Lack of political will hampers the “make measles history” efforts of the United Nations Children’s Fund. Despite the global efforts to put an end to deaths caused by measles through continuous awareness and vaccination initiatives, global health experts report that every day nearly 400 children still die from measles.
Researches have found that Vitamin D deficient children are more prone to be suffer from asthma and other allergies as they grow up. There is a positive relationship between the increased complaints of Vitamin D deficiency in early childhood and higher rate of asthma and allergies like eczema at the age 10.
Tinnitus, a kind of hearing damage is increasingly rampant among children and teens that are regularly exposed to loud music, according to a new study.
The latest research reports on the linkage between the various birth defects found in children and their father have revealed that the lifestyle changes and anxiety experienced by the father affect his children’s behavior the most.
The researchers found that kids who spent more time playing video games each week were nearly twice as likely to be higher "intellectual functioning", do better in school, and less likely to experience problems within their peer groups. There was no significant association between playing video games and mental health issues.
A new strain of drug resistant ‘super lice’ sweeps through 25 states affecting mostly children.
Pregnant women who report high levels of fish consumption tend to have children with higher body mass indexes, a new study found.
A new study published in JAMA online links Zika virus to inherent vision loss among infected Brazilian newborns.
The effectiveness of a whooping cough booster vaccine recommended for middle school aged children wanes over time, a new study is reporting.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated vaccine recommendations for HPV.
A startling report by the Nordic Cochrane Center and University College London (UCL) revealed a startling conclusion linking anti-depressants with doubled suicide risks in children and teens.
A new study links unhealthy eating behaviors with impulsive brain function- suggests mindfulness therapy to reverse childhood obesity.
Water dispensing machines installed in cafeterias across New York City’s public schools have shown to help overweight students lose weight according to a recently published report by New York University (NYU).
Pharmaceutical company Perrigo recently ordered a nationwide recall of its two cough syrups for children sold under different brand labels after erroneous markings of dosing cups were printed on the packaging.
Health warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages can influence how parents shop, a new study found.