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Even a Little Lead Exposure Not a Good Thing for Kids' Test Scores

kids who ingest even small amounts of lead do worse later on in school tests than kids who stick to a strict lead-free diet. Credit: Getty...Eat lead? Not such a good idea if your plans include college (and life).

Early Childhood Memories Come and Go

Early childhood memories come and go until about the time kids hit their 10th birthdays. Credit: Getty Images Ask your 9-year-old about...Your child's earliest memory? It depends on the day you ask him.

South Korean Autism Study Shows Rates May Be Much Higher Than Thought

2.6 percent of the children had autism -- more than two times the average rate reported in developed nations. Credit: AFP/Getty...Researchers found 2.6 percent of the children studied had autism.

Books for Kids Full of Gender Biases, Report Shows

Books for kids show gender bias. Credit: Getty
It's hard to escape the boy's club -- even when it comes to books for kids.
A new...
Children's books feature few Madelines, but plent of Babars.

One in Four Children in US Raised By a Single Parent

Credit: Getty Images MIAMI (AP) - One in four children in the United States is being raised by a single parent - a percentage that has...The percentage of kids being raised by a single parent is significantly higher in the U.S. than in other countries.

Heart Defects in Minority Children Yield Greater Risk of Death, Study Shows

Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers. Credit: Getty Images The...Black children with heart conditions have a greater chance of dying before age 5 than their white peers.

Treatments for Autism: What Works, What Doesn't

Watch a video on how autism can be treated.
Credit: Getty Images Moms of kids with autism usually try everything under the sun --...
There's new guidance in the world of autism treatment: While medications can be a mixed bag, behavioral interventions can help -- a lot.

Cruising for a Bruising: Car Seat Recommendations Too Strict?

Watch a video on how to choose a car seat. Forget the first birthday car seat switcheroo. Infants and toddlers riding in forward-facing car seats...The data on car seats tells a different story.

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