The United Nations launched a plan Friday aimed at all but eradicating childhood deaths from diarrhea and pneumonia by 2025, in a bid to save the lives of some 2 million children every year.
We know a lot about how babies learn to talk, and youngsters learn to read. Now scientists are unraveling the earliest building blocks of math -- and what children know about numbers as they begin first grade seems to play a big role in how well they do everyday calculations later on.
As much as 14 percent of chronic childhood asthma may be caused by people living near busy roads and exposed to traffic pollution, a study in 10 European cities found Friday.
A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder.
There is a trend among teenagers and young adults in Singapore and other countries of consuming lots of energy drinks like Red Bull, Monster and so on.
Small water frogs marketed and sold as pets are linked to an outbreak of Salmonella infections from 2008 to 2011, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Even before they can talk, infants as young as seven months who grow up in bilingual homes acquire a special ability to distinguish between languages, researchers said on Thursday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has for the first time recommended limits on children's daily consumption of sodium which it hoped would help in the global fight against diet-related diseases becoming chronic among all populations.
A drug-free placebo pill prevents migraines in children and teens just as well as most headache medicines, according to a U.S. study.
Training midwives and other birth attendants to help babies start breathing immediately after birth if they need help may prevent stillbirths and newborn deaths in the developing world, according to two U.S. studies.