Losing a pet can affect children’s mental health, study finds

Mass. General study finds that the loss of a pet can potentially trigger mental health issues in children.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: children mental-health death pets health-medicine mgh grief mass-general-hospital

Looking at children as the silent spreaders of SARS-CoV-2

A new study has found that children infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 were shown to have a significantly higher level of virus in their airways than hospitalized adults in ICUs for COVID-19 treatment.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Aug. 20, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: children covid-19 basic-research health-medicine massachusetts-general-hospital sars-cov-2

Chan School hosts online meetings to discuss updates

The Harvard Chan School of Public Health will launch a series of weekly interactive forums to discuss issues and options.

Clea Simon • harvard
March 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  children  mental-health  coronavirus  depression  clea-simon  health-medicine  archana-basu  post-traumatic-stress-disorder  isolation  karestan-koenen  therapy

Key coronavirus question: How are children affected?

A key unanswered question in the coronavirus epidemic concerns why children seem to be getting fewer or less-serious infections from the new contagion.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Feb. 27, 2020 ~13 min

Tags:  children  covid-19  coronavirus  china  epidemic  pandemic  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  marc-lipsitch  center-for-communicable-disease-dynamics  social-distancing

Architect designs a playground for social development

With “High Sees,” architect Megan Panzano reasserts how play can impact mental and social development.

Travis Dagenais • harvard
Dec. 20, 2019 ~10 min

Tags:  science-technology  children  architecture  basic-research  harvard-graduate-school-of-design  high-sees  megan-panzano  mental-development  social-development

Harvard scientists link supplements to severe health events in young people

Compared with vitamins, dietary supplements for weight loss, muscle building, and energy were associated with nearly three times the risk of severe medical events in children and young adults.

Amy Roeder • harvard
June 5, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  children  health-medicine  fda  energy-supplements  flora-or  muscle-building-supplements  s-bryn-austin  weight-loss-supplements  yongjoo-kim  young-adults

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