Doctors reported the first cases of MIS-C in April. Learning more about how SARS-CoV-2 affects children is essential to the safe reopening of communities.
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A rare new disease syndrome appears to be caused by an overactive immune response in children, often hitting weeks after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Governments must ensure access to preschool for all children, many of whom will have had their learning and development affected by COVID-19. It will help children recover, as well as the economy.
There are only a handful of conditions in which evidence supports the use of medical cannabis in children.
Pediatricians say they are getting increasing requests from parents for medical cannabis for kids for a growing list of conditions.
More evidence has come in and confirmed what the government has been saying for some time. Children do get infected much less than adults with COVID-19 and when they do, they hardly spread it.
Screen “time” gets all the airplay, but with families confined to home – screen quality and screen buddies – are just as important, if not more, for healthy technology use.
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Strict quarantine measures have been shown to be more effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 than closing schools.
If your child is staying at home for long periods due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are many ways you can help sustain their mental and physical well-being.
The front gate of New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, N.Y. The school was closed March 11, 2020 as part of efforts to contain spread of coronavirus.
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So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.
The health and rights of children and adolescents, particularly the most marginalised and vulnerable, are under immediate threat from climate change, corporate actors and growing inequities.
A rare disease is one that affects less that five in 10,000 people. There are about 7,000 known rare diseases.
By year three, children identified as having difficulties when they start school, are around nine months behind their peers in learning.
Starting Feb. 6, 2020, California growers will be barred from using the insecticide chlorpyrifos on grapes and other crops.
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Starting Feb. 6, 2020, California farmers will be barred from using chlorpyrifos on their crops. The Trump administration says more study is needed, but other states are also moving ahead.
Blood samples from pediatric health screenings can provide valuable data for public health research.
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The EPA has just adopted a rule that limits what kinds of science regulators can use in setting rules. A scholar explains how this shift could impede his work mapping child lead poisoning.
Katie Buck holds her son, Alex, 3, who has Trisomy 18, a chromosomal abnormality that causes severe developmental delays.
The number of children with complex medical issues is growing, thanks in large part to medical advances. But these kids and their caregivers need a lot of support.
Have real conversations with your kids about what they’re doing, and the potential consequences of their actions.
Taking risks helps children test new ideas and find personal capabilities and limits. Here are five lessons from early childhood educators to help parents encourage their kids to take risks, safely.
Research has linked outdoor play among young children to improved self-confidence, self-awareness and decision-making.
Experts in child health and physical activity offer recommendations for training of early childhood educators, and strategies to get kids moving.
Up to 45% of children can experience depression after a natural disaster.
Most kids bounce back quickly after a disaster and there are several strategies you can use to help.
Experts have voiced concerns about the uptake of a recent Canadian study, in which water fluoridation was associated with slightly lower IQs in children.
Community water fluoridation is a cost-effective public health measure that can reduce cavities by approximately 25 per cent. Yet some communities are worried about it.
Falls are the main reason for childhood injuries, but kids usually recover.
Every expert we asked talked about the importance of letting children take risks and explore in nature. But they also advised parents to supervise and set limits.
Different countries take different approaches to get parents to vaccinate their children. But saying which one works best is difficult.
In some countries, parents are fined if they don’t vaccinate their child or they have to go on a course before being granted an exemption to vaccinate. Are any of these options right for Australia?