Topic: child health

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Low-income countries committing to improving health of mothers and children

The World Health Organization’s Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health, chaired by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Dean Julio Frenk, released a report highlighting progress made since last year’s United Nations summit meeting on improving women and children’s health. According…

Younger students more likely than older peers to be prescribed ADHD medications

Being younger than one’s classmates affects academic performance throughout childhood and into puberty and increases children’s risk of being prescribed stimulants for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study from the University of Iceland and Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) published…