A study showed that children who had lost their father had significantly shorter telomeres—a protective cap on chromosomes—than children who had not.
For some types of autism, gastrointestinal problems may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition.
Columbia neurosurgeon uses less-invasive technique to reduce spasticity in children with cerebral palsy.
Researchers conducted a systematic review of studies investigating both maternal and infant risk factors for childhood obesity.
Mailman School of Public Health researchers found that although vaccination policy changes remain controversial, alternatives exist to eliminate nonmedical exemptions by making them harder to obtain.
P&S researcher Wendy Chung and colleagues find genetic mutations that explain why many children with congenital heart disease also have neurodevelopmental disorders.