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Los anticuerpos del COVID-19 duran hasta 500 días después de la infección, según los investigadores.
For depressed or anxious children, taking melatonin may afford a good night's sleep and, as a result, lower the odds they will harm themselves, new research suggests.
The risk of self-harm increased before melatonin was prescribed and decreased by about half after kids started taking the supplement,
Kids and teens are struggling with their mental health in America, and one new report suggests the overinvolvement of parents may be partly to blame.
Kids don't get to roam any more. They've lost time for free play and risk-taking amid parents' fears about the dangers of the world, said report co-author David Bjorklund<...
MONDAY, March 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) – For some children, it can be hard when mom or dad leave them at daycare, school or even just with the other parent.
It’s normal for small children to feel some separation anxiety.
But it can be more concerning when a child doesn’t outgrow these feelings or feels them very intensely. Th...
An antidote to teenage depression might be found in school gymnasiums and on sports fields, a major new review argues.
Supervised exercise programs are associated with significant reductions in symptoms of depression among children and teenagers, according to the analysis of data from 21 studies involving more than 2,400 kids.
“This is the first time that we've been able to put en...
Firearm injuries traumatize children, saddling them with mental health issues that include stress disorders and drug or alcohol use, according to a new study.
In all, 35% of kids injured by firearms receive a new mental health diagnosis in the following year, the
Kids who are overweight or obese often struggle with school work, and now new research provides clues on how excess weight may harm the developing brain.
“The main takeaway is to raise awareness about brain health consequences of obesity besides physical health consequences, especially since obesity rates are very high and continue to rise,” said study author
The kids aren't alright.
Up to 1 in 5 children in the United States has a mental health condition, but only about half of those who need mental health care are now receiving it. What's more, suicide is the second leading cause of death among U.S. kids and teens, and youth suicide rates have been rising over the last decade.
Now, about one year after the U.S. Surgeon General cit...
Millions of parents drop their toddlers off at day care centers so they can go to work, but some are racked with guilt about it.
One of their main concerns? Time spent in group day care could encourage their toddler to start acting out.
Now, a large, new study suggests that parents can breathe a sigh of relief: Kids who spend long hours in day care centers aren't any more likel...
Moms who have had emergency surgery during pregnancy can rest assured that exposure to anesthesia is not linked to developmental issues in their children, a new study reveals.
While surgery and anesthesia are typically avoided during pregnancy, up to 1% of pregnant women may require it for unexpected health
The key to better child behavior after surgery may be a more peaceful operating room.
“The period before, during and after surgery is a particularly unpredictable time for parents,” explained Nguyen Tram, a research scientist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
"By implementing some small measures in the OR, we found we were able to markedly improve some of thi...
School-age kids who spend hours a day playing video games may outperform their peers on certain tests of mental agility, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that compared with children who never played video games, those who regularly spent hours gaming had higher scores on two standard cognitive tests: one measuring short-term memory and another gauging impulse control.
While later school start times can benefit middle and high school students, elementary school kids do just fine with an earlier wake-up call, according to new research.
An earlier bell in elementary school may mean less sleep, but it doesn't affect learning for those children, according to research in a pair of studies published Oct. 13 in the journal Educational Evaluation and Policy...
While kids are told not to lie, they also get mixed messages about being honest in different situations.
In a new study, researchers looked at how adults reacted to kids' levels of honesty in various situations, from telling bold truths to telling subtle lies.
Among the key findings: Kid...
Children aged 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended on Tuesday. Kids aged 12 and up should also be screened for
Experts have long suggested that family dinners serve up many health benefits.
Now, a new survey from the American Heart Association backs that up: An overwhelming 91% of parents said their family is less stressed when they break bread with each other.
“Sharing meals with others...
For a young child with life-threatening food allergies "the world looks like a minefield," a New Jersey mother says.
It's a stress-filled landscape that financial adviser Amy Leis knows all too well. Her daughter Zoe was just a few months old when she suffered her first serious reaction to food, a potentially deadly event known as
For many kids with autism, Rhett, a black Labrador retriever, has been a calming and comforting influence in his seven years as a therapy dog.
