Remediation gets the lead out of soil, but not kids

A relatively affordable remediation process can remove lead from unregulated battery recycling, but isn't as good at getting it out of children's bodies.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Jan. 15, 2021 ~9 min

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Many summer camps don’t require immunizations

Most children need to provide immunization records to attend school, but many summer camps, which draw in 14 million children a year, don't require them.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

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Families report benefits of cats for kids with autism

New research suggests cats could be a good fit for children with autism and their families.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Jan. 12, 2021 ~4 min

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Self-controlled kids tend to be healthier adults

Children who have higher levels of self-control appear to age more slowly than their peers at 45, according to a new study.

Karl Bates-Duke • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~6 min

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Common brain disorder more likely in kids with big heads

A common brain disorder, Chiari 1 malformation, is four times more likely among children with large heads, research finds.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Dec. 30, 2020 ~8 min

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Top 10 parental worries for kids during COVID

Cyberbullying, depression, and unhealthy habits rank in the top worries parents have for their kids, but there are racial differences in the lists, too.

Beata Mostafavi-Michigan • futurity
Dec. 21, 2020 ~9 min

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Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

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How repeat diarrhea could lead to nutritional problems

New research clarifies how recurrent diarrhea from E. coli can lead to long-term nutritional problems.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Dec. 14, 2020 ~6 min

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To gauge chemical exposure, check children’s guts?

New findings suggest a way to measure children's exposure to a class of chemicals called SVOCs by checking out their gut microbiomes.

Ken Kingery-Duke • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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Teen girls go unprotected in humanitarian settings

"Despite the fact that we know that violence against adolescent girls increases in humanitarian settings, this remains an under-researched and underfunded area of intervention."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~5 min

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