Study shows how early-life adversity affects mental health and cognitive abilities

New research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry indicates that early-life adversity-;such as homelessness, parental violence, or longstanding illness in the family-;may lead to mental health challenges,…

Study examines clinical risk factors for kidney function decline in children with CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children is rare, which makes it difficult to study and leaves major gaps in the quantity and quality of evidence that informs the care of…

A cohort study of COVID-19 in households of England and Wales

Virus Watch was funded by The United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI) Medical Research Council (MRC) & the Department of Health and Social Care National Institute for Health and Care…

Fertility treatment does not lead to adverse cardiometabolic health in offspring, study finds

A large study looking at the effects of fertility treatment has found no robust difference in blood pressure, heart rate, lipids, and glucose measurements between children conceived naturally and those…

NU study finds that pregnant smokers reduce smoking subconsciously

Daily file photo by Susan Du A Northwestern Medicine study finds that pregnant smokers reduce their smoking, even before knowing that they were pregnant. Pregnant smokers reduced their smoking by…

Study evaluates SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody response in human milk

In a recent study published in the journal Communications Biology, researchers investigated the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine booster on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-specific…

Study finds link between physical activity levels and susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections in children

Higher levels of daily physical activity are associated with reduced susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold, suggests a study of 104 Polish children published in…

Study finds high prevalence of depression and anxiety in children and adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Children and adolescents (aged 0–19 years) account for almost 1.9 billion of the global population, most of whom live in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). This phase of life brings significant…

Study links childhood trauma and civic environmental engagement in adulthood

Experiencing childhood trauma may lead an individual to volunteer, donate money or contact their elected officials about environmental issues later in life, according to recent research published in Scientific Reports.…

Mother’s healthy, comprehensive diet supports the child’s neurodevelopment, study reveals

Maternal gestational diabetes mellitus may have unfavorable effects on the neurodevelopment of 2-year-old children. On the other hand, a mother’s healthy, comprehensive diet supports the child’s neurodevelopment, reveals a new…