Despite their small size, infants and children actually require about the same amount of iron as adults, to help them grow. Many aren’t getting enough.
Children as young as ten don’t have access to Medicare if detained. And they’re dying of largely preventable diseases.
Crying triggers changes in how a newborn baby gets their oxygen. But not all new babies cry, and it’s not always a problem.
Even otherwise healthy children can end up in hospital with this winter respiratory virus.
Rates of flu vaccination are down for children. That leaves them and us vulnerable to the flu and its complications.
Africa contributes less than 1% of research worldwide on movement behaviours in children. This means that research on movement behaviours has largely excluded over 16% of the world’s population.
The health coverage program’s enrollment soared during the three years after March 2020 due to temporary policies adopted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the last two years, routine immunisation services and coverage of essential childhood vaccines have been disrupted.
Head lice are hard to get rid of and seem to come back again and again. Here’s what works.
Child development is always more complex than whether a baby is breastfed or not, as multiple factors affect our health.
Using simple behavioural science models can help programmes to understand people’s lives and how to design nutrition interventions that directly benefit them.
Children aged under six years shouldn’t have cough syrup. It’s not only ineffective, it can be harmful.
Rahima Moosa Hospital caters for a very large number of women and children. The large patient numbers and high burden of care have a negative impact on the hospital.
Children with persistent or severe asthma symptoms need medicines to reduce airway inflammation. But a change last week means these medicines are harder to access.
Sleep is one of the most important things we do.
Measles is an extremely contagious disease but, thanks to immunisation, is now rare in Australia.
Expanding SNAP helped shield low-income children from some of the harm caused by economic upheaval when the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Less than half of the children aged 0-14 who have TB are diagnosed – so they never even start treatment.
Progress in many areas of TB control stalled or reversed mainly because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent geo-political situations.
Catch-up vaccinations are free. These hints and tips will help you get started.