Do those violin lessons improve your child’s brain development? What about sports and sleep?In the largest study of its kind, researchers from 21 institutions are looking to answer these questions once and for all with a massive data hive showing how a range of behaviors…

Somalia’s government is detaining and torturing children linked to the Islamist armed group Al-Shabab, according to a Human Rights Watch report released yesterday.

Despite overall improvements in infant health, startling numbers of infants in West and Central Africa don’t make it past their first month.

A YouTube video challenging the benefits of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, by filmmaker Joan Shenton, demonstrates why film has become a choice tool for vaccine critics.

Nestlé’s baby formula products are lacking, well, a formula, according to an investigation into the infant milk megabrand that found inconsistencies in its products, and called on Nestlé to review its range ensure its science is up to date.

Automated tools used to quickly screen and score families for neglect and abuse have been embraced, promising more efficient use of data and resources, writes Virginia Eubanks in a published book excerpt.

In Mexico, where incarcerated mothers often keep their children with them, the practice draws mixed reviews.In one facility near Chihuahua City, around 10% of mothers—many of whom landed there as accessories to cartel crimes—are allowed to bring their children inside.

Lack of blood oxygen monitoring has helped make pneumonia a leading killer in children under 5—but a new-model oximeter could be a game-changer.Up to to 90% percent of child pneumonia deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia, where oximeters—crucial to tracking…

UBON RATCHATHANI—Tat looked like any other 8-year-old boy as he sat at a shaded wooden bench, playing with a plastic action figure. As his GI Joe stormed the imaginary positions of his equally imaginary enemies, a portrait of Thailand’s former King Bhumibol Adulyadej gazed…

An increase in child marriage is a startling consequence of climate change. In countries like Bangladesh, where already 52% of girls are married before 18, families anticipating or dealing with financial difficulty from natural disasters like floods, droughts and storms…