Pediatrics

800 million children still exposed to lead

Every third child in the world has too much lead in their body, according to a report from UNICEF and Pure Earth. Norwegian children are also affected.

Health

'Turning point' as number of male smokers drops: WHO

The number of male tobacco users is falling for the first time, the World Health Organization said Thursday, hailing a "major shift" in efforts to kick the world's deadly tobacco addiction.

Health

Good housing may be key to eliminating childhood malnutrition

New research suggests that improved housing with access to piped water may be the crucial keys to eliminating malnutrition and stunting in children. The research, from the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene ...

Health

One in four high school seniors now try water pipes

Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports. Published Monday in Cancer Causes and Control, ...

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