School closures in the US last spring significantly decreased COVID-19 incidence and saved lives, 

In the great debate about school reopening, questions swirl around whether kids can spread the virus to their caregivers.  

As debate around reopening schools reaches a crescendo, US President Trump has doubled down on his commitment to reopening—even as daily US cases reach new highs, 

It’s well-known that a child’s socioeconomic background plays a leading role in dictating their life’s course—much of that insight comes from a seminal study following 790 Baltimore first-graders until they turned 28.   When the Beginning School study began in 1982, “the…

“This is the humanitarian mission of our lifetimes. And we won’t win every battle,” the chief medical officer of a New York City health system wrote to her staff last week. She warned that patients requiring ICU-level care were going to surpass their resources, according to…

“Eco-anxiety” or “climate depression” are real threats to children’s mental health. 57% of American teens report being scared by climate change and 52% report anger, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll released last fall. 

Fewer than 16% of medical schools address climate change in their curricula, an International Federation of Medical Students' Associations survey of schools in 118 countries reveals.   “Climate change is truly that threat multiplier,” impacting every facet of medicine, says…

North Korea’s “gross failure” to protect even the most basic health of its children is a violation of human rights, says W. Courtland Robinson, lead author of a new study on the health of DPRK children.    The Committee for Human Rights in North Korea cites systemic abuses…

Global birth rates have been falling since the 1980s. So why, in some African countries, did they creep up 20 years later? Perhaps because of 1980s austerity, say researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Reams of research show that diverse groups delving into topics they care about perform better. Yet, underrepresented and often the subject of suspicion, many minority students feel out of place in the biomedical field—and leave. Hispanics, African-Americans and Native…