But parents shouldn't assume that a service pooch is the solution for every child on the autism spectrum, a new study...
Helping a child deal with a weight issue, while avoiding negativity about their body image, can be challenging, one expert says.
Yet, obesity affects 20% of American children, causing harm to physical and mental health.
Dr. Marsha Novick, medical director of the Healthy Weight Program for Children and Tee...
Recent years have seen several high-profile cases of doctors sexually abusing young patients. Now the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is issuing new recommendations aimed at prevention.
Medical visits are usually a safe place for children and teenagers, but when abuse does happen, it is an egregious violation.
One reason, the AAP says, is because parents and kids trust that hea...
What your kids eat for breakfast and where they eat it could matter for their social and emotional health.
That's the upshot of a new nationwide study from Spain that concluded that eating breakfast away from home was almost as detrimental as skipping the meal altogether. Researchers said thi...
Children born a little early -- before 39 weeks of pregnancy -- are more likely to have symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research suggests.
While birth before 37 weeks' gestation has known links to hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention, this study inve...
American kids who are poor or members of ethnic minority groups are missing out on the youth sports that have long been touted for building strong bodies and strong character, a new study reports.
It found that youngsters who are poor, or from Black or Hispanic households are less likely to take part in organized sports than their white peers.
Across the U.S., 54% of 6- to 17-year-o...
Kids with type 1 diabetes and their closest relatives are more likely to experience mental health issues than people without the disease, Swedish researchers report.
“Many clinicians assume intuitively that diabetes in a child negatively affects the mental health of both the patient and the family members,” said study co-author Agnieszka Butwicka, an assistant professor at the Karolin...
Financial pressures may have made this a year when some families can't afford pricy extras, such as after-school activities or summer camp.
It's OK to explain this to your kids, said an expert from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, who offered tips for the conversation, as well as low-cost alternatives for budget-friendly summer fun.
“It's important to give an optimistic but ...
More young children may struggle with eating disorders than previously thought, a new study reveals.
Data on nearly 12,000 U.S. children between the ages of 9 and 10 that was collected as part of a federally funded study found that 5% had engaged in
A quality called “grit” can help a person achieve their long-term goals, some experts say.
And playing sports as a kid -- or even as an adult -- can help a person gain that passion and perseverance, according to new research that found adults who played sports as kids scored higher on a measurement of grit than adults who never played or said they quit.
Having friends in childhood may help keep you clean and sober as a young adult, new research suggests.
Researchers from Arizona State University (ASU) interviewed more than 300 college students who participated in assessments that focused on childhood loneliness, stress levels and drinking behaviors. The results determined there was a link between feelings of loneliness in their pre-adole...
While kids in a classroom are likely to be familiar with all their classmates after a short time, the children they are assigned to sit near are likely to become their closer friends, a new study suggests.
Researchers from Florida Atlantic University found that after seat assignments changed, students were more likely to become friends with newly near-seated classmates, than with those w...
Kids who play team sports may win some mental health benefits, but the same may not hold true for those in solo sports, a large, new study suggests.
A number of previous studies have linked team sports to better mental well-being for children and teenagers, and the new...
Children whose mothers had rising levels of depression during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of behavioral problems, researchers say.
"Our findings suggest that increases in mother's symptoms of depression from preconception to postpartum contribute to children's lower attention and behavioral control, which can raise the risk of problems across the life span," said study lead...
Folks often believe that video games rot a kid's mind, but a new study argues the opposite could be true.
Children actually might get a brain boost from playing hour after hour of video games, researchers report.
American kids between 9 and 10 years of age who spent more time playing video games experienced a significant increase in their intelligence scores when retested two years ...
Do you have a child who refuses to eat anything green? Rewarding them for trying new vegetables may make them more willing to eat them, a new study claims.
"It's important to start eating vegetables from a young age," said lead rese...
Kids who feel their true gender identity doesn't match the sex they were given at birth are sometimes given the chance to adopt the lifestyle and characteristics of the opposite gender, in a process known as "social transitioning."
It involves no treatments or su...
