Johns Hopkins experts offer suggestions to address challenges of online learning for children with cancer

Thousands of schools transitioned to online learning in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which time many children with cancer and other chronic health needs, as well as those…

Neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage linked to adverse weight development in children

A new study shows that living in a neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage is a risk factor for adverse weight development in children under school age. Researchers studied the connection between neighborhoods’…

How to protect your children

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) symptoms, preventative measures and its connection to COVID-19 Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a respiratory virus with a large range of symptoms. It can affect all…

Study highlights the neurologic manifestations linked with COVID-19 in hospitalized children

Of hospitalized children who tested or were presumed positive for SARS-CoV-2, 44% developed neurological symptoms, and these kids were more likely to require intensive care than their peers who didn’t…

New opportunity to induce remission of peanut allergy in young children through oral immunotherapy

A clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that giving peanut oral immunotherapy to highly peanut-allergic children ages 1 to 3 years safely desensitized most of…

Young children use saliva sharing to understand close relationships

Young children, toddlers, and infants infer that individuals who share saliva through activities like kissing, sharing food or wiping drool are in so-called “thick” relationships – intimate bonds that people…

Cannabis companies flout state regulations to market products in a way that appeals to children

Many recreational cannabis companies market their products in a way that appeals to children and teens, despite state-based regulations prohibiting it, according to a new study in the Journal of…

SARS-CoV-2 Omicron infections milder in children compared to Delta

A recent retrospective cohort study published on the medRxiv* preprint server found that the clinical severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was lower in children younger than five years of…

Performance of lateral flow tests for detecting SARS-CoV-2 in children falls short of minimum criteria

The performance of lateral flow (antigen) tests commonly used to detect COVID-19 infection in children falls short of the minimum criteria set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and US…

Research finds quick recovery of heart function in children with COVID-19-related MIS-C

Heart function recovery returned within three months in children who developed COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association,…