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Children’s Health

Antibiotics Causing Children To Grow Up Angry and Violent?

Antibiotic treatment during late pregnancy and early childhood spurred aggression and long-term behavioral changes in animal models, a recent study showed. Do these same results apply to human children?

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Pregnant Women Who Take Antidepressants Have 81% Higher Chance of Autistic Children

Taking antidepressants before and during pregnancy may raise the odds of autism spectrum disorder in children, a recent review showed. The study found that children born to mothers who took antidepressants during pregnancy had an 81% increased odds of developing autism.

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Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Lower Status Jobs, Lower IQ as Adults

A long-term study of 565 children who grew up in the era of leaded gasoline has shown that their exposure to the powerful neurotoxin may have led to a loss of intelligence and occupational standing by the time they reached age 38. 94% of the children exceeded today’s reference value of 5 micrograms of lead […]

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Children as Young as 13 Treated for Mobile Phone Addiction

Technology brings many advantages but for some – especially children – it can have much more damaging effects, experts say.

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Two NY Public Schools Go 100% Vegetarian

Improved test scores and longer attention span are just a few of the benefits observed after 2 New York area public schools adopted a 100% vegetarian school lunch menu.

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