Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

School buildings need more space to safely reopen

When COVID-19 first arose, the battle cry was "flatten the curve." As states make plans to reopen, get ready for another important strategy: "de-densify."

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why some teens find it tough to social distance

Parenting a teenager can be an emotional minefield in the best of times, but the social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic could really strain young people's mental health.

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 ...

Pediatrics

Almost one-third of school students bullied

Adolescent boys from lower socio-economic backgrounds are most likely to be the victims of bullying, according to the first comprehensive study of school bullying around the world.

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