Although digital media isn’t proven to cause attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers are now linking self-reported ADHD symptoms in some teenagers to heavy social media and other digital media use.
Rachael Zimlich, RN
For teenagers’ developing minds and bodies, good food and activity choices are key to appropriate development. A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals trends that check how US teenagers are doing.
A new study confirms what public health officials had hoped—that maternal vaccination against pertussis can help protect vulnerable newborns.
A new report highlights the fallout from a large-scale measles outbreak in New York City in 2013.
Food additives and chemicals in food containers and preparation have been linked to a host of health issues. Now, experts are urging pediatricians to talk to parents about reducing these exposures and to advocate for larger policy changes.
For children living below the federal poverty level, public insurance programs are a lifeline to crucial healthcare services. If eligibility requirements change, however, thousands of children could be left without healthcare—a move that could result in billions of dollars’ worth of uncompensated care for hospitals each year.
A new study reveals that while more teenagers are becoming overweight or obese, fewer are trying to lose weight, although it’s not entirely true which of these trends is more causative.
A new study that asked parents to guess the sugar content in the foods they feed their children showed that families are grossly underestimating how much sweeter foods are than they think.
While the ACIP continues to recommend the intranasal flu vaccine for the coming year, AAP is being more cautious in its recommendation due to limited data on last year’s performance.
The number of kindergartners starting school without protection against vaccine-preventable diseases is increasing in states that allow nonmedical exemptions to recommended immunizations.