Every day around a staggering 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years breathes air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk. This is according to...Read more
Children who grow up near urban green spaces are likely to perform better academically, according to a new report.
Green space has a ‘positive role in cognitive functioning’, of which spatial working memory is strongly related...Read more
An ambitious new national school food alliance aims to help children in some of the USA’s largest urban areas eat and live more healthily.
FoodCorps and the Urban School Food Alliance are two influential non-profit organisations...Read more
A child under 15 dies every 15 seconds. That’s the stark message from a major new report which lays bare the disparities of the global urban-rural divide affecting children.
The vast majority of the 6.3 million...Read more
A cutting-edge centre for children’s health and wellbeing will be established in London’s White City district thanks to a £25 million gift from an esteemed local university alumni.
Marit Mohn is a science graduate of Imperial...Read more
Children raised away from cities and exposed to animals grow up to have more resilient immune systems, says a new study. They might also be at lower risk of developing mental health problems later in life.
UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued fresh guidelines for health professionals on how they can support women to breastfeed.
The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding complement the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which was launched by...Read more
School bullying is depressingly common but having a group of friends, not just a single “bestie”, may bolster a child’s resilience, says Andrew Trounson, a writer for the University of Melbourne’s research publication platform, Pursuit.
Children with asthma in the Rochester City School District who received a combination of telemedicine support and school-based medication therapy were almost half as likely to need an emergency room or hospital visit for their...Read more
|Comment|author: University of Rochester Medical Center
More attention needs to be paid to physical activity levels and the beginning of their decline in children up to the age of 7, according to new medical research. Adrian Voce reports
British Journal of Sports Medicine,...Read more
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan’s announcement of a limited pollution charge for some drivers in central London has received a mixed response from children’s health campaigners, reports Adrian Voce
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan...Read more