About a third of children exposed to the Zika virus in utero suffered from neurological problems, according to follow-up study published yesterday in Nature Medicine.  

A new guard of audio detectors is angling for a role in school security by identifying aggressive sounds before physical violence breaks out.   Demand for novel school security systems rises with every mass shooting—but a ProPublica analysis of these devices yielded mixed…

More than 7,500 children have lost their lives or been wounded in Yemen during 5-plus years of relentless conflict, according to a UN report published Friday, TIME reports.   Thousands of children have been recruited by warring parties, and hundreds detained for such…

Viruses are to blame for most of the severe childhood pneumonia cases in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study published in The Lancet by a global consortium of scientists—highlighting the need for vaccines against these pathogens.  

“It is not the time and place to be pessimistic,” says Jean Chrysostome Gody, director of the Central African Republic’s only pediatric hospital. His core contribution: As years of fighting left the country in tatters, Gody stayed behind and designed a program that just…

Across the US, the number of babies born in drug withdrawal has spiraled. As they become school age, teachers are facing challenges for which there is no steadfast protocol. “They’re just these damaged little brains that are not psychologically ready to learn,” says…

When several children fell ill, parents in Pakistan’s Sindh province sought answers. Ultimately, 14 children aged 2-8 tested positive for HIV. Sindh province is no stranger to HIV, accounting for almost half of Pakistan’s 150,000 positive cases. But this tragedy cracked…

Low birthweight takes an alarming toll worldwide, according to the first roundup of global progress on the problem.

Baby teeth collected in 5 Los Angeles neighborhoods showed high amounts of lead traced to recycled car batteries at a nearby Exide plant—shuttered for hazardous waste violations in 2015.  

Akon Mathiong is mourning 2 young grandsons, who died of measles last week in South Sudan.   Both had been vaccinated—spurring concerns of compromised vaccines.   A Kuajok doctor reports more than 10 cases among vaccinated children since January, amid an outbreak that has…