Pneumonia and diarrhea are among the top causes of childhood deaths around the world, particularly among the poor, said a report out Friday by the U.N. Children's Fund.
Babies born prematurely have a much higher risk of developing severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression, according to a study to be published on Monday.
Children exposed to their parents' cigarette smoke are at greater risk of suffering serious cardiovascular health problems later in life, a study showed Wednesday.
Babies who are breast-fed gain less weight over their first year of life compared to babies fed either breast milk or formula from a bottle, according to a U.S. study.
Children face a growing risk from "button" batteries, according to a U.S. study showing a near doubling of emergency room visits in the past two decades as the objects can cause electrical or chemical burns if swallowed.
Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy may have a tougher time controlling their asthma than other kids do, a new study suggests.
Children conceived with the aid of fertility treatments are more likely to be born with serious physical defects, according an Australian study published Saturday.
A new magnetic back--straightening rod holds promise for treating children born with curved spines without the need for six--monthly surgery, researchers in Hong Kong said Thursday.
Childhood deaths from injury have dropped almost 30 percent over the past decade, but suffocation deaths by infants and fatal poisonings among teens have risen, said a U.S. study out Monday.
The number of children diagnosed with autism in the United States has risen 23 percent since 2009, with one in 88 children affected according to official health data released on Thursday.