Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Making school closures effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19

A new study by King's College London researchers has shown that many children continued to leave the house and mix with others during previous school closures despite public health recommendations. This has important implications ...

Diabetes

Family ties help young adults with type 1 diabetes flourish

(HealthDay)—Type 1 diabetes is a challenging, time-intensive disease that often strikes children, and new research suggests that strong family support helps improve the well-being of young adults with the condition.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young children find a parent's hug more calming than a stranger's

For infants as young as four months, a hug from a parent makes all the difference. A study appearing April 7 in the journal iScience examined heart rate responses in infants less than one year old during a hug and found that ...

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Parent

A parent is a mother or father; one who sires or gives birth to and/or nurtures and raises an offspring. The different roles of parents vary throughout the tree of life, and are especially complex in human culture.

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