Measured doses: Corona-the quarantine has been reduced from 14 days to just a good week

The necessary quarantine time at the Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 is clearly shorter than previously thought, according to an Interview given by the Berlin virologist Christian Drosten of the news magazine “mirror”. Contacts of infected people would have to Drosten, therefore, “not more 14 days, but only a good week” in quarantine. The virologist will appoint for two reasons: the incubation time […]

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Kawasaki disease: Rise in coronavirus-linked disease in children is ‘tip of iceberg’

Kawasaki disease is a condition that mainly affects children under the age of five. Kawasaki disease causes the blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen, which can lead to complications in the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart (coronary arteries). If the condition goes untreated, it may prove fatal. READ MORE Coronavirus symptoms: Coronavirus-related illness found in children […]

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Children who have difficult relationships with their moms are clingy towards teachers

Children who experience “dependent” or clingy relationships with their preschool teachers tend to also have difficulties in their relationships with their mothers finds researchers at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The research, published in peer-reviewed academic research journal Attachment and Human Behavior, went even further to find that later in elementary school, these children were […]

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Coronavirus and Kawasaki disease in children: it’s an intriguing but unproven link

Doctors in the United Kingdom and other European countries have recently reported small but increasing numbers of critically ill children with features of both Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome. These are uncommon conditions affecting the blood vessels. England’s National Health Service (NHS) issued an alert to doctors as a result. These children presented with fever, severe abdominal pain and/or […]

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Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example

A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of vegetables, fruit and berries among 3–5-year-old children, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The study explored the association of the home food environment and parental influence with the consumption of vegetables among kindergarten-aged children. The findings were published in Food […]

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Children miss more school when their mothers experience high physical violence

A new study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal, led by Anna M. Scolese, Master of Public Health student at George Mason University, found that 23.3% of women who experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) reported their child’s school attendance was disrupted due to IPV. The study used baseline data from a sub-sample of 659 women in Mexico City who […]

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Why many children with autism have oral health problems

The World Health Organisation estimates that one in 160 children around the world has an autism spectrum disorder. Autism is a condition related to the development of the brain and is usually noticeable by the time a child is three years old. Statistics aren’t available for any African country, so researchers like me in South Africa are using international prevalence […]

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In some children with autism, ‘social’ and ‘visual’ neural circuits don’t quite connect

Among the first and most-documented symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a child’s aversion to interaction with others. Specifically, they appear uninterested in social activities and stimuli that would normally attract a young child’s attention, such as watching other children play, sing or dance. In a new study, published online December 17, 2019 in the journal eLife, researchers at […]

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