Is there an association between parental education level and the risk of malnutrition among children?

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers assessed the correlation between parental education level and the risk of malnutrition among children and parents. Study: Association Between Parental…

Researchers solve an 80-year-old medical mystery that causes kidney damage in children

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have solved an 80-year-old medical mystery that causes kidney damage in children and can be fatal in babies. Those affected by the condition…

Study finds link between physical activity levels and susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections in children

Higher levels of daily physical activity are associated with reduced susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold, suggests a study of 104 Polish children published in…

Critics cite failures in health care for vulnerable foster children

Need Help? If you or someone you know is in a crisis, please call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. One night last month, a…

Study finds high prevalence of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Children and adolescents (aged 0–19 years) account for almost 1.9 billion of the global population, most of whom live in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This phase of life brings significant…

Centre rolls out U-WIN for children, pregnant women; check details here 

In a bid to make vaccinations of children and pregnant women hassle-free, the government has rolled out the U-WIN platform. The platform is aimed at digitising India’s Universal Immunisation Programme…

Outdoor play reduces some of the negative effects of screen time for young children

If you have young children, you’re likely worried about how much time they spend staring at a screen, be it a tablet, phone, computer, or television. You probably also want…

Differences in brain wiring could explain social communication difficulties in autistic children

Children with autism often struggle to identify emotional cues in other people’s voices because of differences in the wiring and function of a key social center in their brains, according…

Simple nasal spray effective at easing sleep-disordered breathing in children

A simple nasal spray significantly reduced snoring and breathing difficulties in children and halved the number needing to have their tonsils removed, according to a new study. The research, led…

Rough and tumble play needed for today’s children

Children engage in rough play today, as they also did in the past. What is the same and what has changed? Researchers have taken a closer look and have a…