In malaria endemic areas, children who have fever are often presumed to have the disease—but a new study found that another mosquito-borne disease—dengue—was often the culprit.
Preventive antimalarials for school-age children may be the key to revive progress against the disease across Africa,
Sepsis—the body's potentially deadly response to infection—causes 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, yet there are huge chasms in the knowledge base about it, WHO warns.
In a watershed moment, the prestigious Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago suspended intersex surgeries last month. Activists hope other hospitals will follow suit. The UN has condemned these surgeries, but they are legal in almost every country. (“…
Even as the pandemic is making it hard for low- and middle-income countries to keep children on schedule with their vaccines, new modeling shows astounding returns on investment in vaccines.
Young children infected with SARS-CoV-2 carry high amounts of the viral RNA in their nasal cavities, even if they have only mild symptoms,
Iron deficiency tests are getting it wrong—and that has major implications for nutritional interventions in Africa, according to a new study in BMC Medicine.
Through efforts like Family Planning 2020, contraception has become a focal point of global health initiatives. But uptake is uneven across age groups. A new JAMA study found that the prevalence of unmet need for family planning was 50.8% among adolescents (ages 15-19…
The US government earned as many Fs as As for its efforts to curb youth vaping and tobacco use, according to the 2020 report card from
15 years ago, several Amish children from the same family died suddenly without any apparent cause. Researchers suspected mutations of the RYR2 gene—which can cause cardiac arrythmia—but molecular autopsy results were inconclusive. To date, 18 Amish children have died…