Children pack Pakistan hospitals as pollution soars
In the packed paediatric emergency room of a Lahore public hospital, parents holding sick children lined up for treatment this week - part of a surge of young patients caused by the air pollution crisis in Pakistan's second most populous...
China sees surge in mysterious respiratory illness among children
Following a surge in respiratory illnesses in China, particularly among children, paediatric units in city hospitals are swamped. Many hospital wards are full. The World Health Organization has asked Beijing to provide more information o...
Australia apologises to survivors of Thalidomide tragedy
Australia's Prime Minister has apologized for what he describes as one of the darkest chapters in the country's medical history. Anthony Albanese issued the national apology to survivors of the thalidomide tragedy. The medication caused ...
Hamas child hostages left traumatized
Relatives of Israeli children released by Hamas have given a glimpse into their traumatic experience of nearly two months of captivity. Some were threatened with weapons, others beaten, or forced to watch violent images of the October 7 ...
Gaza: Premature babies evacuated to Egypt
Premature babies that had been at the embattled al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City arrived at a neonatal ward in the southern Gaza Strip, where health officials said they'd suffered due to a lack of electricity and medicine.
Hunger on the rise among Sudanese children
Aid agencies are warning more and more Sudanese children are falling ill and dying because they don’t have enough to eat. Months of fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces has cut off millions of people from h...
Meta employee sounds alarm over social media
A former Facebook employee says parents should be worried about how social media is affecting teens' mental health.
CDC expands surveillance program to track pathogens
The CDC is expanding its traveler-based surveillance program to test for more than 2-dozen pathogens.
U.S. states sue Meta for harming kids mental health
Dozens of US states on Tuesday accused Facebook and Instagram owner Meta of profiting "from children's pain," damaging their mental health and misleading people about the safety of its platforms.
Oxfam warns of extreme hunger crisis in Yemen
When Yemen's warring sides agreed to stop fighting and withdraw their troops from a crucial port city, there was hope that more food and medicine would soon flow in. But with sporadic fighting has continued and there is growing despair f...
China's screen time proposals
Cellphone addiction is a major concern in China. The government drafted regulations in August limiting minors to a maximum of two hours a day on their smartphones. At six years old, Arissa Yan spends 70 minutes a day on a smartphone, lea...
Toxic dust suggests looming health crisis in Turkey
Exposure to even low levels of the mineral can lead to lung cancer, according to The World Health Organization (WHO). An exclusive investigation by DW's Turkish and Environment Desks predicts a looming health crisis in the Hatay region.
U.S. fentanyl deaths spike to record high
A third person has been charged in the death of a toddler apparently poisoned by fentanyl inside a New York City day care center, authorities said on Tuesday. Fentanyl pushed the number of fatal overdoses in the United States to nearly 1...
India sees drop in child mortality
India has seen a drop in rates of infant and child mortality in the past few years. Apart from the national government, grass root workers have been instrumental in improved child health.
U.S. pharmacies plagued with ADHD medication shortage
FOX Medical Team reporter Beth Galvin discusses the persistent shortage of ADHD medications like Adderall, its causes, potential surges in diagnoses, uncertain supply improvements, and what individuals should do if they can't obtain thei...
Washington D.C introduces youth curfew
The local government in Washington, D.C, is introducing a curfew for kids under 17 in certain neighbourhoods where crime is on the rise. But some question whether the move will make a difference.
Afghanistan’s hospitals face staffing shortage
Hospitals across Afghanistan are facing a growing, compounded crisis. The poor economy is leading to growing health problems — in particular chronic cases of malnutrition — while funding from the international community has been cut dras...
Nine killed in Serbian school shooting
Eight children and a security guard have been killed in a rare school shooting in Serbia, officials say. The suspect is a 14-year-old seventh-grade student. The accused teenager fired several shots from his father’s gun at other students...
Pope John Paul II covered up abuse in Poland
An investigation has accused the former head of the Catholic Church of trying to avoid the scandal by sending priests from one parish to another.
Ukraine’s war through the eyes of children
CBC’s Murray Brewster shows how Ukrainian children are trying to carry on with school and play in spite of the horrendous violence that has permeated their lives. Many are struggling to process their trauma, and there are fears about how...
NGO focuses on helping Kyiv's children deal with war
In a quiet street of the Ukrainian capital, children try to forget the rumours of war. Every Saturday, group sessions are organised by the Voices of Children NGO.
Year of war leaves Ukraine in a mental health crisis
As the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches, its estimated that one in every four Ukrainians may suffer from mental health issues because of the ongoing conflict.
Teens pulled from the rubble a week after quake
An 18-year-old from Adiyaman, Turkey, and a 17-year-old from Kahramanmaras have been pulled to safety by rescue teams after being trapped for more than a week under buildings that collapsed after last week's earthquakes. But hope is fadi...
Watch: Teen pulled out alive a week after quake
An elated rescue team extricated a young girl named Miray from under another flattened building in Adiyaman, Turkey on Monday, one week after a powerful earthquake struck.
Death toll in Nepal plane disaster rises
Rescue teams have recovered 68 bodies after a Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashed with 72 people on board near Pokhara, Nepal, as search efforts ended for the day. Authorities said the grim process of identifying the dead was underway,...
U.S rocked by surge of flu, RSV cases
U.S. public health experts are blaming a surge of the flu and RSV, as COVID-19 cases slowly begin to climb.
Several UK children die in strep A outbreak
At least nine children have died in a recent outbreak of streptococcus A, and there are concerns over whether there's enough penicillin in the country to treat the bacterial infections.
Russians abduct dozens of toddlers in Kherson
For seven months the Calvary Baptist Church in Kherson was home to 46 Ukrainian babies and toddlers, all orphans, until the Russians took them away.
Many U.S. students have school lunch debt
School meals have been free for all public school students in the U.S. because of the pandemic but this year, that's over. And combined with the squeeze of inflation the pressure to afford school meals can be overwhelming.