Healthy DevelopmentInfo Center
Accepting Your Step-Parent
Bonding step-family with existing biological family can be a difficult process. In order to make this easier, step-parents should heed experts advice: Children assess their step-parents based on how they are treated and how step-parent react to biological parents.
Drinking while Pregnant Makes Bad Kids
Despite warnings from experts, many women drink at some point during their pregnancy. Now, a new study shows that mothers who drink while pregnant put their children at a greater risk of developing a serious behavioral disorder.
Mommy, Let's have Lunch!
The healthy development of your baby starts in the womb, a fact that has been reinforced by a new study, which found a new factor that contributes to a person's risk of becoming obese.
Possible Measles Exposure in Three U.S. Airports
Health officials are attempting to track travelers who may have been exposed to measles after a passenger who was contagious passed through three major U.S. airports recently.
Seeing the World with New Eyes
An inexpensive drug has been shown to benefit premature infants born with retinopathy (the uncontrolled growth of blood vessels in the retinas, which can lead to scarring and retinal detachment).
More Magic from Mother's Milk
Babies whose mothers had diabetes during pregnancy face an increased risk of childhood obesity. However, a new study shows that breastfeeding may reduce that risk of obesity.
Pumping Iron and Zinc
Many infants from poor families lack certain nutrients. Giving these infants iron and zinc supplements to prevent nutritional deficiencies does not appear to have long-term benefits for their mental skills.
Oral Food Challenge: It's Not a New Reality Series
Many children are avoiding potentially nutritious food unnecessarily based on incomplete information about possible food allergies, according to a new study from National Jewish Health.
The amount of fructose that a mother ingests during pregnancy affects female and male fetuses in different ways, according to a new study.
Stay-at-Homes Stay Safe
Asthma, accidents and other health problems are more likely to plague children of working mothers, according to new research from North Carolina State University.