San Francisco Is Set to Ban Vape Sales. What Other Restrictions Have Places Tried?
City and state governments are responding to skyrocketing youth vaping rates, which went up 78 percent between 2017 and 2018.
How Well Do States Keep Lead Out of School Drinking Water?
Last year, a government watchdog report found that about 13 million American children went to schools where officials discovered lead in their drinking water. Now, advocacy groups have graded states' school water policies.
ICE Libera por lo Menos 15 de los 17 Bebés Detenidos en Dilley, Texas
La medida se produce cinco días después que las organizaciones legales presentaran una queja ante el gobierno por un "aumento alarmante" en la detención de inmigrantes menores de un año.
ICE Has Released at Least 15 of the 17 Babies Detained in Dilley, Texas
The move comes five days after legal organizations filed a complaint with the government over an "alarming increase" in the detention of immigrants under the age of one.
Why Public-Health Experts Want More States' Vaccine Policies to Look Like West Virginia's
Legislation made the anti-vaccine movement possible—and as the example of West Virginia shows, it can also help fight it.
Pediatricians Knew About Family Separation Long Before the Public Did—and They Were Worried
Colleen Kraft repeatedly warned the government that migrant children were in danger during her year as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her worst fears were realized when two children died in government custody at the end of her term.
The Environmental Protection Agency Puts a Top Children's Health Official on Leave
Researchers are worried that the EPA plans to reduce the Office of Children's Health Protection's influence, or shutter it altogether.
The Supreme Court Refuses to Stop a Climate Change Lawsuit Brought by Children and Teenagers
The Supreme Court on Monday denied the Trump administration's request to halt a lawsuit that represents a novel attempt by children and teenagers to sue the federal government over its inaction on climate change.
Why Is Type 1 Diabetes Rising Among America's Youth?
New data shows that the incidence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes is growing among young Americans. But the rise of Type 1 remains mostly a mystery.
Bringing a Therapy Dog Into a Children's Hospital Might Be a Bad Idea
Despite the popularity of animal therapy in American pediatric hospitals, a new research review reveals that there's little support for its health benefits.