Estimates suggest that every 12 seconds, a child somewhere in the world loses a caregiver to the coronavirus pandemic.
Children can get long COVID, but it seems to be less common than in adults. And they tend to recover quicker.
With a bit of preparation, role play and modelling the type of behaviour you’d like to see in your child, the process can be plain sailing.
South Africa needs to ensure regulations on formula foods for babies are enforced.
But herd immunity is not our only option. If we don’t vaccinate children, we may have to settle for lesser protection of the population.
They seem like a real thing but scientists have done experiments and found they’re actually a myth.
Schools are not driving the COVID-19 pandemic and can safely remain open provided people stick to the non-pharmaceutical interventions for COVID-19 prevention.
Here’s how to make the learning process fun and safe.
The researchers found a link between shorter heights and lower bone mineral content among vegan kids, compared to meat-eaters. But they didn’t show diets caused the difference – or that it lasted.
Not achieving the targets for children and adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa means that new infections will continue to increase and HIV related mortality will be a reality for decades to come.
Nurse practitioners can be the missing link between homeless children, housing services and schools, our study shows.
A ban on sugary drinks sale and advertisements in schools is likely to hold more promise in improving the diets of children and help prevent obesity in children than voluntary actions.
Some face masks now come with a coating of graphene, a substance that can kill microbes. Is it safe to breathe it in?
There’s no need for children with food allergies to miss out this Easter. Here’s how to include them in your celebrations and help keep them safe.
If we want to avoid playing outside becoming a thing of the past, we need to restore the habit in our children after lockdown.
Malnutrition during the first 1000 days of life can cast a long shadow over a person’s life.
The health and wellbeing effects will go beyond the direct impact of war-related fatalities, and are likely to last for years after peace is fully restored.
Children’s work circumstances put their welfare in danger, policy and action are needed urgently from government and non-governmental organisations.
There’s no guarantee future COVID-19 vaccines will work in the elderly. So we can consider vaccinating the young first to protect them. Here’s what we need to work out first.
Male involvement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV is key for the uptake of services and retention in care. When men are involved, HIV exposed or infected children do better.