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Less sleep in children who use devices before bed and who choose their own bedtimes

Intermediate school-aged children who use a device just before bedtime and decide what time they go to sleep, achieve less sleep and feel more sleepier the following day than their peers.

Overweight & Obesity

COVID-19 pandemic may exacerbate childhood obesity

Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Andrew Rundle, DrPH, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parenting in a pandemic: A child psychologist's 5 top tips

I am a researcher and clinical psychologist specializing in childhood disruptive behavior problems and when I first heard that schools in some parts of the country were closing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, my first ...

Pediatrics

Maltreated children four times more likely to miss school

A study of almost 300,000 Australian children over 12 years has revealed that those who have suffered "substantial maltreatment and neglect" are four times more likely to miss school for extended periods than their counterparts.

Pediatrics

Helping kids cope with COVID-19

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, outbreak has impacted people all over the world at the same time. Unlike other disasters that may affect one region or specific community, the global-scale of this pandemic is unusual. The uncertainty ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Self-regulation for kids: At home, at school and with autism

As every teacher will assert, self-regulation is the key to optimal learning; it helps kids tune in, stay focused and be ready to learn. But what if your child isn't wired this way? For many children, self-regulation is hard ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Supporting children's mental health during a pandemic

Knowing how to talk to your children about risks is difficult at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic. Now, as most of us social distance to give health care workers the best chance to confront the COVID-19 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New app allows NICU families to 'visit' baby during COVID-19 pandemic

With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, many hospitals and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are limiting the number of people who can visit newborn babies to reduce the risk of contamination. At Northwestern ...