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Scientists capture the earliest humor in children

Young children’s ability to laugh and make jokes has been mapped by age for the first time using data from a new study involving...

Half of young children in U.S. harmed by lead contamination

In a new study from Quest Diagnostics Inc and elsewhere, researchers found about 50% of young children who were tested for lead had strong...

Covid-19 pandemic results in 40,000 children losing a parent

In a new study from Stony Brook University, researchers found that around 40,000 children (est. between 37,000 and 43,000) had lost a parent due...

A year of COVID-19 lockdown is putting kids at risk of allergies, asthma and...

 “Eat dirt!” is a phrase I remember well. It was in the title of an article published by Harvard University environmental health professor, Dr. Scott...

Children may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 too. Here’s what we need to...

An ideal COVID-19 vaccine would not only protect people from becoming ill, it would also stop the virus spreading through the population. The best way...

Scientists find a cause of impaired social functions in autism

In a new study, researchers have discovered a new connection between a genetic alteration and social difficulties related to autism: A mutation in the...

Healthy eating habits in childhood may lower risk of adult obesity and heart disease

In a new statement, researchers say that how children are fed may be just as important as what they are fed. The statement is the...

Coronavirus linked to rare inflammatory disease in children – here’s what we know

The UK Paediatric Intensive Care Society sent out an alert on April 27 about an increase in cases of severe COVID-19-related illness in children. Since...

COVID-19 may strike more children than expected

In a new study, researchers found that the number of children infected with the coronavirus may be far more extensive than what is currently...

COVID-19 testing: What parents need to know

Who should be tested for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19? And what do the different types of tests actually measure? Attending Physician Jeffrey Bender, MD, a pediatric infectious...