Latest National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stories
Researchers with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered that women spend more time in labor today than they did five decades ago.
Distinct patterns of activity—which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants-- appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face—even when the child is not theirs.
Patterns of brain development in the first two years of life are distinct in children who are later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).
Older maternal and paternal age are jointly associated with having a child with autism.
Higher blood levels of cadmium in females, and higher blood levels of lead in males, delayed pregnancy in couples trying to become pregnant.
High-quality early child care isn't important just for children, but for their mothers, too.
A new study has found that toddlers with a poor quality relationship with their mothers are more likely to be obese in their teenage years.
The quality of the emotional relationship between a mother and her young child could affect the potential for that child to be obese during adolescence.
- A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.