Parents usually identify problems in their autistic children during the first year of life, but most diagnoses are not usually made until children are older.
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A child is up to 2.5 times more likely to be backed over by a minivan or truck than by a car.
Premature or low birthweight babies are up to three times as likely to become hyperactive, with low attention spans.
Early detection of autism is critical for early intervention, yet autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are typically not diagnosed until after three years of age.
Reducing the quantity of passive TV exposure might help to reduce children's sleeping problems and increase average sleep duration.
Many children end up with serious injuries or amputations because they were run over by the lawn mower or fall underneath it.
If not recognizing the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder that children might spend so much time trying to fight the disorder that they may fall behind school and their relationships may also suffer.
Few serious harmful events stemming from spinal manipulation in children have been reported compared to the number of manipulations delivered.
Healthy habits begun in childhood and reinforced in the teen years may become lifelong behaviors.
Children who are exposed to cats soon after birth may have an increased risk of developing eczema.
Even after thorough screenings of sperm donors, genetic disorders can be transmitted to the conceived children.
It's environmental tobacco smoke, not the suspected visible mold, that drastically increases an infant's risk for developing allergic rhinitis by age 1.
Infants who develop rashes on their arms and over their joints appear most likely to acquire the skin disease atopic dermatitis by age 3 years.
Treatment with pyrimethamine and sulfadiazine (two anti parasitic drugs) during the first year of life leads to a lasting reduction in brain and eye damage for children with congenital toxoplasmosis.
A new study on the long term outcome of children undergoing liver transplants found that chronic hepatitis (CH) was common and that it was not detectible using standard blood tests.
When a premature baby feels pain, that acute pain activates the sensory cortex, the highest center of pain processing in the brain.
Up to 90 per cent of cases of invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPD), which includes serious infections like meningitis, occur in otherwise healthy young children
Only 26 percent of infants receive their vaccinations on time according to the ACIP recommended childhood schedule.
More than 50 per cent of feverish children are given incorrect doses of medicine by parents and overdoses have almost trebled in the last two decades.
A new study on children undergoing liver transplants found that the waitlist times for pediatric transplant candidates have increased compared to the early 1990s.
Preschool children who usually eat meals at home while watching TV ate one third more lunch when they were shown a cartoon video during lunchtime versus when they ate lunch without TV.
Black and Hispanic parents of children with special heath care needs are twice as likely as white parents to be dissatisfied with their child's care.