The conflict in South Sudan pitting forces loyal to the president against those loyal to his erstwhile vice president is exacerbating what aid groups say is a potential hunger catastrophe.
The rape and lynching of two girls has caused an uproar and focused attention on sexual assaults. A lack of toilets forces women and girls to go outside at night, where they are vulnerable to attack.
Hospitals across the country are hiring pharmacists to work in their emergency departments. The goal is to try to prevent common errors that can cause injury and death.
Boys are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than girls, though both sexes are equally affected. Women are increasingly seeking treatment as young adults.
FBI Director Jim Comey serves for a decade, longer than a president or any other national official. That tenure's designed to insulate the FBI from political influence.
As demand on pitchers (and their elbows) mounts, players are getting "Tommy John surgery" at record pace. Doctors are wondering what — if anything — can be done about the injuries.
More people are going to prison, and more children are impacted as a result. What effect does that have on kids? The question is rarely researched, but Ifetayo Harvey knows the answer firsthand.
Grief is idiosyncratic. Some parents are turning to professional photographers to immortalize their terminally ill child, but what soothes one parent may disturb the other.
It doesn't matter if it's Asia or Africa or Central America, kids make a goal out of something, throw out a ball and the game is on.
The House bill to halt the NSA's collection of call data would force the agency to request records from phone companies. But if companies don't keep those records, the NSA's efforts could be crippled.