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 […]

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 […]

Jill Wagner Is Pregnant! Actress Expecting Baby No. 2 with Husband David Lemanowicz: 'Super Excited'

Jill Wagner is pregnant! The Mystery 101: Killer Timing actress, 42, is expecting her second child with husband David Lemanowicz, she reveals exclusively with PEOPLE. Wagner gave birth to daughter Army Gray in April 2020, and Lemanowicz is also dad to 11-year-old daughter Lija. "I found out two days before […]

Israel’s DreaMed, Yale Team Up on AI Diabetes Monitoring

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli medical software company DreaMed Diabetes said on Monday it was partnering with Yale New Haven Health System to use artificial intelligence (AI) in monitoring insulin and glucose levels in children with Type 1 diabetes. Underaged diabetics often find it hard to inject the right doses of […]

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 […]

Serious Disruptions in Pediatric Cancer Care From COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted pediatric cancer care around the world, a global survey has found. The most pronounced effects have been in low- and middle-income countries, although effects have also been seen in high-income […]

Decline in Children’s COVID-19 Cases Slows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of new COVID-19 cases in children declined for the sixth consecutive week, but the drop was the smallest yet, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association. […]