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06 Jun

¿Cuánto tiempo duran los anticuerpos del COVID-19 después de la infección?

Los anticuerpos del COVID-19 duran hasta 500 días después de la infección, según los investigadores.

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05 Dec
For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

For Kids, Mental Trauma From Gun Injury Far Exceeds That of Car Crashes

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

29 Nov
As Kids' Obesity Rises, Brain Health Declines: Study

As Kids' Obesity Rises, Brain Health Declines: Study

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 co...

23 Nov
Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

Mental Health Care Shortage Could Play Role in U.S. Youth Suicides

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...

17 Nov
Time Spent in Day Care Won't Harm Child's Development

Time Spent in Day Care Won't Harm Child's Development

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...

28 Oct
No Sign That Anesthesia in Pregnancy Affects Child's Later Development

No Sign That Anesthesia in Pregnancy Affects Child's Later Development

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 anesthe...

26 Oct
Quieter ORs May Make for Happier Kids After Surgery

Quieter ORs May Make for Happier Kids After Surgery

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 Colu...

24 Oct
Video Games May Bring Cognitive Benefits to Kids: Study

Video Games May Bring Cognitive Benefits to Kids: Study

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 sc...

18 Oct
Early Elementary School Start Times May Not Harm Kids' Grades

Early Elementary School Start Times May Not Harm Kids' Grades

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 chi...

13 Oct
Children & the Truth: A 'Complicated' Relationship

Children & the Truth: A 'Complicated' Relationship

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' lev...

12 Oct
Screen Kids 8 and Older for Anxiety, Expert Panel Recommends

Screen Kids 8 and Older for Anxiety, Expert Panel Recommends

Children aged 8 and up should be screened for anxiety, the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) ...

11 Oct
Family Meals Together Ease Stress, Survey Confirms

Family Meals Together Ease Stress, Survey Confirms

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% ...

05 Oct
Severe Food Allergies Can Traumatize Kids, But New Program Helps Ease Fears

Severe Food Allergies Can Traumatize Kids, But New Program Helps Ease Fears

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 ...

03 Oct
Not All Kids With Autism Will Benefit From Therapy Dogs

Not All Kids With Autism Will Benefit From Therapy Dogs

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

11 Sep
Talking to Your Child About Weight, But Avoiding Stigma

Talking to Your Child About Weight, But Avoiding Stigma

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 ...

29 Aug
Leading U.S. Pediatricians' Group Issues Guidelines to Prevent Patient Abuse

Leading U.S. Pediatricians' Group Issues Guidelines to Prevent Patient Abuse

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 abu...

24 Aug
Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

Breakfast Might Be Good for a Child's Emotional Health, Too

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 conclu...

16 Aug
Premature Birth Tied to Higher Risk for ADHD

Premature Birth Tied to Higher Risk for ADHD

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 inattentio...

08 Aug
8/11 -- Race, Income Keeps Many Families From Letting Kids Play Sports

8/11 -- Race, Income Keeps Many Families From Letting Kids Play Sports

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 household...

05 Aug
Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

Mental Health Issues Can Plague Families of Kids With Type 1 Diabetes

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 bo...

03 Aug
Financial Struggles Can Be Tough on Families, And Tough to Explain to Kids

Financial Struggles Can Be Tough on Families, And Tough to Explain to Kids

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 conversat...

02 Aug
Eating Disorders Can Begin as Early as Age 9

Eating Disorders Can Begin as Early as Age 9

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 ...

02 Aug
Sports Help Kids Gain a Quality Key to Adult Success

Sports Help Kids Gain a Quality Key to Adult Success

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 kid...

20 Jul
Lonely Childhoods Make Adult Drinking Problems More Likely

Lonely Childhoods Make Adult Drinking Problems More Likely

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 ...

30 Jun
Study Spots Key Factor in Kids' Friendships

Study Spots Key Factor in Kids' Friendships

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 se...

02 Jun
Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too

Team Sports: Good for Kids' Minds, Too

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

02 Jun
Depression in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

Depression in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids

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 childr...

19 May
Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?

Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?

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 spen...

09 May
There's a Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

There's a Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Vegetables

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

04 May
Most Transgender Children Stick With Gender Identity 5 Years Later: Study

Most Transgender Children Stick With Gender Identity 5 Years Later: Study

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 "

24 Apr
As Pandemic Continues, Advice for Parents on How to Manage Anxiety in Kids

As Pandemic Continues, Advice for Parents on How to Manage Anxiety in Kids

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...

