COVID-19 booster doses could significantly reduce the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among young adults

A recent study published in the journal PLOS Medicine examined the effectiveness of booster doses of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in protecting vaccinated young adults against severe acute respiratory…

What you should know about thyroid cancer in adolescents, young adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Cancer is often thought of as a disease that affects older people, and with the median age of a cancer diagnosis at 66 years, it does.…

Children become more skeptical of what adults tell them, study says

Children learn on their own through observation and experimentation. They also learn from what other people tell them, especially adults and authority figures like their parents and teachers. When children…

Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children appears to be lower than in adults

A new study conducted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) RECOVER Pediatric Electronic Health Records (EHR) Cohort and authored by Suchitra Rao, MD, infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital…

Can adults identify pain in babies’ cries?

Infants generally cry with more variable pitch and duration than adults. Longer, harsher, rougher, and louder cries mean they are experiencing pain or mild discomfort. Hence, a baby’s cry with…

‘Children are not little adults’ and need special protection during heat waves

After more than a week of record-breaking temperatures across much of the country, public health experts are cautioning that children are more susceptible to heat illness than adults are —…

Children’s noses better at inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infections than adults

University of Queensland-led research has found the lining of children’s noses is better at inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infections than adult noses. Dr Kirsty Short from UQ’s School of Chemistry and Molecular…

Bluey: 5 Adorable Reasons Why Even Adults Are Obsessed

TV show Bluey has become a hit among parents for its relatable and wholesome portrayal of family life. The show follows Bluey, a six-year-old Blue Heeler dog, as she navigates…

Organized sports help kids to develop the “grit” for overcoming challenges as adults

Here’s another good reason for kids to participate in organized sports: They can develop the “grit” that helps them overcome challenges as adults, a new study suggests. Grit is defined…

Why are kids more likely to get strep throat than adults? – CHOC

If your child has an itchy sore throat, it may be a sign of a common virus like a cold or flu; or a sore throat can be a symptom…