New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
Parents worry about giving their kids pain relief. Four out of five experts say it's OK.
As Addis Ababa develops into a modern city, beggars are increasingly being treated like public nuisances and criminals.
The spread of video games from desktop PCs to the pockets of young people everywhere has brought new hazards – in the form of online social gambling.
In the past, running for political office and being a mother were seemingly incompatible. A scholar of gender and politics explains why times are changing.
There are no guidelines for healthcare professionals.
Forging emotional bonds through care, companionship and shared experiences, two very different countries built civic ties from the rubble of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
New research suggests omega-3s from seafood to be more effective at reducing breast cancer risk than those from plant-based sources.
It's time to challenge the taken-for-granted use of forceful holding by using creative methods to prepare children for health procedures..
Some children's tantrums, irritability and defiance well exceed that typically found in healthy children of the same age. This can be overwhelming for parents, especially as children grow.
Despite the prevalence of Fairtrade sugar in UK society, the sugarcane industry remains deeply troubled.
Why does childcare work have such a status problem in Britain?
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Arab-Islamic education is neither a limited nor recent phenomena. While poorly understood, it remains a fundamental part of the educational development of the region.
10-20% of young people are estimated to experience persistent PTSD after exposure to a single incident of trauma.
Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos are finely tuned in to the developing minds of toddlers.
It's understandable to want to shield children from the impacts of disasters. But research suggests that they should be given a voice in disaster planning and a role in reducing the risks.
Reduced lead exposure has made us smarter and healthier. Could changes in regulatory agencies across North America endanger this?
Islamic State systematically militarised the education systems of captured Iraqi and Syrian territory to turn the region’s children into ideological timebombs.
Some experts fret that the US birthrate is on the decline. That might not be so surprising, when the cost of having children in the US has grown exponentially since the 1960s.
These professional entertainers are trained and paid to go round hospitals cheer up children with music and laughter.