Kids Health

Why Schools Are Allowing Kids to Take Mental Health Days

For more than a decade, Dana Bierley began most weekdays fighting to get her daughter and son out the door for school. Both children have anxiety, depression, and sensory issues, so just being in the classroom — the constant noise, the onslaught of smells, the frequent disruptions — was difficult. They repeatedly complained of feeling […]

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Covid vaccines for kids? Strategies around the world

Pfizer on Thursday requested emergency approval from US health authorities to use its COVID jab in children aged five to 11. Here is a look at different approaches to vaccinating children against the virus and the debates it has launched around the world. What changes are made for children? Pfizer tested its jab on more […]

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Number of U.S. kids hospitalized with COVID is likely overcounted

The actual number of U.S. children hospitalized due to COVID-19 may be lower than current figures suggest, a new study indicates. That’s because counts of hospitalized children who test positive for COVID-19 may include those who were admitted for other reasons and have no COVID symptoms, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers explained. Throughout the […]

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1 in 4 Parents Say Youth Sports Not Enforcing COVID Precautions

(Reuters Health) – Even though the majority of parents give youth sports leagues high marks for keeping them informed about COVID-19 safety protocols, more than one in four parents still think enforcement of these policies is inconsistent, a new U.S. poll suggests. Researchers from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health examined […]

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Survey Shines Light on Pediatric Dermatologists’ Earnings

Pediatric dermatologists earned a mean of about $351,000 in 2019, but what else is known about the member physicians who were recently surveyed by the Society for Pediatric Dermatology?   For one thing, the median total compensation for the 162 pediatric dermatologists whose survey responses were included in the final data set was a somewhat […]

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Joey Fatone Says Parenting Daughter Kloey, 11, Who's on the Autism Spectrum, 'Opened Up My Mind'

Joey Fatone is thrilled about his daughter's runway debut. The 'NSYNC alum, 44, and his 11-year-old daughter Kloey Alexandra appeared on People (the TV Show!) this week about her appearance in the Runway of Dreams Foundation's one-of-a-kind drive-in adaptive fashion show in Miami, Florida. The show premiered Thursday night. Kloey, who is on the autism spectrum, walks in […]

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Indigenous kids’ tooth decay rates reduced in remote north Queensland

A combination of preventive treatments reduced tooth decay and improved the quality of life for more than 200 Indigenous Australian children living in remote north Queensland, a study has found. University of Queensland School of Dentistry researcher Associate Professor Ratilal Lalloo said the intervention was especially effective in reducing severe tooth decay. “Children who had […]