30 Mar
Nap at Preschool May Boost Tots' Learning

Nap at Preschool May Boost Tots' Learning

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.

29 Mar
Does Social Media Harm Kids? It Might Depend on Their Age

Does Social Media Harm Kids? It Might Depend on Their Age

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...

18 Mar
Brain Scans Give Clues to Binge Eating Disorder in Young Kids

Brain Scans Give Clues to Binge Eating Disorder in Young Kids

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 ...

15 Mar
Suicide Rate Is Spiking Upwards in Preadolescent Children

Suicide Rate Is Spiking Upwards in Preadolescent Children

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...

15 Mar
Early-Life Day Care Tied to Worsening Behavior in Kids

Early-Life Day Care Tied to Worsening Behavior in Kids

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 t...

14 Mar
Mental Health of America's Children Only Getting Worse

Mental Health of America's Children Only Getting Worse

A fresh review of recent government surveys suggests the well-being of 73 million American kids is under strain and seems to be getting worse.

The upshot:

11 Mar
Talking to Your Kids About the War in Ukraine

Talking to Your Kids About the War in Ukraine

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:

21 Feb
Poll Finds Most Parents Would Use CBD to Treat a Child - Is That Wise?

Poll Finds Most Parents Would Use CBD to Treat a Child - Is That Wise?

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, ...

02 Feb
Gruesome Warning Images on Soda Labels Could Cut Consumption

Gruesome Warning Images on Soda Labels Could Cut Consumption

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?

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29 Jan
Getting Your School-Age Child Into a Healthy Sleep Routine

Getting Your School-Age Child Into a Healthy Sleep Routine

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, bu...

25 Jan
Pandemic Especially Tough on Kids With ADHD

Pandemic Especially Tough on Kids With ADHD

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...

24 Jan
U.S. Teens Were Already in Mental Health Crisis Before Pandemic Hit

U.S. Teens Were Already in Mental Health Crisis Before Pandemic Hit

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 becau...

21 Jan
Many Marijuana Vendors Aim Advertising at Kids: Study

Many Marijuana Vendors Aim Advertising at Kids: Study

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 promot...

20 Jan
Visiting a 'Dental Fear' Clinic Can Help Improve a Child's Smile

Visiting a 'Dental Fear' Clinic Can Help Improve a Child's Smile

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 h...

04 Jan
Getting Your Child Their Vaccine?  Some Tips on Easing Needle Fears

Getting Your Child Their Vaccine?  Some Tips on Easing Needle Fears

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, dependin...

23 Dec
Parents Underestimate How Much Time Teens Spent Online During Pandemic

Parents Underestimate How Much Time Teens Spent Online During Pandemic

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' -...

13 Dec
Pandemic Brought Big Rise in New Cases of Anorexia

Pandemic Brought Big Rise in New Cases of Anorexia

A new study confirms yet another consequence of the pandemic for children and teenagers: Eating disorders, and hospitalizations for them, rose sharply in 2020.

The study of six hospitals across Canada found new diagnoses of anorexia nearly doubled during the first wave o...

08 Dec
Another Benefit to Asthma Control for Kids: Less Bullying

Another Benefit to Asthma Control for Kids: Less Bullying

Kids can be cruel, and bullies often zero in on kids they view as weak or different, including those with asthma.

One in 10 children with asthma say they have been bullied or teased as a result of their condition, but tight asthma control seems to keep bullying at bay, <...

01 Dec
Reading With Your Toddler? Books May Beat Screens

Reading With Your Toddler? Books May Beat Screens

Parents who want to read to their toddlers and give them a developmental boost ought to pick up a traditional paper book rather than an e-book on a tablet, a new study reports.

Toddlers are more likely to interact with their parents when they're sharing a paper children'...

29 Nov
Many Kids, Teens Think Girls Don't Care About Computer Science

Many Kids, Teens Think Girls Don't Care About Computer Science

The misconception that girls are less interested than boys in computer science and engineering begins at a young age in the United States.

And it's one reason for the gender gap in those career fields, according to a new study.

In surveys of more than 2,200 U.S. ch...

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