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Girls Who Hit Puberty Early More Likely To Turn 'Bad'
Girls who began puberty before 11 years old were more likely to give in to bad influences, especially if they had a deviant best friend, according to a study. More »
Back Braces Shown to Slow Spinal Curvature in Kids
A new study shows that for many children with the spinal condition scoliosis, wearing a back brace may significantly slow its progression —and even eliminate the need for surgery. More »
Kids' Movies Deliver Mixed Messages on Eating, Obesity
THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Popular children's movies, from "Kung Fu Panda" to "Shrek the Third," contain mixed messages about eating habits and obesity, a new study says. Many of these animated and live-action movies are guilty of... More »
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- If Johnny doesn't take to the violin, don't fret. A new study challenges the widely held belief that music lessons can help boost children's intelligence. "More than 80 percent of American adults think ... More »
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are exposed to alcohol before they are born are more likely to have problems with their social skills, according to new research. Having a mother who drank during pregn... More »