Latest National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Stories

2012-03-31 07:31:38

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.

2012-03-16 16:51:11

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.

2012-02-22 14:51:26

Patterns of brain development in the first two years of life are distinct in children who are later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).

2012-02-10 22:36:04

Older maternal and paternal age are jointly associated with having a child with autism.

2012-02-08 14:36:25

Higher blood levels of cadmium in females, and higher blood levels of lead in males, delayed pregnancy in couples trying to become pregnant.

2012-02-08 11:52:42

High-quality early child care isn't important just for children, but for their mothers, too.

Poor Maternal-Child Relationship Linked To Adolescent Obesity
2011-12-27 05:54:04

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.

2011-12-26 07:26:36

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.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.