Apr 17, 2014 — The two cases are the first in the country since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.
Apr 6, 2014 — With new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, vaccinating — and not vaccinating — is still an area of great concern.
Apr 4, 2014 — Barbie dolls are marketed with sports gear, but could they actually run on those spindly gams? The design for a doll based on an average 19-year-old's physique looks like it really has legs.
Mar 30, 2014 — India declared itself polio-free on Thursday, but it isn't wasting time celebrating. Leaders are already applying the tools used to fight polio to end a disease that kills more than 150 kids each day.
Mar 27, 2014 — The number of children diagnosed with autism keeps rising, but researchers warn that it may be just because we're getting better at recognizing and treating the disorder.
Mar 27, 2014 — It seems to make sense that economic growth automatically leads to better nutrition for children, and better health. But an analysis of 36 countries finds that's not true.
Mar 26, 2014 — The organization of certain brain cells in children with autism seems already different from that of typical children by the sixth or seventh month of fetal development, a study hints.
Mar 24, 2014 — A child's activity level may be linked to how active busy moms are. Researchers in the United Kingdom say just small changes in how mothers engage with their children can get both parties moving.
Mar 24, 2014 — Defiance and other behavior problems are common in children, and counseling can help. Offering mental health care at the pediatrician's office made it much more likely that children would attend.
Mar 23, 2014 — Women can give birth in water at a growing number of hospitals, but the nation's pediatricians and obstetricians say there's not enough proof that it's safe. Midwives say it's fine for many women.