You’ve heard it before: Parents should set limits on how much time their kids spend in front of screens. But what looks like harmless fun could be dangerous. A recently published study found that 18 percent of 9 to 10 year olds who spent more than 3 hours a day on screens could be at higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Predictions for a planet affected by climate change can sound like they're ripped from a doomsday novel: Stronger hurricanes, intense heat waves, rising sea levels and the disappearance of ice in the Arctic.
More than one in 10 American children spend more than half their childhood in poverty — that’s a whopping nine million kids. Most of these children, the majority of whom are African American, are trapped in a cycle of deprivation: As young adults, they’re unlikely to be in school or working, and their children will likely follow a similar path. But a small percentage manage to escape their circumstances and become economically successful.
Aid groups providing assistance to displaced families fleeing fighting between Iraqi forces and Daesh in the western side of Mosul say terrified parents drug their children with sedatives or tape their mouths to avoid discovery as they try to escape.
Eating meals as a family is a proven way to get kids to follow healthier diets, but there are other tricks parents can try when there's no way to get everyone around the same table, a recent study suggests.
Plant-based diets are tied to a lower risk of health problems like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain cancers — and pretty much anyone can eat this way, according to a leading group of nutritionists.