Lead exposure can harm brain growth in children, so it’s important for toddlers and preschoolers to be tested for lead if they have any of the risk factors.
Federal research has found that the program reduces hunger, particularly in children – who make up 44% of its beneficiaries.
The decline may be due in part to rising fear among their families in response to anti-immigrant rhetoric and federal crackdowns on unauthorized immigrants.
The study will track the mother’s marijuana use from the first trimester throughout pregnancy and then scan infants’ brains at age 6 months to identify possible effects of cannabis exposure.
Mental health experts say that with children, early intervention is crucial. Yet even parents with good insurance struggle to find care for their children.
The drop that has alarmed many health policy analysts, but several states say the decline is a sign of an improving economy.
In the 1960s, measles infected about 3-4 million people in the U.S. each year. More than 48,000 were hospitalized. Up to 500 people died.
As U.S. immigration enforcement becomes stricter, more immigrant families are cutting ties with health care services and other critical government programs.
The Seattle public school, known as a recovery school, is designed for students learning to lead lives of sobriety while they earn their diplomas.
America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016, 60 % of them to preventable injuries: 4,000 died in car crashes; firearms claimed the lives of more than 3,140.
How can doctors work out what treatments actually work? Here’s where a type of study called a clinical trial is useful.
After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017.
During the first two years of a child’s life, lead exposure can affect the brain and result in learning, attention and social/emotional problems.
A spike in the number of children with a rare neurological disease that causes polio-like symptoms –acute flaccid paralysis–has officials across scrambling.