Parents’ pandemic depression boosted kids’ anxiety

Two of five parents met the criteria for major depression during the early days of the pandemic. That affected their kids' anxiety and home schooling.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
yesterday ~4 min

Family-based approach eases ADHD behaviors in kids

The family-centered Nurtured Heart Approach for the treatment of ADHD showed positive results in reducing impulsive behaviors in kids with the condition.

U. Arizona • futurity
March 2, 2021 ~6 min

Air pollution puts kids at higher risk of disease in adulthood

Even just one day of air pollution can change kids' genes in a way that could put them at higher risk for heart disease and more, researchers report.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 26, 2021 ~6 min

What are phthalates, and how do they put children's health at risk?

Scientists issued an urgent call for better federal regulation of these endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Here's why.

Stephanie Eick, Postdoctoral Researcher in Reproductive Health, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
Feb. 26, 2021 ~6 min

COVID stress boosts kids’ anxiety, overeating

Stress is increasing anxiety, depression, and overeating in children during the pandemic. Here's what parents can do to help them.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 25, 2021 ~8 min

COVID-19 adds to worries for parents of kids with cancer

COVID-19 has added worry and strain to already-burdened parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with cancer.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Feb. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Kittens offer clues to deadly diarrhea in children

Kittens may offer clues to a deadly diarrhea disease that kills up to 120,000 children under the age of five every year.

Tracey Peake-NC State • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~4 min

How safe is your baby food?

Reports from baby food companies show questionable levels of arsenic, lead and other heavy metals. Here's what parents need to know.

C. Michael White, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~9 min

How safe is your baby food? Company reports show arsenic, lead and other heavy metals – here's what you need to know

Baby foods with rice or root vegetables, like carrots and sweet potatoes, had some of the highest levels, but they weren’t the only ones.

C. Michael White, Distinguished Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Connecticut • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~9 min

Why herd immunity may be impossible without vaccinating children against COVID-19

With a third of adults saying they likely won't get the vaccine, the US has a herd immunity math problem.

Rodney E. Rohde, Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science, Texas State University • conversation
Feb. 16, 2021 ~7 min

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