Adolescents in China who either spend more time on screen activities and less time on non-screen activities, including physical activity, are at risk and significantly more likely to experience depression, according to a new study.
About 4 million children worldwide develop asthma each year because of inhaling nitrogen dioxide air pollution, according to a study published today by U.S. researchers.
A sobering new U.S. study found that a substantial number of children between the ages of 10 to 12 (about 30%) who visited hospital's emergency department screened positive for suicide risk.
In an open-access study of over 2,400 children, researchers found that the more time young children spend glued to screens, the worse their score on tests of cognitive and emotional development.
Children in a closer connection with nature have less distress, less hyperactivity, fewer behavioural and emotional difficulties, and improved pro-social behaviour, a new study found.
Spending time outside teaches kids to cope with challenging situations, both emotional and physical. It allows for scenarios in which a certain degree of character-building hardship is experienced without being cruel or unfair to the child.
From India to Taiwan to Canada to the UK, groups of parents are fighting back against their municipalities' obsession with 'safety at all costs' and insisting that kids have the right to interesting play spaces.
For some children with autism, interacting with others can be an uncomfortable experience. QTrobot can increase these children’s willingness to interact with humans, and decrease discomfort during therapy sessions.
David Nabarro and Lawrence Haddad, who were awarded this year's World Food Prize, are credited with cutting the number of stunted children in the world by 10 million by lobbying governments to improve nutrition.
Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined - for the first time - the long-term effects of the operations.
The Sustainable School project will benefit 30,000 children and reduce the consumption of animal products by 25 percent per semester in schools located in the northeastern state of Bahia.