Researchers are still uncovering how modern lifestyles may be causing this increase.
Policy changes and advocacy efforts have lead to improvements in the protection and wellbeing of children on the continent. But a lot more still needs to be done.
The early childhood years, particularly ages 0-3, are the building blocks of life.
The arguments in favour of radical emissions reduction action, including the personal financial risks, grow more compelling by the day.
The need for more child-care and elder-care spots is growing, but the COVID-19 pandemic proves that for-profit facilities are not the answer.
Our new Cochrane review found antidepressants led to only small improvements in depression symptoms on average compared with placebo.
The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was recently approved for adolescents ages 12-15. Vaccination is essential to protect children from serious illness and quicken return to normal life.
The early years are when a child is most vulnerable, but it is also the time when effective interventions can deliver the biggest returns.
Violence is a tough but necessary subject to address. Here are four articles on how to speak to your child about violence.
Each state has its own rules for which vaccines kids must have to attend school and the reasons students can opt out.
Though research is still ongoing, therapists' practical experience and adults' and kids' self-reflections suggest that fidget toys can be helpful for emotional and cognitive support.
The findings suggest adults feel more prosocial with children around – even if they don't have any themselves.
President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
All that planning, shopping, prepping, serving and cleaning can pay off with better physical and mental health for all members of the family.
After more than a year of isolation and empty schedules, some kids might be apprehensive or anxious about interacting with the outside world. Psychology experts provide tips to ease the transition.
The pandemic has seen more children experience mental health troubles. Modelling compassion and fostering self-esteem will help
Unaccompanied minors pose a humanitarian challenge for Biden, as they did for Trump and Obama. There are no quick fixes to child migration and many vexing complications, says an immigration scholar.
Emerging evidence suggests a significant number of children develop long COVID, with symptoms lasting for months on end.
Early test results look promising, and Pfizer has asked the FDA to review and authorize its vaccine for use in teens. That doesn't mean putting away the face masks, though.
The legal order has struggled under a veil of invisibility for years. But research shows it provides better outcomes for many vulnerable children