A surprising new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* finds that following mild coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), children are significantly more likely to remain seronegative than adults, irrespective of the viral load or symptom severity. This finding has implications for the serological diagnosis of COVID-19 in children, as well as for their immunity following
This school year many college students across the country will return to in-person classes for the first time in nearly a year and a half. The 2019-2020 school year started like any other. Across the country, parents dropped their freshman students off with dreams of a four-year college experience filled with learning, friends, and fun.
Need a bestie? How about three? Alex, Nico and Ellis each come with stylish threads and a cute coordinated companion. The easy-remove outfits promote motor development and nurturing skills, and the cool fashion can’t hurt when it comes to fine-tuning kids’ own style. Plus, the dolls are 100 percent washer- and dryer-safe. Manhattan Toy Playdate
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Children have abundant energy. They cannot sit steady and want to keep exploring every little thing around them. Hence, it is vital for parents to channel this energy in the right direction. Playing action and movement songs is one option that you may try to keep them busy and entertained.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The beauty and soulfulness of classical music is unparalleled. Be it Mozart, Bach, or Beethoven, listening to classical music can evoke feelings of tranquillity, and unbridled joy. Introducing your babies to classical music may offer several benefits. Apart from uplifting the mood of your child, it can also positively influence
“You know,” I said to my husband this summer as we sat on a friend’s dock, stealing some much-needed time away together. “If I don’t make it—” “Hold on,” he tried to interrupt. “No, Mark, please, just let me say this. If I end up not making it, and you eventually move on—which I’m OK
Like most other kids with covid, Dante and Michael DeMaino seemed to have no serious symptoms. Infected in mid-February, both lost their senses of taste and smell. Dante, 9, had a low-grade fever for a day or so. Michael, 13, had a “tickle in his throat,” said their mother, Michele DeMaino, of Danvers, Massachusetts. At
When Shakespeare called sleep “nature’s soft nurse,” he was definitely onto something. Centuries later researchers have found that inadequate sleep in children affects their emotional functioning in ways that may predict longer-term social problems. A new study, published in Affective Science by University of Houston professor of psychology Candice Alfano, examined whether changes in children’s
For those celebrating Halloween this year, these spooky face coverings keep with the spirit of the season without compromising safety. Halloween trick or treating should be a go this year, but when lots of kids are out and about it’s still wise for your child to wear a mask. Whether you take your mini monsters for
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE From a newborn, your child is now a toddler! Time flies by, doesn’t it? Your toddler is growing quickly and is developing their own personality, opinions, likes, and dislikes. They are also increasingly becoming more aware of their surroundings. To allow ample space and opportunity for their growth and development,
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), commonly known as brittle bone disease, is a hereditary connective tissue disease characterized by fragile bones that are highly prone to breaking. The symptoms, physical findings, and severity related to this disease can vary from one child to another, depending on the type of the disease. It
With Halloween fast approaching, I realized I’m more than a little behind on the kids’ costume prep. I’m terrible at Halloween. This is supposed to be the fun part, right? Spooky decorations, cool costumes, and candy overload. How could any parent fail at Halloween? I always start out with the best of intentions. This year,
Christopher Manzo, a boy with curly brown hair and bright-blue-and-yellow glasses, has lived a third of his five years at home because of the pandemic. And he is more than ready for kindergarten. Hand in hand with his mother, Martha Manzo, he walks into the Blind Children’s Center, a low-rise building nestled among apartment complexes
Oxygen-deprived newborns who undergo cooling therapy to protect their brains are at an elevated risk of seizures and brain damage during the rewarming period, which could be a precursor of disability or death, a new study by a team of researchers led by a UT Southwestern pediatrician suggests. The finding, published online in JAMA Neurology,
What is motherhood? It is the hardest job on God’s green earth. That is exactly what it is. It is a job that will shake mountains and ignite fires. It is true that there is nothing bigger or stronger than a mother’s love for her children. She builds this strength and love, brick by brick
Mammograms can spot cancer two to three years before physical symptoms develop, but screening guidelines vary between provinces. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Courtesy of Ali Harrison of Light + Paper In 2018, 47-year-old Adriana Ermter found a lump in her armpit. Her doctor referred her for a mammogram, but the clinic said