WHO: New report on the global tobacco epidemic says progress being made in fight against tobacco, but increased action needed to help people quit deadly products

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective … Read More

Those who Witness school violence are at later risk of psycho-social and academic impairment

Students who witness violence in school at age 13 are at later risk of psycho-social and academic impairment at age 15, according to a new longitudinal study by researchers at … Read More

Potential biomarker for autism in infancy revealed

A study of young children with autism spectrum disorder published in JNeurosci reveals altered brain waves compared to typically developing children during a motor control task. The non-invasive neuroimaging technique … Read More

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents, study finds

Young people with mobile phones (stock image). Credit: © Mirko / Fotolia Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may have adverse effects on the development of memory performance of specific brain regions exposed … Read More

Mothers who follow five healthy habits may reduce risk of obesity in children

Children and adolescents whose mothers follow five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and not smoking — are … Read More

‘Condoms are everywhere, but young people don’t like them’

Image source As reported on Health24 by Ndivhuwo Mukwevho Young people who do not like using condoms during sexual intercourse in Vhembe are the main cause behind high rate of unwanted … Read More

Cocaine and opium production worldwide hit ‘absolute record highs’ – major threat to public health says UN study

World Bank/Trinn Suwannapha Methadone Maintenance Therapy is offered in Thailand to reduce harm for people dependent on injected opioids, like heroin. The scourge of opium-based drugs and cocaine are a … Read More

On World Day Against Child Labour, UN urges protection for children in conflicts and disasters

A fifteen-year-old child works to weld a frame in Sana’a, Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Al-Zikri Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable, the United Nations International … Read More

A strong moral compass: how faith-based organizations can tackle online sexual exploitation of children

10 March 2016.In Metro Manila, for a few pesos children can have as much as 3 minutes of unsupervised internet connectivity. Internet cafes provide private chat rooms which facilitate live … Read More

Somalia: 1.4M children to suffer acute malnutrition this year – UN agency

A two year-old child cries for his mother at the Kismayo general hospital in Somalia. Born with a deformity, the child is also suffering from extreme malnourishment. Photo: IOM/Muse Mohammed … Read More