Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia expects COVID-19 vaccination is still a year away

Australia considered a rollout of a coronavirus vaccine no sooner than mid-2021 a best-case scenario in its pandemic planning that would save the economy tens of billions of dollars, the treasurer said on Wednesday.

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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Teen social networks linked to adult depression

Teens who have a larger number of friends may be less likely to suffer from depression later in life, especially women, a new MSU research study has found.

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spacing Singapore to improve social distancing

Four days before Singapore implemented its 'circuit breaker' to stem the spread of COVID-19 on April 7, SMU Associate Professor of Information Systems Rajesh Balan and NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Professor Michael ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Adolescence can help unlock autism diagnosis in girls

Adolescence is a challenging time for every child, as they experience important developmental milestones and navigate an increasingly complex world. For girls with autism spectrum disorder, adolescence can create a window ...

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.

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