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Released: 7-Aug-2020 9:45 AM EDT
Study finds parents can help kids eat healthier by knowing their own sense of self-control
University of Oregon

Young children naturally like sugar and salt in food and develop food preferences based on what their parents serve them, but new research suggests that how parents view self-regulation also is a contributing factor.

Released: 5-Aug-2020 3:35 PM EDT
To bond with nature, kids need solitary activities outdoors
North Carolina State University

A new study found solitary activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. Activities like these encourage children to both enjoy being outside and to feel comfortable there.

Newswise: Parents Trust Colleges More than Students for COVID-19 Safety, New Survey by TimelyMD Finds
3-Aug-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Parents Trust Colleges More than Students for COVID-19 Safety, New Survey by TimelyMD Finds
TimelyMD

Parents of college students indicate many concerns about their students' return to the classroom (on campus or online), including their health, the quality of their education, and the likelihood of their following public health guidance when administrators aren't looking. Fielded last week, this survey by TimelyMD has the latest data available as campus reopening plans change daily.

Released: 4-Aug-2020 6:45 PM EDT
An NYU nurse practitioner’s advice for keeping school children and teachers safe this fall
New York University

With COVID-19 cases surging in parts of the country, NYU Meyers’ Donna Hallas outlines steps K-12 schools must take if they choose to reopen

Released: 4-Aug-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Experts from Across the U.S. Issue Back-To-School Safety Guidelines for Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant Recipients
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

As school districts look ahead to a very different school year, pediatric infectious disease experts from across the United States convened to outline back-to-school safety guidelines for solid organ transplant (SOT) recipients. The group, led by Kevin J. Downes, MD, attending physician in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), published their recommendations today in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

30-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study: Experiencing Childhood Trauma Makes Body and Brain Age Faster
American Psychological Association (APA)

Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of aging faster than children who have never experienced adversity, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. The study examined three different signs of biological aging--early puberty, cellular aging and changes in brain structure--and found that trauma exposure was associated with all three.

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Released: 31-Jul-2020 2:00 PM EDT
COVID-19: Should children skip back-to-school checkups and vaccinations this year?
LifeBridge Health

Even if your child will be doing virtual learning in the fall, annual checkups and vaccinations he or she would normally get around back-to-school time should not be deferred.

Released: 30-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
In August: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Celebrates Seventh Annual Kids Eat Right Month™
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

August is Kids Eat Right Month™, when the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and its Foundation focus on the importance of healthful eating and active lifestyles for children and their families.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Stacey Crane of Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth receives grant to improve symptom reporting for kids with cancer
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Stacey Crane, PhD, RN, will use a new grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to pilot test a web-based interface designed to make it easier for kids with cancer and their parents to report symptoms in real time with the ultimate goal of improving kids’ outcomes. Crane is an assistant professor in the Department of Research at Cizik School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 29-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Sunscreen Tips for Parents
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

With so many sunscreens out there, how do you know which one is effective—and safe—for your child? Dr. Minnelly Lu, pediatric dermatologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, shares the latest advice.

Newswise: Medical Minute: What to look for in a student athlete sidelined by injury
Released: 29-Jul-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Medical Minute: What to look for in a student athlete sidelined by injury
Penn State Health

Parents and coaches are well-versed in recognizing headaches as a sign of concussion in student athletes. However, the symptoms of mood and emotional disturbance are more difficult to identify and harder for teens and those around them to understand.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Reviews find children not major source of COVID-19, but family stress is high
McMaster University

The review found among children who were infected, transmission was traced back to community and home settings or adults, rather than amongst children within daycares or schools even in jurisdictions where schools remained open or have since reopened.

Released: 29-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Negotiating with Your Kids
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The co-author of Negotiating at Home: Essential Steps for Reaching Agreement with Your Kid shares tips for managing tough conversations with children while at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Newswise: Rutgers Study Finds Abnormal Puberty Onset Related to Long-Term Health Outcomes, Including Infertility
Released: 28-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Study Finds Abnormal Puberty Onset Related to Long-Term Health Outcomes, Including Infertility
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Puberty is a critical stage in child development and can be a trying time for both children and parents. For some adolescents, however, a delay or early onset of puberty can have long-term negative effects, including future infertility. A study by principle investigate Sally Radovick, MD, explores these implications.

Released: 28-Jul-2020 8:25 AM EDT
Therapy Helps Children with Food Allergies Manage Severe Anxiety
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has launched the Food Allergy Bravery (FAB) Clinic to help children with a phobia of anaphylaxis. This revolutionary clinic, housed within the Food Allergy Center, is the first in the world to bring together psychologists and food allergy experts to treat food allergic children with severe phobia of anaphylaxis.

