Tag Archives: Kids

Social Distancing Probably Stopped 2020 Outbreak of Paralyzing Disorder in Kids

THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 — Social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic appears to have prevented an anticipated outbreak of a rare polio-like syndrome in children, researchers report. Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a spinal condition that causes weakness in the limbs, impairs motor function and can lead to lifelong disabilities. It was first reported in… Read More »

Lessons from Katrina on how pandemic may affect kids

GAZETTE: Were those more general results reflected in the Katrina study? McLAUGHLIN: For the study of children exposed to Hurricane Katrina, we used a fairly stringent definition of mental health problems. “Serious emotional disturbance” essentially reflects that not only are these kids having symptoms and mental health problems that we would consider severe enough to… Read More »

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

More than three decades of scientific research suggests that repeatedly telling children that they are especially smart or talented leaves them vulnerable to failure, and fearful of challenges. Children raised this way develop an implicit belief that intelligence is innate and fixed, making striving to learn seem less important than seeming smart; challenges, mistakes, and… Read More »

COVID-19 tracker: Johnson & Johnson aims to test shot in kids; President Trump talks firing Fauci post-election

Johnson & Johnson plans to start testing its vaccine hopeful in children as young as 12. Meanwhile, Aspen Pharmacare entered a preliminary agreement to crank out J&J’s shot in South Africa.  The UK’s drug regulator is investing £1.5 million in an artificial intelligence tool to track vaccine side effects. And India’s Bharat Biotech hopes to launch… Read More »

Could Mom’s Thyroid Levels Influence ADHD in Kids?

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of thyroid hormone during pregnancy may contribute to the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the child, new research suggests. The study found that children born to mothers with low thyroid hormone levels during the first trimester of pregnancy had… Read More »

Mental Health Tips for Kids

Learn mental health tips for kids to support them through challenges. It’s evident that 2020 has not been an easy year for families, and kids especially have struggled with the grief and uncertainty caused by living through a pandemic. While some families have banded together this year, others have become more acutely aware of issues… Read More »