Anxiety over the COVID-19 pandemic is common among young children, and parents may wonder how to quell those concerns.
An expert from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has some advice.
"Parents should have a clear idea of what their thoughts are about the virus and get on the same page as their partner," said Laurel Williams, a professor in the department of psychiatry and behav...
Many parents of preschoolers insist that naps are essential to recharge their little ones during the day and improve their mood.
Turns out that daytime shut-eye may also boost early literacy skills.
New research by scholars in Australia and England suggests that naps help preschoolers map...
Your child's risk of harm from social media is higher at certain ages and it's different for girls and boys, researchers report.
To figure out how social media use affected "life satisfaction" among 10- to 21-year-olds, the investigators analyzed long-term data on 17,400 young people in the United Kingdom.
Children who binge eat may be hardwired to do so: New research reveals they have abnormalities in regions of the brain associated with reward and inhibition.
People with binge eating disorder have frequent episodes of eating large amounts of food and struggle to control the behavior. Those w...
In the past two decades, a growing number of preteens have taken medicines or other chemicals as a way to end their lives, new research warns.
The mental health of children has become a big talking point in light of the pandemic, but the study data showed the problem has been percolating for years: There has been a 4.5-fold increase in suicidal ingestion cases among children between the a...
The more time kids spend in day care, the greater their risk for problem behaviors in primary school, according to a Swiss study.
But, parents can take heart: The study also found that such problems generally disappear by the end of primary school.
"It's possible that external childcare may lessen the strength of child-parent attachment and interaction," said first author Margit Ave...
If Russia's invasion of Ukraine has left your children confused and frightened, there are several ways to help them feel more secure, a psychologist says.
First and foremost: Talk to your kids, and be honest, said Christopher Lynch, director of Pediatric Behavioral Medicine for Gor...
Cannabidiol (CBD) products are wildly popular among older adults for treating chronic pain and anxiety, and a new poll suggests that nearly three-quarters of U.S. parents think CBD might also be a good option for their kids when other meds don't work.
On the other hand, more than that - 83% - think
Images of fat-laden, diseased hearts and blackened, rotting feet might be the last thing you expect to see on the label of a can of soda that your child desperately wants, but would such drastic health warnings about the long-term dangers of sugar stop you from buying it?
Yes, suggests new research that finds parents were 17 percentage points less likely to buy sugary beverages if confron...
Most parents have dealt with having to hurry a sleepy child out the door on a school morning, but experts say taking the time to establish good sleep routines for your kids is worth the effort.
Amid the pandemic, there can be a great deal of uncertainty around school, but a set sleep regimen can help ease youngsters'
Living through the pandemic has not been easy for kids, but it has really thrown off children who have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research warns.
Though they were not more likely to catch COVID-19, they were more likely to experience symptoms if they were infected. But the damage did not stop there: These children were also more likely to have trouble sleeping, f...
MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay Now) -- Alaina Stanisci has grappled with an eating disorder since she was 10, and the disruptions of the pandemic only made things worse for the high school senior.
"I actually experienced a relapse at the beginning of the pandemic because of this lack of structure," Stanisci, 18, of Mountain Lakes, N.J., said during a HealthDay Now interview. "D...
Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports.
Despite state laws restricting such marketing, researchers found marijuana retailers on social media promoting their wares with posts that:
If the sound of a dental drill sends shivers up your spine, you're likely in good company: Finnish researchers say that one of every two adults fear the dentist at least a little, while one in 10 are very afraid.
But the researchers added that a local dentistry program has found a novel way to turn screams into smiles, by exposing patients as young as 2 to a series of desensitizing exams ...
If your child gets upset when it's time to get a shot, you know how challenging that experience is -- for both of you.
Yet, vaccines are an essential fact of life, especially in the age of COVID-19. Children aged 5 and up are advised to get the COVID vaccine or, depending on their age, a COVID booster. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved Pfizer
Parents, think you have a good handle on how much time your teens are spending on social media?
Don't bet on it. New research suggests your best guesstimate is likely way off.
Parents significantly underestimated their teens' social media use -- especially girls' -- during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the study showed.
"Although most parents and their teens spent ...