Reframe the pain: Reducing needle anxiety in children

Tears, tantrums, and distress—when it comes to needles, many children struggle with anxiety. But with vaccinations becoming more regular, finding ways to help reduce needle-related fear and pain is high on the agenda.


New tool measures moral distress in pandemic nursing care

The COVID‐19 pandemic created novel patient care circumstances that may have increased nurses' moral distress, including COVID‐19 transmission risk and end‐of‐life care without family present. Moral distress is a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unraveling the molecular mechanisms underlying severe COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc worldwide. While most infected individuals experience mild symptoms, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus may cause severe pneumonia, acute respiratory ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What parents should know about parechovirus

Last week, the CDC released an advisory regarding severe cases of parechovirus in young infants. Parechovirus is a common virus: most children have had it by the time they are five years old. Children with the virus often ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research into pet ownership during COVID

La Trobe University researchers have conducted an Australian-first survey about families with children and pets during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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