Children’s mental health tops list of parents’ worries, survey finds

CNN — Forty percent of American parents are “extremely” or “very” worried that their children will struggle with anxiety or depression at some point, according to a new survey. The Pew Research Center report said mental health was the biggest concern for parents, followed by bullying, which worried 35% of parents. These concerns outweighed fears … Read more

Screen time may impact academic achievement, study finds

CNN — According to a new study, letting infants watch tablets and TV can harm their academic success and emotional well-being later. Researchers found that increased use of screen time during infancy was associated with lower executive functioning once the child was 9 years old, according to the study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics journal. … Read more

Covid-19 is one of the leading causes of death among children in the United States, despite a relatively low death rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth leading cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published on Monday. Children are significantly less likely to die from Covid-19 than any other age group – less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those … Read more

Researchers develop new smartphone-based tool to detect visual impairment in young children

In a recent study published in natural medicinethe researchers conducted a prospective, multicenter, observational study between January 14, 2020 and January 30, 2022 in China. To study: Early detection of visual impairment in young children using a smartphone-based deep learning system. Image Credit: New Africa/Shutterstock They prospectively recorded videos of 3,652 Chinese children aged 48 … Read more

WA city bans sale of energy drinks to under 18s to tackle declining mental health

A small town in Western Australia will ban people under the age of 18 from buying energy drinks as part of a four-month research trial. Key points: Young people will be banned from buying energy drinks in Bridgetown, WA The ban is part of a four-month research trial conducted by medical professionals Doctors say energy … Read more

Why Urgent Care Centers Are Popping Up Everywhere

New York CNN — If you’re driving through a busy suburban mall or walking down a big city street, chances are you won’t go long without spotting a Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD, or other urgent care center. . Demand at urgent care sites increased during the Covid-19 pandemic as people sought testing and treatment. Patient volume … Read more

City where children’s cancer broke out on polluted site

TOMS RIVER, NJ (AP) — Looking back, it’s clear something was seriously wrong in this suburban Jersey Shore town, where many people worked or lived near a chemical company. dumping toxic waste into waterways and burying it in the ground. The men were returning from the plant, which made dyes and resins, and their sweat … Read more

Critics cite health care failures for vulnerable adoptive children

Need help? If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call or text 988 reach the lifeline 988 Suicide & Crisis. One night last month, a 9-year-old boy with autism who talked about killing himself was among about 70 state-supervised children and youth sleeping in hotels across Georgia. Georgia’s Designated Health Insurer for … Read more

5 Reasons I Want My Kids To Mountain Bike

As a parent, it can be difficult to navigate the activities your children are passionate about. We often find ourselves tiptoeing a precarious line between allowing our children to discover their passions and nudging them towards ours. Baseball, dance, soccer, tennis, basketball—if you’re a parent, I’m sure you know the list. As I continued to … Read more

Natural immunity superior to vaccination against infections in children: study

Children with natural immunity were better protected against COVID-19 infection and hospitalization than children who have been vaccinated, according to a new study. Researchers in North Carolina found that children aged 5 to 11 with post-infection protection or natural immunity against infection with Omicron or a subvariant, and without vaccination, had protection of 88.4% against … Read more