How being in a study eased kids’ asthma symptoms

New findings from a study on children's asthma are evidence in support of the research participation effect.

Scott Hesel - U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: asthma childrens-health research health-and-medicine

Domestic violence survivors face issues with food and housing

Women who leave domestic violence shelters with their kids say it's difficult finding food, transportation, safe housing, jobs, and affordable child care.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: covid-19 housing childrens-health abuse health-and-medicine violence

Teams find clues to puzzling COVID-19 cases in kids

Understanding why kids appear to be better protected from severe cases of COVID-19 than adults could provide important clues to its spread, risk, and treatment.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 viruses childrens-health featured health-and-medicine immune-systems

2 of 5 parents faced depression as school came home

A new survey of parents educating kids at home during COVID-19, half said they felt overwhelmed and one in four felt they didn't have resources they needed.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education covid-19 parents stress childrens-health society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Kids on steroids for asthma have increased blood pressure risk

Children who take oral steroids for asthma or autoimmune diseases have a higher risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, a new study shows.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: diabetes asthma high-blood-pressure childrens-health health-and-medicine steroids

Glass tables cause a lot of nasty injuries

More than 2.5 million glass table injuries are reported each year. New research gauges the scope of the problem and indicates a solution.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 16, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: childrens-health glass health-and-medicine injuries emergency-medicine

Child psychology has wisdom for pandemic parenting

An expert in child psychology has advice for how parents can fight stress and meet both their own needs and those of their kids.

Katherine Gianni-Boston University • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: parents stress childrens-health families featured health-and-medicine

Lockdowns may raise risk of assault during pregnancy

Babies born to mothers who experience assault during pregnancy may face long-term health deficits. Will pandemic lockdowns make this more common?

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: covid-19 pregnancy childrens-health babies abuse health-and-medicine violence

Diabetes during pregnancy may speed up child’s aging

Children born to moms who had gestational diabetes were "older" than their actual age, a new study shows. They were also at higher risk of health problems.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: diabetes pregnancy aging childrens-health health-and-medicine

How to help kids deal with ‘big feelings’ during COVID-19

During the pandemic, children are struggling with difficult issues and parents are struggling over how to help them. Listening may be the best thing to do.

Yale • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 parents anxiety childrens-health families health-and-medicine

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