Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
Lung infections are the most common reason for Aboriginal children to be hospitalised. But many cases can be prevented by seeking treatment for wet coughs that last for four weeks or more.
Specialist teachers and hours of compulsory physical education a week are keeping Nordic school children moving. When it comes to physical activity, Australia could do better.
Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.
Secrecy around the HIV-positive status of young children in school is denying them the care and support they need for a good start.
Many of the gels, toys or therapies recommended to help kids through teething may be dangerous. So, what's a parent to do?
Usually we set out to get plenty of fibre and little fat, but nutritional advice for pregnant women and parents of toddlers who are vegan is different.
The WHO has called for the global scale-up of human milk banks.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
If any other condition affected as many children and contributed to as many long-term health problems as obesity does, we would have had an action plan long ago. But it's not too late to start.
Encouraging your baby to be active can improve their health in other areas too.
A new study reports that school-based physical activity interventions are ineffective in improving young people's activity levels. But we just need to think outside the box if we want them to work.
The mixed messages around children, food and weight - not to mention sophisticated marketing - can leave parents perplexed. But there are ways to wade through it all and find healthy choices.
New guidelines have been launched that make recommendations on the daily activities of babies and young children.
HIV negative children born to women with HIV have a greater risk of dying before their first birthday.
A new study points to a clear link between childhood arthritis and abnormally low levels of vitamin D, especially ion northern countries.
Formula feeding has been linked to higher weight gain in children. But parents who are formula feeding their babies can take measures to promote healthy weight gain.
This is what children want from their local areas to live happier and healthier lives.
There have been many advances made in the prevention and treatment of pneumonia, but providing for people's basic needs can help reduce the disease burden.
Thanks to successful vaccination programs, Australia has just been declared free of rubella. Continued vigilance is important to make sure it doesn't come back.