Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With COVID-19 surging, schools suspend in-person education

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the state spiking to record levels, bus drivers and teachers in quarantine, students getting sick and the holidays looming, Schools Superintendent Scott Hanback in Tippecanoe County, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In NYC and LA, returning pupils face battery of virus tests

The two largest school districts in the U.S. are rolling out ambitious and costly plans to test students and staff for the coronavirus, bidding to help keep school buildings open amid a rise in infections among the nation's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many school employees at increased risk for severe COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Nearly half of all school employees meet the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition for increased or potentially increased risk for severe COVID-19, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

More French schools closed after virus cases detected

More French schools have closed after multiple students tested positive for COVID-19 while a further 2,100 individual classes have also been called off, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer said Wednesday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pandemic-induced stress could be increasing the risk of child abuse

Parents and children surveyed about the COVID-19 pandemic in late April and early May of 2020—when most schools and day care providers closed their doors—said they had become more stressed out. In response to our questions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Q&A: Back-to-school mental health tips

Dear Mayo Clinic: My teenage son is looking forward to heading back to school this fall, especially after months of distance learning due to COVID-19. Sitting in front of the computer for hours was not easy for him. He says ...

Ophthalmology

Pandemic learning can strain children's eyes

(HealthDay)—If your child will be doing online learning this school year, you need to take steps to protect them from eye strain, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.

Overweight & Obesity

How to keep your kids trim through quarantine

(HealthDay)—A lot of kids have been pushing up the scale numbers while home during the pandemic—and parents need to take steps to prevent the dreaded "quarantine 15," an expert says.

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