Does the baby's sex influence the mother's immune system? A new study investigates the link between fetal sex and the mother's immune response to illness.
According to UNICEF these children live in harsh conditions, lack access to decent health, education and protection services.
New research reveals that children begin using olfactory information to help guide their responses to emotionally-expressive faces at about five years of age.
Close friends may influence how school-aged children think about danger.
UNICEF reports about 300 million children live in areas where outdoor air is six or more times higher than international pollution guidelines.
A startling new study warns that some preteen children; even as young as 5 years old; may be at risk of suicide.
The Colombian rebel group, the Farc, has handed over a first group of child soldiers as part of a peace accord signed with the government last month.
Children are exposed to food advertising, including junk food commercials, multiple times a day. Researchers have found that these advertisements directly influence children's food choices and brain activity.
What attracts people without celiac disease to go gluten-free? Is it worthwhile, or even beneficial?
According to a UNICEF report 75 million children live in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies.
Syria and Colombia serve as an example of the consequences more than 87 million children face for growing up in conflict zones.
Here's how to figure out if your kid is entitled, why it's happening and how to change the trajectory before he or she reaches adulthood.
The children of mothers who smoke heavily may face a much higher risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as adults, new research suggests.
Small study shows significant associations between difficult child behavior, use of mobile technology as a calming tool
In an effort to eliminate sex exploitation in the country, a collaborative effort between an NGO and Peru government officials has launched a campaign in Lima demonstrating the harsh punishment for committing the crime.
Identifying ADHD and treating it in childhood is very important since it could damage an individual’s life, leading to school failure, stress, disruption, substance abuse, juvenile crime, and job loss.
Parents shouldn't be at all interested just in which colleges her children end up at. Instead of pushing their kids into the extracurricular activities and volunteering that could get them a ticket to an Ivy League,they should be interested in allowing her children to explore their own pathway.
A new study suggests that children with allergic diseases, such as asthma, hay fever or eczema, are more likely to have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, which are also risk factors for heart disease at a young age.
A report released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has found that women and children are the most vulnerable groups in international armed conflict.
More than 1,000 fewer Guatemalan children suffer acute malnutrition compared to last year, or about 13 percent, despite ongoing systemic challenges.
A The law passed in 2009, requires that at least 30 percent of the funds that municipal governments receive from the National Fund for the Development of Education go towards the purchase of food produced by local family farmers.
Colombia’s constitutional court lifted a restriction on adoptions by gay couples on Wednesday, overturning a previous ruling that banned same-sex partners from adopting unless one of the pair was a biological parent of the child.
An aging population, a scarcity of jobs and a liberal abortion policy add to a demographic crisis in Cuba, where many say they cannot afford to have a child.
Enrique Iglesias is giving a helping hand to children dealing with emergencies after an accident with a drone led to him having reconstructive hand surgery.
To meet the U.S. demand for heroin, Mexico is enlisting children to harvest opium. The money is too much to ignore for most, and the terrain is more manageable for those of slighter frame
Traditional craft skills are helping to save the lives of children born with heart defects in Bolivia.