Pediatrics

Adversity in early childhood too often equals poor health later. Now researchers are looking for ways to change the equation.

A wave of research shows how a pregnancy can be put at risk by drinking, diet and exposures to toxins—on the part of the male.

More research into coordination disorders shows why some children are more prone to trip, fumble and spill the milk.

A father tries to connect with his newborn son in the NICU.

When a baby is born and its sex is ambiguous, what should happen next?

Pediatricians want to know whether they can call child protective services if a parent refuses to vaccinate. The answer remains unclear.

More children survive cancer, but infertility is often the cost. New techniques offer hope.

Readers weigh in on the importance of social activism amongst physicians and the various approaches to childhood transgenderism.

Most transgender people know their gender identity as children. So how do pediatricians help them become healthy adults?

Children are the most vulnerable during a disaster. So why isn’t the emergency response system better at helping them?

A more relaxed attitude toward legal marijuana may mean more use among teens. The long-term effects may not be good.

Pilot programs teach kids and parents skills for coping with stressful lives.

Top Stories

To show her love, the author learns the value of lying to her mother.

In 1922 the Berlin woman became the first to undergo gender-affirming surgery.

Once regarded as a purely mental condition, functional neurological disorder emerges from the shadows.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.