Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a 5th birthday.
By 2017, that number — about 1 in every 16 children — was nearly cut in half, even as the world’s population increased by more than a billion people.
The sharp decline in childhood mortality reflects work by governments and international aid groups to fight child poverty and the diseases that are most lethal to poor children: neonatal disorders, pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria. But the results are also highly imbalanced. In some places, children’s health has improved drastically. In others, many still die very early.
This generation’s Doctor Spock popularized the swaddle and simple techniques for soothing infants. Why is he now selling a $1,160 robotic bassinet?
All technology can be considered a form of progress, but not all such progress is for the better. And when it comes to reading to kids, e-books may be a step backward from print.
Two activist shareholders want Apple to develop tools and research effects on young people of smartphone overuse and addiction.
More often, the alternative treatments parents choose pose little risk to their kids — anything from massage therapy to mind-body therapies like mindfulness meditation and guided imagery. Research indicates that overall, there are few serious adverse events related to using alternative therapies. But when they do occur, they can be catastrophic, in some cases because caregivers or alternative care providers are poorly informed on how to recognize the signs of serious illness.
Economists say U.S. spends more on the elderly, but early-childhood investments can improve outcomes.
Children’s eyes let in more light than adults’ eyes do.
You may think I am speaking metaphorically, perhaps about how open children are to the world and its beauties, or how easily their brains are shaped by what they see and hear. But it turns out that children’s eyes are anatomically slightly different, and they do let in more light, and a new study suggests that exposure to bright light before bedtime can throw their body clocks out of whack.
An issue that has been around since women entered the workforce is finding new life amid historically low unemployment.
A new study ranks 20 wealthy countries on childhood deaths. The US comes in last.
The role of digital devices in children’s lives is a growing concern in an increasingly plugged-in society. In January, two major Apple shareholders wrote a public letter calling on the company to address the potentially harmful mental and physical effects of technology use on kids. Messenger Kids has faced criticism since its introduction in December.
Many major children's hospitals across the U.S. have already advised doctors to stop prescribing codeine, noted Dr. Constance Houck, a researcher at Boston Children's Hospital and an author of the statement.
In the decade between 2005 and 2015, the world changed dramatically. The smart phone was introduced. New planets were discovered. Yet children were still dying from a preventable and treatable illness that has plagued the world since the beginning of time.
This detailed, carefully-researched guide takes you through everything you need to care for your baby, according to science. There are countless products out there aimed at new parents, designed to make your transition into parenthood as smooth as possible. However, the quantity of merchandise out there can make it hard to know what’s necessary and what’s a waste of money. Read on to to become an expert at choosing baby products.
Those of you who have avoided childhood illnesses without vaccines are lucky. You couldn’t do it without us pro-vaxxers. Once the vaccination rates begin dropping, the drop in herd immunity will leave your children unprotected. The more people you convert to your anti-vax stance, the quicker that luck will run out.
Firearms are the third-leading cause of death among U.S. children aged 17 and younger, according to the study. Firearms are the second-leading cause of injury among that age group.
Child poverty, homelessness, violence, obesity, illness: The United States is already an outlier.
The genetic mutation arose 7,300 years ago in just one
person in West Africa, scientists reported on Thursday.
Its advantage: a shield against rampant malaria.
A case study from Quebec reveals surprising differences in how children—and their parents—respond to subsidized care.
There’s a new plate in town and it’s being served with side of complaints.
An increasing number of children with commercial health insurance are getting their recommended vaccines while a small but growing number of parents are also refusing vaccinations for their kids , a new report from some of the nation's largest health insurers shows.
A child born very close to a well is likely to be smaller and less healthy than a child born farther away.
I’m not someone who believes that poverty can ever truly be ended — I’m one of those “the poor will always be with you” types — but I do believe that the ranks of the poor can and must be shrunk and that the effects of poverty can and must be ameliorated.
Allergies, false fears of weight gain and perhaps cost keep many children from enjoying the proved health benefits of almonds and other nuts.
New studies find positive effects of childhood Head Start availability, Medicaid coverage could carry over to the next generation.
Sally didn’t know it then, but only six years later, her continued attempts to treat Jessica’s worsening condition could not only threaten the custody of her daughter, but result in criminal charges. Sally’s alleged crime? Medical child abuse (MCA), a form of abuse described as “a child receiving unnecessary and/or potentially harmful medical care at the instigation of a caretaker.”
