Child Development

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...

This common vaccine may be key to protecting children against COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its global spread, vaccine development is on everyone’s mind. Indiana University’s John Patton is no exception. Patton, associate professor of...

New evidence COVID-19 typically mild for kids

In a new study, researchers found new evidence that children infected with COVID-19 have less severe symptoms than adults with the coronavirus. The team analyzed...

New findings about the causes of childhood obesity

Childhood obesity is not just a public health concern in western countries; it is rising across the world, particularly in poor and low-income countries. In...

How to protect your kids from the COVID-19

With all the sobering news about the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease the virus causes, worried moms and dads can feel better about...

Kids only get mild COVID-19 symptoms, but their risk of transmission is high

In a new study, researchers found that children typically only show mild symptoms if infected, but they can shed the coronavirus long after symptoms...

Breast milk may help prevent sepsis in preemies

A component of breast milk may help protect premature babies from developing sepsis, a fast-moving, life-threatening condition triggered by infection. Researchers at Washington University School...

6 phrases to help your child’s emotional development

Emotional competence is an important life skill. Children with a high level of emotional competence, tend to have more friends, do better at school,...

COVID-19 and children: What parents should know

By now, we know Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. While the situation is swiftly evolving,...