Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe

Report compares 49 countries; says 75 percent of countries have failing physical activity grades

Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

New research shows it’s better to express negative emotions in a healthy way than to tamp them down

Family dinners improve teens’ eating habits no matter how well family functions

teenagers and young adults who sit down for family dinners

Happy childhood memories linked to better health later in life

Fond recollections of parents a key factor, study says

Children’s sleep not significantly affected by screen time, new study finds

Screen-time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep, according to new Oxford University.

Are children’s television programmes too cool for school?

New research to be presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition looks at how school life is depicted on children’s TV shows and what influence it may have on how children perceive school

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old

Insufficient sleep associated with risky behaviour in teens

Mental health issues, substance abuse, accidents more likely for high school students sleeping less than six hours per night

The whole day matters for cognitive development in children

New study from CHEO Research Institute shows children who meet screen and sleep time recommendations have improved cognition

Depressed teens, depressed parents

Treating depression in teens may benefit parents’ mental health, too, study finds