Neuroscience

More girls admitted with pediatric multiple sclerosis

(HealthDay)—For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis, there are more admissions among girls and among white children, according to a research letter published in the February 2020 issue of Multiple Sclerosis and Related ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tonga closes schools as measles epidemic spreads

All government primary schools and kindergartens in Tonga have been shut in an effort to limit the spread of measles sweeping through the South Pacific, the government announced Thursday.

Health

Asbestos in schools: What you need to know

The Department for Education referred nearly 700 schools in England to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as they did not provide evidence that they were managing asbestos in line with regulatory requirements. Of the 29,000 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Age-related racial disparity in suicide rates among US youth

New research suggests the suicide rate is roughly two times higher for black children ages 5-12 compared with white children of the same age group. The study, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), appears ...

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