Tag: childhood

Florida Governor Appeals Ruling on Masks in Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has appealed...

Why Don’t Kids Tend To Get as Sick From COVID-19?

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As COVID-19 cases surge around the world, life has become complicated...

FDA Approves First Once-Weekly Growth Hormone for Children

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lonapegsomatropin (Skytrofa, Ascendis Pharma), the first weekly subcutaneous injectable growth hormone for children with growth hormone...

Tree Nut Storage Proteins Best for Predicting Allergy

Childhood sensitization to tree nut storage protein is a stronger predictor of tree nut allergy symptoms than sensitization to tree nut extract, according to data...

Bystander Rescue Breathing CPR in Kids Tied to Better Survival

Children who receive CPR with both rescue breathing and compressions from a bystander have greater odds of survival without serious brain damage than if they...

Malaria Vaccine + Antimalarial = 70% Reduction in Disease, Death

A new study from Africa shows a remarkable 70% reduction in malaria if two treatments — a vaccine and an antimalarial medication — are combined...

US Teens 16 to 17 Have the Highest COVID Infection Rate

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Health experts have noted a trend for months: A growing number...

iPhone Flash Helps Nurse Identify Her Infant Son’s Retinoblastoma

Josie Rock was taking pictures of her 3-month-old son Asher when the lighting in the room suddenly dimmed, initiating the flash on her iPhone. Asher’s...

Classroom Study Highlights Delta Variant’s Threat to Schools

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An unvaccinated teacher who periodically removed her mask to read to...

EAACI Review Urges Reduction in Antibiotic Overuse With Allergy

Urgent recommendations from a European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) task force are aimed at reducing antibiotic overuse with allergic disease. Top recommendations...

ATV Crash Data Show Helmets ‘Clearly’ Protect the Brain

Kids who wear helmets and are involved in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes are less likely to suffer a severe brain injury, new research suggests. In...

Study Informs About Risks of Discontinuing Meds in JIA

Many but not all children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) can regain remission after stopping and then restarting treatment, according to preliminary data from the...

Nearly 1 in 5 Parents Put Off Care for Their Kids in Pandemic

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Many families delayed much-needed healthcare for their children out of fears...

GOP Governors, School Districts Battle Over Mask Mandates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of...

Only a Fraction of Breakthrough Infections as Cases Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Meggan Ingram was fully vaccinated when she tested positive for COVID-19...

Parental Smoking Linked to More Adult RA in Women

Childhood exposure to parental smoking appears to greatly boost the risk of confirmed cases of rheumatoid arthritis in adult women, although the overall rate is...

How to Pick the Best Face Masks for Kids, According to Experts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. One essential back-to-school item for kids this fall is a face...

New Cases Rise to Winter Levels

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Weekly cases of COVID-19 in children topped 100,000 for the first...

New Guidelines for BMD Surveillance in Young Cancer Survivors Released

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New bone mineral density (BMD) surveillance guidelines for childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have been released by the...

US Pediatric Hospitals in Peril as Delta Hits Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Over the course of the pandemic, COVID-19 has been a less...

Youngest Kids More Likely to Spread SARS-CoV-2 to Family: Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Young children are more likely than their older siblings to transmit...

Just Trust Us on the COVID Booster

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was confident in June about the ability...

Mask Fights Rip Georgia Schools as Hospitals Repeat Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. ATLANTA (AP) — Fights over masks in schools continued to tear...

AAP Releases Guidelines for Febrile Infants

The long-anticipated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the treatment of well-appearing febrile infants have arrived, and key points include updated guidance for cerebrospinal fluid...

Endemic and Mostly in Young Children?

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers predict SARS-CoV-2 could become endemic and primarily infect children, thereby shifting risk...