Most of a young child’s experiences are dependent on the older people he or she interacts with throughout the day. However, the Hechinger Report–Teacher Project scan also revealed that most states are not aggressive in ensuring child care programs hire highly qualified staff.
Being a parent to a child with a chronic illness is like feeling your lungs collapse and then breathing through a straw. In the beginning, I found myself hovering over my son’s chest during naps to make sure he was still alive.
The United States has shown remarkably little concern for the children of the war-torn and violence-ridden areas of the Greater Middle East.
What needs to be done to save more children? We need a balanced immunization investment strategy that reinforces routine immunization, achieves existing initiatives to eradicate polio and reduce measles deaths by 95 percent, and enables introduction of new vaccines.
I encourage you to use your immense influence to advocate that the tech industry stop using behavioral scientists to “pull” kids away from activities vital to their health and happiness.
Child and Family Health Service (CaFHS) is a free service for all South Australian families with children aged 0-5 years. Our friendly and qualified team can help you give your child the best start in life.
Children’s Health Fund is committed to ensuring high quality health care to America’s most disadvantaged children.
Early Childhood Australia is the peak early childhood advocacy organisation, acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field.
The Encyclopedia of Children's Health is composed of in-depth articles that cover various medical conditions, disorders, and pediatric diseases, and contains a section about behavioral, physical, and cognitive development.
Read more: http://www.healthofchildren.com/#ixzz6puRDR16Y
Healthy Child Healthy World is dedicated to protecting the health and well being of children from harmful environmental exposures.
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Digital Library is an integral component of the Strengthen the Evidence for MCH Programs initiative. It provides access to current evidence to support State Title V programs, community agencies, educators, students, researchers, policymakers, and families. The library also provides access to seminal and historic materials from federal, state, and local programs.
On the Raising Children website, parents will find reliable and scientifically validated information and resources to support them in the day-to-day work of raising children and looking after their own needs. The website is growing all the time and covers a broad range of up-to-date parenting topics.
Action for Healthy Kids fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives. We partner with a legion of dedicated volunteers, teachers, students, moms, dads, school wellness experts and more, from within the ranks of our 50,000+ network to create healthful school changes. After all, everyone has a part to play in ending the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.
Girlshealth.gov offers girls reliable, useful information on health and well-being. We cover hundreds of topics, from getting your period to stopping bullies, and from getting fit to preventing sexually transmitted infections. We make our pages clear and fun, and we make sure to answer key questions girls ask. Girlshealth.gov is committed to empowering girls to create strong, positive relationships and happy, healthy futures.
is an extraordinary organization that is committed to taking action in the fight against childhood obesity in California and nationwide. Healthy Kids Concepts is resolved to create a movement where healthy eating, exercise and fun becomes the norm in the daily lives of our children.
Providing information for parents and carers about kidney conditions in babies, children and young people.
A resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today.
Kids in the House is an educational website about parenting. Our goal is to help parents and caregivers become better at parenting by inspiring, educating and entertaining.
If you're looking for information you can trust about kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak," you've come to the right place. KidsHealth is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
Munch & Move is a NSW Health initiative that supports the healthy development of children birth to 5 years.
Since 1996, New Hope for Kids has been helping Central Florida children in need. Our purpose is to bring hope, healing and happiness to children and families suffering from grief, loss or life-threatening illnesses.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable.
Welcome to www.SleepforKids.org, the only website dedicated to children's sleep just for kids. This website was created by the National Sleep Foundation to provide easily readable information about the importance of sleep, sleep disorders, and tips for getting a good night's sleep to children ages 7 to 10, their parents, and their teachers.
Voices for Healthy Kids is a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
PEDIATRIC ONCALL is the web's most robust and integrated medical information and education tool with an extensive network of doctors as registered members of the site.
Browse our library of information about various medical conditions.
Excellent source for common pediatric issues.
When the health of your child matters, come see us at the pediatric center.
Real talk on parenting — the good, the bad, and the sticky.
Our vision is that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life.
Bundoo makes the Internet reliable for parents. We're the only parenting site that lets you connect directly with doctors and healthcare experts.
