Children have been hearing about the dangers of COVID since the pandemic began. Here’s how to help them understand and cope with a positive diagnosis.
The successful development of an effective vaccine against the deadliest form of malaria that is most common in sub-Saharan Africa is indeed a major achievement.
Malaria is one of the world’s oldest and deadliest diseases. So why has it taken so long to get a vaccine?
The WHO and the manufacturers of the vaccine will be rallying countries, particularly those with high malaria burdens, to adopt the vaccine.
But the vaccine isn’t perfect. So we’ll still need mosquito nets and insecticides too.
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.