This is how to design schools for autistic children.
Every state bears the burden of the opioid crisis.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.
SNAP benefits help millions of families put food on the table.
With Congress rebuffing efforts to cut benefits, the White House is trying to change the rules.
Do you know what your child is eating at school?
Obesity crisis: pizza, pastries, chips, donuts, cookies, hot dogs, and burgers – just your average school lunch.
A child with epilepsy during a seizure.
About 470,000 children in the US have epilepsy. Promising advances are being made in the field of epilepsy treatment for children.
A Rohingya refugee girl sells vegetables in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Access to education is extremely limited in the camps, and most children — particularly girls — receive little to no formal education, Aug. 28, 2018.
AP Photo/Altaf Qadri
An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
Excluding high earning dads from paid parental leave is not the answer.
Children’s engagement with digital devices is often driven by their desire for creative expression, entertainment and social interaction.
In order to reach younger audiences, social media apps must get past the gatekeepers of preteen online engagement: the parents.
When it comes to reading, choosing the books your child reads, forcing them to read at certain times and asking them questions about their books are all big no nos.
Parenting: attachment is not, and has never been, the only way.
Children in this group are growing up with roots in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Between 2000 and 2015, the population of U.S. citizen minors living in Mexico more than doubled. Who are the kids living on the other side of the border?
Migrant children outside a temporary shelter for unaccompanied children in Florida, May 2019.
A 15-year-old fleeing violence in El Salvador came to the US in 1985. Her immigration case sparked a Supreme Court decision that would affect how authorities treat children in detention.
Smart eve versus the iCub. iCub learns from how children play.
Teaching robots to care for us in old age will be child's play.
Radiation therapy for ringworm.
(Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')
Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
Children are the future, so why don't we listen to them more often?
Climate change and especially variations in the ozone layer have increased the danger from the sun’s harmful rays during the last 25 years. Children are particularly at risk.
The sun emits harmful rays 365 days a year, even when cloudy or rainy. Children must be protected or they may develop cataracts at an earlier age and run the risk of skin cancer of the eyelids.
Children in a Bangladesh slum.
United Nations /Flickr
In many urban poor areas such as slums, programmes by governments and NGOs are established to help families and mitigate malnutrition. But are these effective?
Children often want to have a tangible connection in their giving
Young children should be given a bigger role in deciding which charities their schools and families support.
Forest School helps children learn without realising it.
Children report being at their happiest when playing outside.
Adults must let go of their fears of injury and kidnapping. Children need free outdoor play to build physical immunity, psychological health, executive functioning and social skills.