Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Typhoid vaccine proven safe for infants and young children in Malawi

A new study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds a single dose of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) – the only typhoid vaccine licensed for children as young as 6 months—is safe and 84 percent ...

Overweight & Obesity

COVID-19 pandemic accelerates children's weight gain, BMI

A study led by researchers at the University of South Carolina's Department of Exercise Science has found increases in body mass index (BMI) scores among school-age children. Likely a result of school closures, food insecurity ...


How kids can stay safe while walking to school

With back-to-school season upon us, kids and parents are naturally excited for some return to normalcy. In addition to putting together school supplies and mapping out schedules, there's another thing parents should do: teach ...


School mask, vaccine mandates supported in US: poll

As COVID-19 cases surge around the country, a majority of Americans say they support mask mandates for students and teachers in K-12 schools, according to a new poll, but their views are sharply divided along political lines.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Handling back-to-school anxiety in a pandemic

Back-to-school jitters are normal every fall. But as families prepare for the beginning of the 2021–22 school year, these run-of-the-mill worries are colliding with fresh uncertainties about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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