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Why do some children take more risks than others? – Neuroscience News

Summary: A parent’s wealth and social status can influence a child’s risky behaviors. Source: Boston University Some children are risk takers. Others tend to play it safe. Are these differences simply based on personality, or does children’s environment help shape their willingness to play? A new study by researchers at Boston University’s Social Development and …

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Increase in respiratory illnesses among children straining the capacity of some hospitals

Increase in respiratory illnesses among children straining the capacity of some hospitals

The increase in respiratory diseases in children, including rhinoviruses and enteroviruses, is pushing pediatric emergency services and health systems toward capacity in some parts of the country. Infectious disease experts say they are seeing a higher-than-expected rate of some pediatric infections other than COVID-19. There’s no single reason for the rise, but factors include the …

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Birth weight could help identify children at higher risk for psychological problems – Neuroscience News

Summary: A child’s birth weight could determine their risk of being diagnosed with a mental health disorder later in life. Researchers found that for every kilogram below average birth weight, the more likely a child was to have mental health problems during childhood and adolescence. Source: RCSI New research from the University of Medicine and …

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Favre's charity for needy children donated $60,000 to another gym

Favre’s charity for needy children donated $60,000 to another gym

Before Brett Favre allegedly embezzled $5 million from Mississippi welfare funds to build a new volleyball facility at Southern Miss — his alma mater and where his daughter played the sport — his nonprofit for “Disadvantaged Kids” helped fund a new volleyball facility at its top-performing high school, The Daily Beast has learned. His charity …

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CDC warns of enterovirus D68, the virus linked to paralysis in children

CDC warns of enterovirus D68, the virus linked to paralysis in children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns of an increase in paralysis-related respiratory illnesses in children. It’s called enterovirus D68, and the CDC says it’s currently on the rise in the United States. The CDC shared the news in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reportwhich points out that enterovirus D68 cases began to …

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Respiratory viruses resurface earlier than expected in children

Children are contracting viruses that cause respiratory illnesses earlier this year than usual. | Julie Jacobson/AP Photo A WORRYING PEAK OF RESPIRATORY VIRUSES IN CHILDREN – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday that there has been an increase this summer of three respiratory viruses – rhinovirus, enterovirus and the more serious …

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Do you have sick children?  Here's what you need to know about viruses landing children in hospital

Do you have sick children? Here’s what you need to know about viruses landing children in hospital

Children’s hospitals in Louisiana reported an increase in admissions ahead of the usual winter surge this year. And while COVID-19 is still around, SARS-CoV-2 isn’t fueling most admissions and emergency room visits, according to data from Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Here are the viruses that pediatricians see appearing most frequently: Rhinoviruses and Enteroviruses These viruses …

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Young children avoid a learning trap that often traps adults

Children have a secret power that helps them avoid a “learning trap” that adults can sometimes fall into: children simply can’t focus their attention. A new study has used eye-tracking technology to show that children’s attention wandered over a computer screen as they tried to complete a task – even when adults quickly realized they …

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COVID-19 linked to substantial increase in type 1 diabetes in children – up to 72%

According to a new study, children with COVID-19 are at a significantly higher risk of developing type 1 diabetes. According to a new research study that analyzed the electronic health records of more than one million patients aged 18 and under, children infected with COVID-19[feminine] First identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China, coronavirus disease 2019 …

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Hospital admissions rise as multiple respiratory viruses circulate among children: 'We have a full house'

Hospital admissions rise as multiple respiratory viruses circulate among children: ‘We have a full house’

Children’s hospitals in Louisiana are dealing with increased admissions and emergency room visits due to a handful of respiratory viruses. While it’s not unusual to see viruses increase as the weather gets colder, it’s rare to be dealing with so many at once, leading to hospitals overflowing with sick children. “We have a full house,” …

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