Children’s Health

Scientists have reported that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the virus responsible for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), can infect all age groups, including infants and young adults. However, it has been especially difficult to obtain accurate epidemiological estimates of COVID-19 among children. Study: COVID-19 attack ratio among children critically
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Researchers from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS), and Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine identified a previously unknown condition affecting children, which they discovered could be prevented by administering a drug during pregnancy. Through a worldwide collaboration, the researchers identified children from Egypt, India, United Arab Emirates,
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Many teens with intellectual and developmental disabilities receive care coordination services from a Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded state agency. Teens with disabilities are up to five times more likely to suffer from mental, emotional and behavioral health disorders than adolescents without disabilities, University of Illinois Chicago researchers say, and care coordination services help these
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In a study published today in the American Journal of Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say that children between the ages of 12 and 18 who have received solid organ transplants appear to mount a more robust immune response than their adult counterparts after a standard two-dose vaccination regimen against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes
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Adolescents can speed their recovery after a sport-related concussion and reduce their risk of experiencing protracted recovery if they engage in aerobic exercise within 10 days of getting injured, according to a new University at Buffalo study. Published Sept. 30 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, the randomized controlled trial conducted by researchers at
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A recent study by a multidisciplinary team of cardiologists and infectious disease specialists at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) found that pediatric patients suffering from Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (MIS-C) who received initial, intensified therapy consisting of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) plus Infliximab had improved cardiac outcomes versus those who received IVIG alone. In addition, those patients
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A new community-based approach to helping children manage their asthma symptoms will launch in up to 40 public, charter, and parochial schools across the Bronx, and enroll 416 students aged 4-12 years old. The five-year study, titled Evaluation of the Asthma Management Program to Promote Activity for Students in Schools (Asthma-PASS), is supported by a
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The presence of greenspaces near homes and schools is strongly associated with improved physical activity and mental health outcomes in kids, according to a massive review of data from nearly 300 studies. Published online Sept. 29 in the journal Pediatrics, the review conducted by Washington State University and University of Washington scientists highlights the important
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A new systemic review found that all studies reported benefits when using virtual reality (VR) to manage psychological distress in adolescents. These benefits occurred across a range of treatment scenarios, according to the study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Adolescents face unique life challenges relating to puberty, schooling, self-identity, intimate
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When people think of DNA, they visualize a string-like double helix structure. In reality, the DNA double helix in cells is supercoiled and constrained into loops. This supercoiling and looping are known to influence every aspect of DNA activity, but how this happens has not been clear. Published in the journal Nature Communications, a study
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Nutritious breakfast and lunch linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils across the age spectrumInclude good nutrition in public health strategies for kids’ mental health, urge researchers. Higher fruit and veg intake are significantly associated with better mental health in secondary school children, while a nutritious breakfast and lunch is linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils
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Researchers at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, as part of a public-private partnership, have received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant supplement through the Delaware Clinical and Translational Research (CTR) ACCEL Program to develop and test an approach to foster uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine among children in Black and Latino communities. The $200,000, one-year
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Infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), but the clinical manifestations are highly variable. While some individuals remain asymptomatic, others manifest mild flu-like symptoms and some contract a severe life-threatening disease requiring mechanical ventilation and intensive care. There have been several deaths reported due to COVID-19. Why
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A surprising discovery may offer a promising new direction in the study of multiple sclerosis and other diseases of hypomyelination – when axons of neurons are not covered sufficiently in fatty sheaths (myelin), which disrupts communication between nerve cells. While investigating potential mechanisms of brain tumor formation, Oren Becher, MD, from Ann & Robert H.
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Everyday exposure to obesity-promoting chemicals (obesogens) represents a significant risk to public health, and needs stronger regulation to minimize exposure and protect people’s health, according to evidence presented today at the 59th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. Dr Leonardo Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health, who will draw together the
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