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Released: 20-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Children who play adventurously have better mental health, research finds
University of Exeter

Children who spend more time playing adventurously have lower symptoms of anxiety and depression, and were happier over the first Covid-19 lockdown, according to new research.

Released: 20-May-2022 4:40 PM EDT
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) responsible for more than 100,000 deaths worldwide in children under five in 2019
Lancet

Acute lower respiratory infection caused by Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) contributes substantially to the global mortality burden in children, with RSV estimated to cause one in 50 deaths among children under five, and one in 28 deaths among children under six months.

Newswise: Rutgers Researchers Will Provide Antibody Testing to Help Study Long COVID in Children 
Released: 20-May-2022 12:05 PM EDT
Rutgers Researchers Will Provide Antibody Testing to Help Study Long COVID in Children 
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rutgers will provide antibody testing to help determine the incidence and long-term effects of COVID-19 in children as part of an initiative by the National Institutes of Health.  

Released: 19-May-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Medication treatment of pediatric psychiatric disorders reduces the later onset of substance use problems
Massachusetts General Hospital

One half of psychiatric and substance use disorders start by the age of 18; three-quarters by age 24.

Newswise: Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Available to Discuss Importance of Mental Well-Being
Released: 19-May-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Johns Hopkins Medicine Experts Available to Discuss Importance of Mental Well-Being
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Nearly 20% of adults — about 50 million American people — are experiencing a mental illness, and about one in five children are affected by a mental disorder each year. There are many types of mental illness, including mood, anxiety and personality disorders.

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Newswise: “C is for Clean”: New Resources for Clean and Healthy Child Care
Released: 19-May-2022 9:50 AM EDT
“C is for Clean”: New Resources for Clean and Healthy Child Care
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is launching a refreshed version of its C is for Clean toolkit, a resource for parents and child care workers amid continued efforts to keep children and child care facilities healthy and clean.

Released: 19-May-2022 8:30 AM EDT
Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children
Ohio State University

Here’s a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests.

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Released: 19-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Photovoice: Seeing the Community Through the Eyes of Our Youth
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles partners with youth-serving organizations to empower young people from across L.A. County to identify the unique strengths and needs of their communities through photography. You might think kids today are more interested in selfies than in the world around them.

Released: 18-May-2022 6:05 PM EDT
The Nathanson Family Foundation Gifts $2.5 Million to Expand Ochsner Hospital for Children Congenital Heart Defect Program
Ochsner Health System

The Nathanson Family Foundation has generously gifted Ochsner Hospital for Children $2.5 million to support the expansion of its Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Program led by congenital cardiac surgeon Dr. Benjamin B. Peeler.

Released: 18-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
Do early therapies help very young children with or at high likelihood for autism?
Wiley

In an analysis of reviews published between 2009 and 2020 that assessed therapeutic or educational interventions for very young children with or at high likelihood for autism, researchers found that certain types of interventions—called naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions, developmental interventions, and behavioral interventions—can provide benefits, but there were significant limitations in the quality of the evidence and many differences in how studies were performed.

Released: 18-May-2022 2:35 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Appoints Bruce D. Gelb, MD, as Dean for Child Health Research
Mount Sinai Health System

Mount Sinai Health System has appointed Bruce D. Gelb, MD, as Dean for Child Health Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Released: 18-May-2022 1:05 PM EDT
Choline Makes Key Nutrient Available for Baby Development
Cornell University

The nutrient choline – shown to have long-term benefits for children whose mothers consume it during pregnancy – also helps the body more efficiently use an omega 3 fatty acid that is essential for fetal brain, cognition and vision development, a new study finds.

Released: 17-May-2022 4:35 PM EDT
COVID-19’s devastating toll: An rise in adolescent mental health crises and suicidality
Boston Children's Hospital

The past decade has seen a worrisome increase in mental health crises among adolescents. A new study led by Patricia Ibeziako, MD, associate chief of clinical services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services at Boston Children’s Hospital, shows that the situation worsened with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Released: 17-May-2022 1:45 PM EDT
Stress could make us more likable, and other Behavioral Science news tips
Newswise

Here are some of the latest articles added to the Behavioral Science channel on Newswise.

Released: 17-May-2022 11:25 AM EDT
Predictable Home Environment Protects Against Development of Heart Disease Risk Factors After Child Abuse
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Studies have demonstrated that exposure to physical and psychological abuse in childhood is associated with cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. A new study shows for the first time that well-organized households protect children who have experienced abuse from developing some precursors to heart disease.

Released: 17-May-2022 10:15 AM EDT
In New Age of Telemedicine, CHOP Researchers Identify Child Neurology Patients Who Still Require In-Person Visits
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Researchers found that while many child neurology visits can be effectively conducted through telemedicine, younger children and those with neuromuscular disorders are more likely to require in-person evaluation.

Newswise: Fostering Innovation in Congenital Interventional Cardiology
Released: 17-May-2022 8:05 AM EDT
Fostering Innovation in Congenital Interventional Cardiology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is evaluating several novel devices for congenital heart disease—and recently performed the world’s first implant of a novel stent for babies. Since joining Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in August as the Director of Congenital Interventional Catheterization, Darren Berman, MD, has been expanding the scope of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab to include many of the newest catheter-based treatments for children and young adults with congenital heart disease.


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