Children’s Health

Furniture and TV tip-overs are an important source of injury, especially for children younger than 6 years old. A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an estimated 560,200 children younger than 18 years old were treated in U.S. emergency departments for furniture
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Early in the tumultuous 2020-21 school year, Missouri officials made a big gamble: set aside roughly 1 million rapid covid tests for the state’s K-12 schools in hopes of quickly identifying sick students or staff members. The Trump administration had spent $760 million to procure 150 million rapid-response antigen tests from Abbott Laboratories, including 1.75
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The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. Our findings show that vaccination results in a significant increase in antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 -; the virus that causes COVID-19 -; in
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Researchers at Children’s National Hospital identified a vulnerability in a developmental signaling pathway that can be hijacked to drive pediatric low-grade glioma (pLGG) formation, according to a pre-clinical study published in Developmental Cell. The study demonstrated that targeted treatment prevents tumor formation, long before irreversible damage to the optic nerve can cause permanent loss of
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The child had just started kindergarten. Or, as her mother called it, “Russian roulette.” That’s because her school district in Grand Junction, Colorado, experienced one of the nation’s first delta-variant outbreaks last spring, and now school officials have loosened the rules meant to protect against covid-19. The mother, Venessa, who asked not to be named
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Cardiovascular genetic testing in children presents unique challenges, requiring pre- and post-test counseling with an individualized approach for families, ideally with the involvement of a specialized interdisciplinary team, according to a new American Heart Association scientific statement published today in the Association’s journal Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. Scientific statements represent the synthesis of data
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). SARS-CoV-2, which belongs to the family Coronaviridae of the genus Betacoronavirus, was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019. SARS-CoV-2 is extremely infectious and is transmitted through infected human droplets while coughing, sneezing, or even while talking. As of
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Children and young adults who have pain from surgery, dental care and other conditions are often prescribed opioids. But half of these prescriptions, a new national study suggests, are high risk because of their potential for adverse outcomes. What’s more, a small group of prescribers in the top 5% of prescriptions account for half of
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While access to mental health services may be limited by financial, logistical and/or practical factors among recently migrated families, a new study by University of Houston psychology researchers suggests that maximizing sleep can offer psychological benefit to adolescents in this at-risk group. The current study takes an important first step in identifying that short sleep
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Researchers at the Children’s Hospital Colorado Breathing Institute, the largest pediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical care center in the U.S., participated in the pivotal international multi-center Phase 3 clinical trial, sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, leading to FDA approval of TRIKAFTA® (elexacaftor/tezacaftor/ivacaftor), a highly effective CF treatment, for patients ages 6 through 11 who have
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There are a number of simple, practical steps that families can take-;including reducing passive screen time and news consumption, having a structured daily schedule and getting enough sleep-;that can promote resilience against mental health problems in youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE
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