Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Epidemiologist warns pandemic is far from over

According to the latest projections out by the CDC, the United States may see a sharp decline by July in COVID-19 cases—that is, if vaccinations continue and people wear masks where appropriate and adhere to social distancing.

Vaccination

FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for teens within week

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to authorize Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for youngsters ages 12 to 15 by next week, according to a federal official and a person familiar with the process, setting up shots ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress and mental health problems during first COVID-19-lockdown

Many people in Switzerland experienced considerable psychological distress during the first COVID-19 lockdown from mid-March to the end of April 2020. Researchers from the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Health anxiety in childhood and adolescence can become chronic

Symptoms of health anxiety are common already during childhood and adolescence—and if the children do not receive the correct help, the anxiety can become a permanent problem with serious personal and socio-economic consequences. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Factors tied to severe COVID-19 in children identified

(HealthDay)—One in three children hospitalized with COVID-19 experience severe illness, which is associated with younger children, male patients, and those with a chronic condition, according to a research letter published ...

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