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Children and adolescents

Create a cheap baby in India

New technology is opening up for limitless opportunities to create and have children – across bodies and borders. Consequences include children becoming stateless citizens, and it will be more difficult to identify who the father and mother really are.

Paracetamol increases asthma risk in children

New study confirms suspicions that paracetamol increases the risk of asthma in children.

The road to adulthood: car culture in the Faroes

Cars dominated Faroese youth culture in the ’70s and ‘80s, as young men found strong symbolic values in owning and driving a car. Today’s youths are, however, finding values in other activities.

Grandfathers play a more prominent role

Europeans spend much time with their grandchildren. And past 70, the grandfather takes the lead.

ADHD linked to language problems

Most children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have language impairments too. These kids struggle to express themselves and understand the content of conversations.

Children with dying parents should get more support

Health authorities are not good enough at understanding and supporting children with terminally ill parents. New research offers insight and some solutions.

Obesity starts in infancy

OPINION: Children who gain a lot of weight in the first months of their lives have a higher risk of developing obesity by school age. Perhaps it’s time we realise that obesity prevention should start at the time of birth.

How Nazis turn youths into extremists

Far right Nazi-like parties are using a new strategy for spreading their message to young people. New research takes a closer look.

Here’s tomorrow’s science classroom

Scientists are testing a new teaching concept to rekindle shoolchildren’s interest in science.

Flu vaccine may cause narcolepsy

The influenza vaccine Pandemrix has been associated with an abrupt increase in the incidence of childhood narcolepsy in Finland and Sweden.