New research supports the view that obesity in early childhood is a predictor of adult obesity.
Children and teens face a range of obstacles to good physical and mental health but are seeing benefits from progress in research and treatment.
Uninsured Latino children in Texas whose parents were mentored by other parents who had obtained Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for their own children were more likely to obtain coverage than those who received only the usual state enrollment outreach.
Early introduction of eggs boosts infant blood concentrations of several key indicators of brain development, a recent study in Ecuador found. The results could have implications for infant nutrition in both the developing and developed worlds.
A Journal of Contemporary Medical Education study reveals that pediatric and med-peds residents generally have higher emotional intelligence (EI) scores than members of the general population. As residents progress through their training, however, scores for key subcategories, such as empathy and assertiveness, start to change.