The WHO recommended widespread use yesterday of a malaria vaccine among children in areas of high transmission, creating the potential to save tens of thousands of lives every year.   The first-ever recommendation for a malaria vaccine follows a pilot program of the RTS,S…

During Brazil’s 2016 Zika outbreak, parents of babies born with the syndrome stepped up to join studies.   Now, they feel used, accusing researchers of failing to communicate study results.   In the rush to collect data, some researchers concede they fell short on clearly…

England has nixed school mask mandates, embracing a more laissez-faire approach even as cases and COVID-related absences soar among school-age children, The New York Times reports. Government officials say the numbers support the decision:

In the first half of 2021, nearly 20% of 15-24-year-olds reported often feeling depressed, according to a UNICEF/Gallup survey of young people across 21 countries, The Guardian reports.   Country by country:

​​The Ethiopian government is attempting to expel top UN officials for “meddling” in its affairs, 11 months into a grinding conflict with the northern Tigray region that has left thousands dead and forced 2 million people from their homes, Reuters reported.  

18X more heatwaves in Afghanistan. 10X more crop failures in Mali.   Today’s children will face dire consequences of climate change that their grandparents were spared, according to a new study from Save the Children and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Thomson Reuters…

From birth, 7-year-old Julissia Batties “grew up in a blur of city agencies, social workers, judges and case workers” before she was beaten to death last month in her home in the Bronx.  Not long before, she had been returned to her mother, who lost custody of her 5 other…

Giving young children a vaccine-drug combo during the time they are most vulnerable could cut malaria deaths and illness by 70%,

While almost all global sports have banned sponsorships from Big Tobacco, Formula 1 racing teams have put the pedal to the metal and will rake in an estimated $105 million this year, according to

US children returning to what will be another fraught, pandemci school year were greeted by people protesting mask mandates—some of whom resorted to violence.