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If mice can feel it, we can, too. Credit: Corbis
Looking for clues to what happens to your kid after a mean girl beat down? Mickey, Minnie and their mouse friends could shed some light on the stress caused by schoolyard bullies....When other mice torment them, rodents get nervous and stressed out, too.
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Ask most parents, and they'll agree it's crucial kids receive accurate, trusted information about sexual issues.But while you ...Schools and family are the most common and trusted sources when it comes to sex ed.
Watch Videos Related to This ArticleCharacters don't seem to affect the taste of healthy-sounding cereal, but they make sugary cereal taste better. Credit: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Sure, you know companies ...Add SpongeBob or Dora to a ceral box, and kids say it tastes better.
Lifelong sun protection should begin at an early age. Credit: Getty Yes, you're always sure everyone in the family is slathered in sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but sorry, Mom. That may not be enough to protect your ...Rates of skin cancer continue to rise, even in younger people.
A fever may make a child uncomfortable, but it can actually help her body fight off an infection. Credit: Getty A child's fever can be anxiety-provoking for many parents, who often have a gut reaction to do whatever they can to bring ...Parents should help a feverish child feel more comfortable.
Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates. Credit: Getty Cribs, playpens and bassinets are supposed to function as secure locations where parents can place their baby or toddler and be ...Although safety standards continue to improve, crib injuries occur at alarming rates.
A child's access to affordable health care varies widely from state-to-state. Credit: Getty A recent analysis of states' performance in children's health care found that where kids live and their parents' incomes have a significant ...Nationally, 10 percent of children are uninsured, with the rate exceeding 16 percent in three states.
Foods low in vitamins and nutrients can actually lower your child's IQ. Credit: Getty Super sweet breakfast cereals, pre-packaged lunches and fast-food dinner runs may be convenient for parents feeding their kids on the go, but a diet ...A diet high in fat, sugar and processed foods can actually lower a child's IQ.
There appears to be a big drop off in the use of services for young adults with autism after they graduate from high school. Credit: John Dowland, Getty Images If your child has been identified as having an autism ...The use of these autism support services by young adults with spectrum disorders appears to decline after high school, according to a new report.
c Food allergies could be causing your child's ADHD symptoms. Credit: Achim Sass, GettyIf your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you may want to consider an alternative course of ...A new study suggests that a special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with ADHD.
Preschool and health insurance are two factors found to be crucial to a child's future well-being. Credit: Getty If you're having trouble making ends meet these days, you're probably among the growing ranks of parents whose income has ...The income gap between middle-class and high-income families has grown by more than 50 percent since 1985.
College students are facing more pressures than ever before, but they still have positive thoughts about the experience. Credit: Getty The first year of college should be a time for exploring new-found freedoms, discovering passions ...College freshman are reporting record-low levels of emotional health.
Video games may be affecting your relationship with your kid. Credit: Stockdisc, Getty Images Although most kids don't become addicted to video games, you may still want to keep a sharp eye on your child's gaming habits. A study ...Pathological gamers tend to be more impulsive, have lower social competence and are less empathic.
New research findings point to breast-feeding as a contributing factor to academic achievement. Credit: Getty
Giving your baby the boob may just keep him from becoming a boob.Children who are mainly breast-fed for six months or ...Breast-feeding your baby for at least six months can lead to higher academic achievement.
These scans were used to look for flaws in the brain's circuitry that could be used to detect autism. Credit: Autism ResearchGiven the choice, it's likely most parents would choose to subject their child to one 10-minute MRI scan in lieu of days ...Brain scans could one day be used as a tool to diagnose autism, a new study reveals.