U.N. Expert Calls Junk Food a Human Rights Concern

A U.N. expert says that junk food is a human rights issue, and that poor people often have to choose between affordable food and nutritious food.


UNICEF: 300 Million Kids are Breathing Toxic Air

A new UNICEF report shows that some 300 million children are breathing toxic air pollution, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.


Just THINKING About Mobile Devices Disrupts Kids’ Sleep

A review of 20 studies shows that even when kids aren’t using mobile devices at night, they’re still thinking about them, and it’s wrecking their sleep.


Report: Foster Care Children are Highly Overmedicated, Undersupervised

A new report suggests that too many children in foster care are unnecessarily taking psychotropic drugs, and many without adequate supervision.


Yet Another Sign our Modern Diet is Harming Future Generations

Children in the United Kingdom are consuming double the amount of the recommended daily allowance of sugar. An initiative to combat the problem is underway.


Why Are Cancer Cases in Children on the Rise in the U.K.?

Researchers were shocked to find that the number of cancer diagnoses among children and young people in the U.K. had risen 40% in the past 16 years.


This Medical Test Used by Moms may be Linked to Autism Symptoms in Children

Children with autism are more likely to have severe symptoms if their mothers had an ultrasound during their 1st trimester of pregnancy.


Finland: This is How Much Exercise Kids Need

The Finnish government has recently introduced physical fitness guidelines, stating that children need at least 3 hours of exercise per day.


If You See Teal Pumpkins This Halloween, This is What it Means

If you see a teal pumpkin in front of a house this Halloween, it means that house is handing out non-food goodies to trick-or-treaters.


Study: Mobile Devices are Causing, Stress, Anxiety at Home

Research shows how parents are paying too much time to mobile devices and not enough time to their kids, causing stress and anxiety in countless homes.


U.K. Government Orders Restaurants to Cut Size of Desserts

U.K. health secretary Jeremy Hunt has ordered restaurants, pubs, and cafes to cut the sugar content in their products and reduce dessert sizes.


Activists Urge Congress to Require Schools to Test for Toxic PCBs

Activists are urging Congress to require schools to test PCB levels following a Harvard study showing that up to 26,000 schools contain toxic levels.


Here’s Why Labels are Going on Marijuana Edibles in Colorado

Both marijuana edibles and their packaging must now be labeled with “THC” in Colorado to make them look distinctive. Here is why.


Another Pitfall of the Plastic Chemical BPA: Asthma

BPA has been linked to hormone disruption and oxidative stress, but is still used in manufacturing. Now prenatal BPA levels have also been linked to asthma.


The Number of Babies Born Addicted to Opioids is Growing Alarmingly

The number of children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome has dramatically increased. This places a huge burden on Medicare.


Marijuana-Based Drug Nears Approval for Childhood Epilepsy

A marijuana-based childhood epilepsy drug has taken 1 step closer to approval after phase 3 clinical trial results kids had a 42% reduction in seizures.


The World’s First 3-Parent-Baby Has Arrived

It has just been announced that the world’s first “3-parent” baby was born in April in Mexico, instead of in the US, where the procedure is not approved.