Newswise: Back to School This Year Is Far from Back to Normal For Kids with Allergies and Asthma
Released: 28-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Back to School This Year Is Far from Back to Normal For Kids with Allergies and Asthma
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Kids with allergies and asthma may have to take extra precautions as they head back to school this year.

Released: 24-Jul-2020 1:55 PM EDT
America’s Preschoolers Lose Important Learning Opportunities Due to Pandemic, Raising Concerns for the Future
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

America’s preschools schools failed to provide students adequate support after shutting down in-person instruction in March due to the coronavirus pandemic according to a nationwide survey by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education.

Newswise: Parents of 1 in 2 unvaccinated U.S. adolescents have no intention to initiate HPV vaccine
Released: 21-Jul-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Parents of 1 in 2 unvaccinated U.S. adolescents have no intention to initiate HPV vaccine
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Study results documenting parental hesitancy to begin and complete their child's HPV vaccine series were published in The Lancet Public Health by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

Released: 21-Jul-2020 1:10 PM EDT
Family relationships impact cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

A study by researchers at the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research provides new evidence of the impact of family relationships on the cognitive health of older Chinese immigrants in the United States.

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Released: 21-Jul-2020 8:30 AM EDT
Back to School?
Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Terry Adirim provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 and return to school for school-age children. Adirim is a physician executive with senior leadership and executive experience in academic medicine and the federal government. Her expertise includes pandemic planning and response, health care quality improvement and patient safety, and health policy and management.

Newswise: Fund to aid family advocacy initiative in UIC John Marshall Law School clinic
Released: 20-Jul-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Fund to aid family advocacy initiative in UIC John Marshall Law School clinic
University of Illinois at Chicago

Thanks to Ralla Klepak, who passed away in April 2019 at the age of 82, those in need of representation in family law matters will continue to have her advocacy via a new endowment fund formed at the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School.

Newswise: Don’t Get Burned by Sunscreen Mistakes: Some Parents May Not Properly Protect Children from the Sun
15-Jul-2020 5:30 PM EDT
Don’t Get Burned by Sunscreen Mistakes: Some Parents May Not Properly Protect Children from the Sun
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

While the majority of parents recognize the importance of sunscreen, they may not always use best practices to protect children from getting burned, a new national poll suggests.

Newswise: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Urologist Leads Collaborative Study on Fertility Counseling Prior to Chemotherapy
15-Jul-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Urologist Leads Collaborative Study on Fertility Counseling Prior to Chemotherapy
University of Miami Health System, Miller School of Medicine

For younger cancer patients, fertility counseling at the time of cancer diagnosis is important for making family planning decisions. Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., a clinician and researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the lead author of a new collaborative study, “Evaluation of Reported Fertility Preservation Counseling Before Chemotherapy Using the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative Survey,” published JAMA Network Open.

Released: 16-Jul-2020 1:50 PM EDT
New test offers clarity for couples struggling to conceive
Cornell University

A male fertility test based on Cornell research could help predict which men might need treatment and which couples might have success with different forms of assisted reproduction.

Newswise: About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality
Released: 15-Jul-2020 3:05 PM EDT
About nine family members to suffer grief from every COVID-19 fatality
Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Deaths from COVID-19 will have a ripple effect causing impacts on the mental health and health of surviving family members. But the extent of that impact has been hard to assess until now. Every death from COVID-19 will impact approximately nine surviving family members, according to a study.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Study links attraction to 'tyrannical' leaders to dysfunctional family dynamics
San Francisco State University

Ever wonder how some leaders in business or politics who appear selfish, manipulative and domineering still manage to amass a following?

Newswise: Reproductive Psychology Program Focuses on Mother and Family Wellness
Released: 13-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Reproductive Psychology Program Focuses on Mother and Family Wellness
Cedars-Sinai

While many expecting and new mothers experience emotions of joy and happiness, others suffer from a range of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. But a new Cedars-Sinai program is dedicated to helping women fight the stigma often associated with maternal-related mental health disorders before, during and after pregnancy.

Newswise: Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
Released: 10-Jul-2020 11:40 AM EDT
Anti-Racism Books and Resources for Families and Children
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

A first step for families who want to be an ally in the fight to end racism is to diversify their at-home libraries with books that feature people of color and their stories. A UNLV librarian and pre-Kindergarten teacher share tips and resources on how to do so.

