New study focuses on getting shy children to face their fears

Getting shy children to ‘face their fears’ and coaching parents in exposure therapy is the focus of a new study at The University of Queensland. UQ’s School of Psychology’s Dr…

UC San Diego researchers receive NIH award to expand the study of developing brains

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at University of California San Diego approximately $30 million over five years to expand and deepen longitudinal studies of the developing…

Study of the impact of school openings on the spread of COVID-19 in the US

The severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the causal agent of the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19), is highly transmissible and infectious. Schools are one of the hotspots…

Oxytocin does not appear to overcome social deficits in children with ASD, study suggests

Regular doses of the hormone oxytocin do not appear to overcome deficits in social functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), suggests a study funded by the National Institutes…

Study reveals a link between air pollution and child health

Studies have shown air pollution is a major risk factor for respiratory infection – the leading cause of death among children under five – but bad air’s specific impacts on…

Delta SARS-CoV-2 variant does not make kids sicker than Alpha, study finds

Children are not at risk for more severe COVID-19 disease with Delta compared to earlier severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants, finds a new medRxiv* preprint study. In…

Study uncovers toxic air pollutant mixtures linked to poor childhood asthma outcomes

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have developed a novel machine learning algorithm and used it to identify previously unknown mixtures of toxic air pollutants that…

Antibiotics alone cannot prevent stunted growth in children, study finds

Antibiotics alone likely cannot overcome the complex factors that cause stunted growth and perpetuate the cycle of poverty in the developing world, new research suggests. To prevent stunted growth in…

Adolescents’ breakfast habits affected by socio-economic and gender inequalities, study finds

Breakfast is the first meal of the day and is vital for providing the energy needed to start the school day. It is, therefore, extremely important, especially during periods of…

Large study of COVID vaccine side effects in Sweden

With the initiation of mass vaccination against COVID-19 worldwide in December 2020, regulatory agencies, academia, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders are working on various safety surveillance strategies based on observational…