Study shows interrelation of mental health and physical activity for children during the lockdown

According to the Motorik-Modul-Längsschnittstudie (MoMo, Motor Module Longitudinal Study) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Karlsruhe University of Education (PHKA), mental health of children and adolescents decreased during the first lockdown. For children aged between 4 and 10 years and for girls irrespective of their age, mental health was […]

Computer gaming technology used to develop screening tools for ‘lazy eye’ in children

Computer gaming technology is being used to develop and pilot two low cost, next-generation screening tools for ‘lazy eye’ in children. NHS Forth Valley Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. Iain Livingstone and Dr. Mario Giardini, senior lecturer in the University of Strathclyde’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, have developed two prototype devices to […]

Study: Spanking May Change Children’s Brains

Rare is the parent who’s never so much as thought about spanking an unruly child. But a new study provides another reason to avoid corporal punishment: Spanking may cause changes in the same areas of a child’s brain affected by more severe physical and sexual abuse. Previous research has consistently […]

How Three Families Enrolled Their Kids in COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. As more and more adults are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, researchers are reaching out to families as they recruit the youngest members of the population to test how effective the vaccine will be in them. For […]

Parental Guidance: How I coped with my daughter’s Covid and other pandemic lessons

Children are fast becoming the new source of worry as the number of Covid infections in kids surpasses all numbers. By Geetika Sasan Bhandari It’s been a terribly depressing week; cases are rising at an alarming rate, beating all previous single day records. As we stare at curfews and possible […]

Biden seeks $400 billion to buttress long-term care. A look at what’s at stake.

There's widespread agreement that it's important to help older adults and people with disabilities remain independent as long as possible. But are we prepared to do what's necessary, as a nation, to make this possible? That's the challenge President Joe Biden has put forward with his bold proposal to spend […]

Vaccinating Adults Appears to Protect Children as Well

(Reuters) – New data from Israel, where health officials moved quickly to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer Inc and partner BioNTech SE, suggests that the vaccination of adults also protects unvaccinated people living around them. Roughly one third of Maccabi Healthcare Services (MHS) 1.95 million members – all above […]