Though the HPV vaccine prevents cancer, doctors hesitate to suggest that preteens get vaccinated at routine visits, a study finds. Or they're offering it for teens they think are sexually active.
Kids in America's schools are eating more local food, although it makes up only a small part of the average meal. Advocates say local food doesn't have to cost more, but buying it does take more time.
But the kid has to have a plan. That's the lesson from a study of rural Chinese children whose parents have left the village to work in faraway cities.
Brain scans found abnormally weak connections in the brains of premature infants may make them more prone to develop autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other emotional disorders.
When Kelly and Wayne Maines adopted identical twin boys in 1997, they didn't anticipate raising one of their sons as a daughter. They tell their story, with author Amy Ellis Nutt, in Becoming Nicole.
For those who are ill, Facebook helps friends and family keep up with a patient's progress. But when that patient is a very ill child, the challenges of how to navigate social media are different.
The fundraising events cast schoolteachers as servers at local McDonald's. Supporters say the events bring families and teachers closer. Critics say they turn teachers into billboards for fast food.
The sturm und drang of early adolescent emotions can be rough on everyone in the family. Fear not, developmental psychologists say — it's almost certainly going to get better. In a few years.
The loss of a sibling can be devastating, particularly for kids. WLRN youth radio reporter Precious Gause brings us the story of her own experience, and how it affected her relationship with her mother.