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October 15, 2021

Pandemic Adds More Weight to Burden of Obesity in Children Pandemic Adds More Weight to Burden of Obesity in Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. American children gained a lot of weight in the last year, setting […]
October 13, 2021

‘Baby-Wearing’ Poses Serious Injury Risks for Infants ‘Baby-Wearing’ Poses Serious Injury Risks for Infants

Baby-wearing — carrying a child against your body in a sling, soft carrier, or other device — is associated with benefits like reduced crying and increased […]
October 11, 2021

Education Harmed by the Pandemic, but Inspired Innovation Too Education Harmed by the Pandemic, but Inspired Innovation Too

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect education? Several projects that focus on […]
October 11, 2021

Pediatricians Can Effectively Promote Gun Safety Pediatricians Can Effectively Promote Gun Safety

When pediatricians and other pediatric providers are given training and resource materials, levels of firearm screenings and anticipatory guidance about firearm safety increase significantly, according to […]
October 10, 2021

Family Violence Patterns Change During Pandemic Family Violence Patterns Change During Pandemic

Among adolescents treated for injuries caused by family-member violence, the proportion of incidents that involved illegal drugs or weapons more than doubled during the pandemic, and […]
October 9, 2021

Bystander Actions Can Reduce Children’s Risk of Drowning Bystander Actions Can Reduce Children’s Risk of Drowning

The likelihood that a child will survive a near-drowning without long-term damage is substantially greater if a bystander attempts a rescue, even if that person doesn’t […]
October 8, 2021

Adolescents Who Exercised After a Concussion Recovered Faster Adolescents Who Exercised After a Concussion Recovered Faster

After a concussion, resuming aerobic exercise relatively early on – at an intensity that does not worsen symptoms – may help young athletes recover sooner, compared […]
October 6, 2021

Children and COVID: Decline of Summer Surge Continues Children and COVID: Decline of Summer Surge Continues

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The continuing decline in COVID-19 incidence suggests the latest surge has peaked […]
October 6, 2021

To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten. To Study Zika, They Offered Their Kids. Then They Were Forgotten.

Rochelle dos Santos embraces her daughter, who was born with microcephaly in 2016 after dos Santos contracted Zika during her pregnancy in midwest Brazil. Rochelle Dos […]
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