In the Journals

Economics may explain cognitive deficits in children of single mothers

February 18, 2020
Study findings published recently in Child Development showed that single motherhood is still associated with negative consequences on the cognitive…

In the Journals

Poll: 86% of parents believe teens spend too much time gaming

February 11, 2020
An estimated 86% of parents agree or strongly agree that their teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be mistaken regarding the extent of…

10 important updates for International Epilepsy Day

February 10, 2020
Today is International Epilepsy Day. According to WHO, approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, and about 70% of these individuals…

In the Journals

Most kids, teens with chronic fatigue syndrome are undiagnosed

January 30, 2020
Most children experiencing myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome, are not diagnosed with the disease, according to research…

WHO lists 10 ‘urgent’ global health challenges for the new decade

January 14, 2020
WHO published a list of 10 global health challenges for the next decade that it said “reflects a deep concern that leaders are failing to…

FDA News

FDA bans most e-cigarette flavors

January 2, 2020
HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced that companies that do not stop manufacturing, distributing and selling unauthorized flavored cartridge-based…

In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

In the Journals

Boys born small for gestational age at higher risk for infertility as adults

December 31, 2019
Boys who are born small for their gestational age, or SGA, have a higher risk for being diagnosed with infertility in adulthood, according to a…

In the Journals

Children with HIV show poorer neuropsychological performance

December 30, 2019
Children who were perinatally infected with HIV showed poorer scores on tests measuring cognitive ability, attention and motor function than their…


‘Message worth repeating’: Maternal exposure to household products can impact offspring IQ

December 13, 2019
Children who are exposed to chemicals in the womb may face a range of neurodevelopmental and other health risks as they mature. For example, new…

In the Journals

Object-related choking deaths down significantly in US children since 1968

November 27, 2019
Object-related aspiration deaths in U.S. children declined 75% over 50 years, aided in part by policy changes to address choking hazards, according…

In the Journals

Most children’s digital media use exceeds AAP guidelines

November 25, 2019
The average amount of time children spend watching television or using a computer or mobile device exceeds AAP recommendations, according survey data…


Studies underscore extent of health threats from childhood food insecurity

November 12, 2019
Findings from two studies published recently in Pediatrics emphasized the negative impact that food insecurity has on child health and the role that…

In the JournalsPerspective

ED admissions for adolescent sexual abuse double in 7 years

November 7, 2019
The number of ED admissions related to confirmed adolescent sexual abuse more than doubled from 2010 through 2016 in the United States, according to…

CDC: Many leading causes of death associated with adverse childhood experiences

November 5, 2019
More than 15% of adults in the United States reported four or more adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, according to a new CDC report. These…

In the Journals

Autism associated with excessive weight gain among children

November 5, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder are 41% more likely to develop obesity than typically developing children living in the same geographical…

Court case highlights misconceptions surrounding pediatric transgender care

October 29, 2019
A Texas court case involving a custody dispute over a young child who may identify as transgender has ignited a national debate about the appropriate…

Meeting News

Rate of pediatric suicide higher in areas with more poverty

October 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Counties with higher levels of poverty have higher levels of pediatric and adolescent suicide, according to research presented at…

Meeting News

Febrile seizures following vaccination do not affect development, behavior

October 26, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children who experience febrile seizures following vaccination have similar developmental and behavioral outcomes compared with…

In the Journals

Fluoxetine may not treat OCD symptoms in patients with ASD

October 22, 2019
Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders who exhibit obsessive-compulsive disorder behaviors had significantly lower scores for OCD…