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American Academy of Pediatrics also tells parents to discourage any screen time for children 2 and younger and keep Internet-connected devices out of kids' bedrooms.
Pediatricians find that children under the age of 2 learn best from live interaction with humans, not screens.
A new portable device is designed to help pediatricians and family practitioners detect children's vision problems early with a quick, non-invasive eye exam.
Since the average kid is in front of a screen more than 40 hours a week, researchers say even small limits on screen time can reap multiple health benefits.
New disposable diapers making a run on Indiegogo test a baby's pee to track urinary tract infections, dehydration, or kidney woes.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller says he will call on the National Academy of Sciences to investigate the impact of violent video games on youth.
Studies examining the effect of media on youth in the U.S. find a correlation between over-usage and depression, sleep issues, obesity, and poor school performance.
New research suggests that an algorithm based on 12 acoustic parameters associated with vocal development identifies autism in children with 86 percent accuracy.
A report from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers good advice for parents, but triggers questions about whether it's right in asserting that Facebook may cause depression
Software giant hosts exhibits to educate doctors on answering parents' questions on Net safety as it partners with Miami to provide free computer training in senior centers.