Whether you're a working mom, a first time mom or a mom trying to figure out what to make for dinner- Circle of Moms has all the answers. Our communities are diverse, specific and odds are you will find one that is just right for you. We hope you will continue to explore the site and discover everything we have to offer. We promise you won't be disappointed!
At DrGreene.com we are dedicated to using information technology to make pediatric wisdom more accessible than ever before. Our goal is to improve children's health by informing and inspiring those who care for them.
Dr. Alan Greene is a world-renowned pediatrician, and has been providing this website as a public health service since 1995. We are dedicated to making pediatric wisdom more accessible than ever before. Our goal is to improve children's health by informing and inspiring those who care for them.
By addressing the connection between the health of our children and the health of the environment, we strive to make a difference for both.
Our mission is to provide a wide variety of interactive information and services designed to enhance the lives of children and adolescents regardless of geographic or demographic considerations. DrMDK.com will offer free, unlimited access to the public to research issues such as common illnesses, medication, child development, product recalls, emergency medical alerts and much more.
Epidemic Answers is dedicated to reestablishing vibrant health in our children and ourselves through education, empowerment and prevention.
More than half a million children are born every year in California. In each life is an unlimited amount of potential to grow-up healthy, to do well in school and to succeed.
Family Health Tracking Made Simple. "Kinsa wants to change how we glean information about our health, starting with the world's most common medical device" - Fast Company
MamasOnCall is a place where timely, reliable parenting advice including child health issues are served up with humor and compassion by two experts, namely Ellen W. Schrier, L.C.S.W. and Rachel Zahn, MD.
What it’s really like to be a mom. Winner of the 2015 WEBBY AWARD People’s Voice: Family & Parenting.
Parenting.com is the one-stop online resource for moms and moms-to-be, with the up-to-the-minute information on signs of pregnancy, baby names, kid-friendly recipes, travel ideas, and more, as well as the entertainment they want and sense of community they crave...
Founded by an evolutionary anthropologist, this parenting resource is for critical thinkers -- people who want to understand child development from the perspectives of psychology, anthropology, evolution, and cognitive neuroscience.
Positive Exposure utilizes photography and video to transform public perceptions of people living with genetic, physical and behavioral differences — from albinism to autism. Our educational and advocacy programs reach around the globe to promote a more inclusive, compassionate world where differences are celebrated.
Health and Science news for parents. Red Wine & Apple Sauce is an evidence-based parenting blog that covers health and science news that’s directly relevant to raising children. Much of what I cover involves issues that can be confusing to understand or about which there’s a lot of misinformation on the web (such as vaccines). Occasionally I’ll diverge a bit from this basic theme, but I tried to stick to parenting and science.
Common childhood diseases with photos of each.
At Todaysparent.com you'll find a parenting community to call your own, with a library of information on all the ages and stages of your growing family, fun tools and features, discussion forums to swap advice with other parents
Your go-to resource for preconception, pregnancy and parenting advice.
Whooops-a-Daisy is a parenting website which aims to help parents choose the best gift ideas for kids or even their new baby or toddler. The team consists of moms and dads who are passionate about finding the latest baby stuff and toddler products.
The health decisions that matter most are those made in the home. That's why Wildflower engages Mom, who makes the majority of health decisions for her family, using what's already in her hands....her smartphone. Our programs start with Due Date Plus, which engages Mom when she's pregnant, and continue with Grow, a family health application that supports Mom as she makes ongoing decisions for her family's health.
World Moms Network is a place where you can read about issues of parenthood from around the world focusing on topics of motherhood, culture, human rights and social good.
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to support the healthy development and well-being of infants, toddlers and their families.
At a very young age, children develop the habits and behaviors that will influence their life-long health. Our resources will help you guide your kids in making choices that will lead to healthier lives.
Protecting children’s health from environmental risks is fundamental to EPA’s mission. Get the facts about children’s environmental health.
Numerous parenting and childhood health issues from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Mother and child glossary, a table of childhood diseases with links to each one.
Nutrition and fitness are the cornerstones of children's health.
The latest Pediatrics News & Children's Health News published daily. Includes news on childhood diseases and illnesses, parenting tips, learning and development, social skills, breastfeeding and infant care.
An alpha index of health topics as it relates to children's and adolescent health.
Children represent the future, and ensuring their healthy growth and development ought to be a prime concern of all societies. Newborns are particularly vulnerable and children are vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases, many of which can be effectively prevented or treated.