Eleven people have been sentenced to between three and 15 years in prison for faking and selling popular baby formula brands. They were found guilty by a Shanghai Third Intermediate People’s Court on Friday. The convicts were said to have been...
A nine-year-old infected with HIV at birth has spent most of their life without needing any treatment, say doctors in South Africa. The child, whose identity is being protected, was given a burst of treatment shortly after birth. They...
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Primary Health Care Development Board, on Wednesday said it had immunised 901,513 under-five children against polio in the just concluded round of vaccination in the territory. The Acting Executive Secretary of the board, Dr Mathew...
It is a shame that Nigeria’s health-care delivery system is one of the worst in the world. It is doubly so when it is considered that avoidable or preventable conditions add to the burden and issues that have long...
There is an observation that asthma in children is on the increase in spite of the fact that less number of children are exposed to tobacco smoke in their home environments. The cause this time around is childhood obesity. A...
Immediately a new baby is born and once the doctors are satisfied that the baby is fine, the next step is to bathe the baby before handing him/her to the mother to hold for the first time. However, researchers are...
According to nutritionists, the first 1000 days that is two years of a child’s life are a critical window during which foundations for healthy growth and development are built. Nutritionists have continued to lay emphasis on early infant nutrition as...
The Children’s Parliament in Zamfara has called on the state government to domesticate the Child Rights Act in order to address the issues of poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy and abuse of children. The call was made by the Clerk of the...
AS Nigeria joins other countries to mark Day of the Africa Child, Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan, Professor Yinka Omigbodun has said that education of the African child, a mental health promoting intervention, rather than Gross...
In some non-Western cultures, bed-sharing is common and the number of infant deaths related to it is lower than in the West. Differences in mattresses, bedding, and other cultural practices may account for the lower risk in these countries. Despite...