Prenatal pollution exposure may negatively impact neurodevelopment in child’s early life

Toddlers whose moms were exposed to higher levels of air pollution during mid- to late-pregnancy tend to score lower on measures of cognition, motor coordination and language skills, according to…

Study analyzes the impact of children’s mental health on the national workforce

As the American economy has undergone rapid and dramatic change, so too has America’s workforce. Trending terms, such as “the great resignation” and “quiet quitting,” have been coined as we…

Does maternal obesity impact fetal brain development?

In a recent study published in the Nutrients journal, researchers assessed the impact of maternal obesity on brain development in the fetus. Study: Maternal Obesity and Gut Microbiota Are Associated…

Psychosocial impact on pandemic workers in Shanghai during Omicron wave lockdown

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* server, researchers assessed the well-being of all workers involved in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing between April and June 2022, i.e., during…

What Research Tells Us About the Impact of Spanking Our Children

Spanking is an outdated tool in our parenting toolbox. We need to retire it and listen to what research is telling us about the impact of spanking on children. It’s…

Study examines the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in children

New research from pediatricians at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health reveals the impact of COVID-19 on mental health in children. Separately, a study funded by a $2.5 million grant from…

Study tests the impact of digital vaping prevention ads on US adolescents

A randomized, controlled study with over 1,500 US teen participants from across the nation tested the effectiveness of digital vaping prevention ads. Researchers from UNC Hussman School of Journalism and…

Impact of COVID-19 on diabetic ketoacidosis prevalence among children with type 1 diabetes

In a recent study, published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, researchers evaluated trends in diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) prevalence at pediatric type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) diagnosis prior to and…

Women overweight when pregnant could impact fertility in sons, but not daughters

AARHUS, Denmark — Women who are overweight during pregnancy are more likely to birth sons with fertility issues, according to a study out of Denmark. The research showed no correlation between infertility…

Study explores the long-term impact of telemedicine on child neurology care

Researchers from the Epilepsy Neurogenetics Initiative (ENGIN) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that across nearly 50,000 visits, patients continued to use telemedicine effectively even with the reopening of…