Children in rural, low-income regions of Alaska are 5-6 times more likely to experience hearing loss than other US children. Worse, it’s preventable. Susan Emmett of Duke University is working with the Hearing Norton Sound project to use Alaska’s thriving telemedicine…

Women with high concentrations of DDT in their blood during pregnancy are 32% more likely to give birth to a child that develops autism, according to a study of almost a million women.

South Australia seeks to become the third Australian state to fine child care centers and preschools that admit an unvaccinated child. The law would not exempt parents who object to vaccination for non-medical reasons.   The move is the latest in a nationwide effort to…

Since the early 2000s, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden have developed a baffling condition known as uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome. When faced with impending deportation, patients fall into a coma-like state.   So far, the most effective treatment has…

Former President George H.W. Bush’s hospitalization put pneumonia in the news this week. However the kind of care he’s receiving isn’t an option for the many children suffering from pneumonia in impoverished countries, argues Kate O’Brien, executive director of…

If countries choose to revise their family planning guidelines to follow the WHO's new Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 5th edition, health workers in Pakistan may now be able to offer breastfeeding women more, longer-acting options for family…

Make the right investments and we can close the health gap between low-and high-income countries, Bill Gates argues in a Quartz op-ed.   That means 34 million lives saved. For Gates, the “right investments” mean:

Parents in Pakistan should soon have a new tool to help remember when their children are due for vaccines, as color-changing anklets have passed through clinical field trials. The ankle bands have color strips that serve as visual reminders to parents when each round of…

California lawmakers advanced a bill yesterday that aims to ban personal belief exemptions from vaccines for school-going kids. The measure follows an outbreak of measles in the state that started last December. In the months since, more than 150 people across the US have…