Two studies of newborns in Zika-stricken Brazil yielded meager clues Wednesday about the mysterious workings of the virus, and prompted researchers to call for better tests to identify brain-damaged babies.
Parental warning: Don't lose sleep over new guidelines on how much shut-eye your kids should be getting.
Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems.
Researchers in Chile said Friday they have developed the first vaccine against a virus that commonly causes lung and respiratory tract infections in children.
Patrick, a premature baby weighing a minuscule 1.2 kilograms, was "saved" by a breast milk bank in South Africa, where child mortality is high despite being the continent's most developed economy.
In the early weeks of Angelica Pereira's pregnancy, a mosquito bite began bothering her. At first it seemed a small thing. But the next day she awoke with a rash, a headache, a fever and a burning in her eyes.
The dengue-like Zika virus has been linked for the first time to cases of babies being born with small heads, or microcephaly, Brazil's government said.
Experts at a child health forum in Taipei on Saturday suggested that the government set up a special unit to deal with child mortality, an issue that they said requires greater attention despite the falling rate.
Children at high risk of getting asthma may be missing some important gut bacteria in their first few months of life, according to a study Wednesday that helps explain why asthma is on the rise.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved the powerful painkiller OxyContin for a new use in children 11 to 16 who are suffering from severe, long-term pain.