COVID-19 in Children: New Cases on the Rise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose for the third time in the last 4 weeks, reaching the highest point since mid-February, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.   Just over 73,000 cases were reported […]

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from […]

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from […]

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Fine Particle Pollution From Wildfires May Harm Kids More Than Other PM2.5

(Reuters Health) – Fine particles produced by western wildfires was associated with larger surges in child visits to the emergency department and urgent care than pollution from traditional sources, such as traffic and industry, a new study suggests. An analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data on particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM 2.5) and data on children’s emergency department and […]

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Child Vaccinations Likely Needed to Reach Herd Immunity

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United States probably won’t reach herd immunity until children are vaccinated, Anthony Fauci, MD, said. “We don’t really know what that magical point of herd immunity is, but we do know that if we get the overwhelming population vaccinated, we’re going to be in good […]

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Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter, where her 7-year-old daughter, Rachell, stirred a pitcher of lemonade. “Oh, my God, it smells so good!” Sierra, 39, said of the bounty she’d just picked up at a food pantry, pulling out a ready-made salad and a container of soup. Sierra unpacked the donated food and planned lunch for […]

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Inside Pregnant Hilary Duff’s 'Special' Baby Shower Ahead of 3rd Child

Baby bash! Pregnant Hilary Duff shared footage from her shower on Thursday, March 11. Hilary Duff’s Baby Bump Album Ahead of 3rd Child’s Arrival “My sweet sweet [Sharmeen Bhamani], I can’t thank you enough for planning the most special day,” the Younger star, 33, captioned an Instagram post. “I seriously wasn’t planning on a party like this for baby No. […]

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Pregnant Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reveal the Sex of Their 2nd Child

Pregnant Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, revealed one more surprising detail during their tell-all interview on CBS on Sunday, March 7 — the couple spilled the gender of their second child! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s 1st TV Interview Since Royal Exit: Everything We Learned “It’s a girl!” Harry announced as he joined her for the second part […]

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Child abuse surges in times of crisis—the pandemic may be different

While natural disasters and economic recessions traditionally unleash an uptick in child abuse, a new study suggests that cases may have declined in the first months of the pandemic, compared with the same timeframe in previous years. In the study, led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s Mercy Kansas City, researchers tracked the number of pediatric inpatients ages 5 […]

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