Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe

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

Effects of early education intervention on behaviour persist for 4 decades

Education plays a role in sense of fairness, social interactions

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills

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

Unique patterns of neural communications found in brains of children with autism

At a time different parts of the brain are supposed to be talking to each other or working together, the communication between different regions of the brain appears to take unexpected exits and detours for no apparent reason.

Study reveals how the brain overcomes its own limitations

Strategies to compensate for uncertainty help the brain succeed at difficult mental computations

How to avoid raising a materialistic child

If you’re a parent, you may be concerned that materialism among children has been on.

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50% more likely to be overweight

A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the University of Pennsylvania.

Children’s violent video game play associated with increased physical aggressive behaviour

Dartmouth analysis of multiple studies demonstrates how effect varies across ethnicity