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Questions answered about COVID vaccines for babies, toddlers

For the last — and littlest — segment of the population yet to receive it, the COVID-19 vaccine is federally approved and available for...

Babies exposed to COVID in the womb have changes in brain development

Scientists from Spain found that babies born to mothers who suffered COVID-19 disease during pregnancy seem to exhibit differences in brain development at 6...

The lasting consequences of school shootings on the students who survive them

As the U.S. reels from another school shooting, much of the public discussion has centered on the lives lost: 19 children and two adults. Indeed,...

Medication cannot help kids with ADHD learn

For decades, most physicians, parents, and teachers have believed that stimulant medications help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) learn. But scientists from Florida...

Many eco-friendly products for children contain toxic PFAS chemicals

Scientists from Silent Spring Institute found many children's products, including those with green certifications, contain harmful PFAS chemicals that were not listed on the...

COVID-19 household transmission is high, and children play a big role

Scientists from the University of Ottawa found that SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) spreads extensively in households, with children being a significant source of that spread. Approximately 50%...

200,000 kids exposed to serious levels of parental gambling

Almost 200,000 Australian children are exposed to moderate or serious levels of risky gambling by a parent each year, according to a new study...

This everywhere chemical could increase children’s cancer risk

In a new study from the University of Vermont Cancer Center, researchers found that phthalates, commonly called the “everywhere chemical,” are linked to a...

Ray Dalio: How I educated my children

Children look to their parents for wisdom and guidance in their lives. It’s no surprise that we end up sharing our parents’ wise words...

Elementary school class rank could predict long-term life outcomes

Having a high class rank in third grade, independent of test scores and other measures of achievement, positively affects long-term life outcomes, according to...