While only a small percentage of children infected with the novel coronavirus become seriously ill, researchers are now learning about a potentially dangerous syndrome in young people apparently caused by the virus. In more than 100 cases in New York…
New research finds that black mothers who were exposed to police shootings of unarmed black Americans during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to infants who were born prematurely or with low birth weight. Living within 1 kilometer of…
By Shraddha Chakradhar, STAT
Some kids are scared about global warming. A psychologist, a pediatrician and a school counselor give advice on how to talk about kids' climate anxiety.
By Nsikan Akpan
What started as an innocent look into the trend of people consuming placentas uncovered a heated academic debate over whether the placenta has a microbiome.
By Nsikan Akpan
By Jill Johnston, The Conversation
Outdated regulations for lead have failed to protect children’s health.
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
Scientists say the data show over and over that early diagnosis of genetic disorders not only saves lives, but can keep long-term health care costs down.
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
Low birth weight, defined as being born under 5.5 pounds, has previously been linked with an increased risk of childhood mortality and poorer educational outcomes.
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
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