SARS-CoV-2 infection less severe in children and youth during first part of the pandemic

New research has found that children and youth may be at low risk of severe acute COVID-19, according to a study conducted during the first half of the pandemic and…

New handheld screening device accurately identifies children with amblyopia

A handheld screening device that detects subtle misalignment of the eyes accurately identifies children with amblyopia (lazy eye), according to a study published in the Journal of the American Association…

Nemours receives NIH grant to foster COVID-19 vaccine uptake among children in Black and Latino communities

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)…

Children to face disproportionate increases in lifetime extreme event exposure, study reports

International research led by Prof. Wim Thiery of the VUB research group BCLIMATE shows that children are to face disproportionate increases in lifetime extreme event exposure – especially in low-income…

‘My wife is seven months pregnant but I never wanted any children’

Usually, when a couple plans a baby they’re nervous but also filled with excitement – and everyone involved is celebrating. However, it occasionally happens that one member of the family…

Children of mothers with antenatal and postnatal depression are at greater risk of depression

Children born to mothers who are depressed during and after pregnancy are more likely to develop depressive symptoms themselves by the age of 24, according to new research led by…

Delta COVID-19 variant and children: What parents need to know

Just as COVID-19 restrictions began easing and families were taking a deep sigh of relief, the delta variant abruptly entered the scene. With it, it’s bringing new mandates, new anxieties,…

S. Korea to begin inoculating pregnant women, younger children next month

A medical worker splits up doses of coronavirus vaccine in a vial at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Seoul on Thursday. (Yonhap) South Korea is poised to begin administering COVID-19…

Many Black parents express COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy for their children

Nearly half of Black parents (48 percent) were hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine for their child, compared to 33 percent of Latinx parents and 26 percent of white parents, according…

Study finds long-term outcomes of weight loss surgery in children, adolescents with severe obesity

Results from a 10-year study of children and adolescents who underwent a common weight loss operation to treat severe obesity show they safely have long-lasting major weight loss and improvement…