Released: 9-Jul-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Parents' smartphone use does not harm parent/child relationships
Edith Cowan University

Contrary to popular views, parental smartphone use is rarely associated with poor parenting, and more often than not, tends to be associated with warm and attached parenting.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Children Who Witness Intimate Partner Violence Benefit from Joint Community and Law Enforcement Intervention
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

The Child Trauma Response Team, an innovative police and community-based organization partnership, demonstrated success at screening and treating children for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately following incidents of intimate partner violence, according to a Rutgers-led study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Released: 8-Jul-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Early childhood education centers can boost parents' engagement at home
University of Arizona

COVID-19 has temporarily shuttered many early childhood education centers across the country, shifting full-time child care and teaching responsibilities largely to parents.

Released: 7-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT
Women's egg quality dependent on metabolic factors
University of Queensland

In the world's most in-depth study of the final steps of egg maturation, the quality of a woman's eggs was found to be significantly dependent on the important metabolic coenzyme called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).

Released: 7-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Talking with parents empowers Latino youths to engage in community
University of Michigan

When Latino youths lend their voices to political causes—from immigration policies that have separated families to recent Black Lives Matter protests—their resilience originates from home.

Released: 6-Jul-2020 5:10 PM EDT
Pet dogs may improve social-emotional development in young children
Springer

Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households who do not own a dog, suggests research published in the journal Pediatric Research.

Newswise: Criminal justice professor fights for prisoners' families
Released: 6-Jul-2020 10:05 AM EDT
Criminal justice professor fights for prisoners' families
Wichita State University

The odds of Breanna Boppre ending up in the correctional system were astronomically higher than the odds of her becoming Dr. Breanna Boppre, assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University.

Newswise: Mothering in domestic violence: protecting children behind closed doors
Released: 2-Jul-2020 7:05 AM EDT
Mothering in domestic violence: protecting children behind closed doors
University of South Australia

As emerging data shows an alarming rise of domestic violence during the pandemic, researchers at the University of South Australia are urging practitioners to look beyond clinical observations and focus on the strengths that mothers exercise to protect their children from domestic abuse.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: How to help teen drivers stay safe
Released: 1-Jul-2020 4:40 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: How to help teen drivers stay safe
Penn State Health

A driver’s license presents exciting new freedoms for teenagers and a whole new level of worry for their parents. Fortunately, there are steps that adults can take to keep their teen drivers as safe as possible.

Released: 1-Jul-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Infant sleep problems can signal mental disorders in adolescents -- Study
University of Birmingham

Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found.

Newswise: Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Story Tips From Johns Hopkins Experts on COVID-19
Johns Hopkins Medicine

It seems there will never be enough “thank you’s” for the incredible doctors, nurses, technicians and support staff members who are working around the clock to help patients who have the dangerous coronavirus disease. The dedication, determination and spirit enable Johns Hopkins to deliver the promise of medicine.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 10:35 AM EDT
Nearly half of US youth have been stalked/harassed by partners
Boston University School of Medicine

A new, first-of-its-kind Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that 48% of 12-18-year-olds who have been in a relationship have been stalked or harassed by a partner, and 42% have stalked or harassed a partner.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 8:05 AM EDT
What Parents Should Know about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

MIS-C stands for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children. Formerly called pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome, or PIMS, it describes a new health condition seen in children who have been infected with novel coronavirus, recovered from it and later have an immune response that results in symptoms of significant levels of inflammation in organ systems. MIS-C is similar in some ways to other inflammatory conditions like Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. Children who have MIS-C generally did not have obvious symptoms when they were infected with novel coronavirus, like cough, and generally were healthy prior to developing MIS-C.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 7:55 AM EDT
Rutgers Pediatricians Co-Author First Nationwide Study of COVID-19 Related Multiple Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers pediatricians co-lead first nationwide study describing the diagnosis, treatments and outcomes of COVID-19 related multiple inflammatory syndrome in children

Released: 29-Jun-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Stress of COVID-19 pandemic could lead to violence at home, Tulane experts caution
Tulane University

While some COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are being eased across the country, the stress on many families remains high and will be felt even after restrictions are lifted. Physical distancing, isolation and quarantine meausures designed to stop the spread of the virus could lead to an increase in family violence at home, according to a perspective in Pediatrics co-authored by Tulane University child psychiatrists.

Newswise: Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
Released: 29-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Studies examine how race affects perceptions of law-involved Blacks, school discipline
University of Illinois at Chicago

The extent of discriminatory treatment Black adults and children experience at every point of contact within the legal system and the biases that result in Black children’s behavior being managed more harshly in school are detailed in two new analyses from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Released: 26-Jun-2020 2:50 PM EDT
Top Summer Safety Tips for Children
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers summer safety tips for children and families so they can enjoy summer activities in a safe and healthy manner


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