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Wives bore the brunt of child care during the shutdown

Traditional gendered patterns of child care persisted during the COVID-19 shutdown, with more than a third of couples relying on women to provide most or all of it, according to a study from University of Georgia researcher Kristen Shockley. Some previous research has found that typical familial patterns may get upended during crises, but that’s […]

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Antibiotic Therapy Before Age 2 May Affect Child Health

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 — Exposure to antibiotics in the first two years of life is associated with an increased risk for several health conditions during childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Zaira Aversa, M.D., Ph.D., from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and colleagues conducted a […]

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AAP Reports Biggest One-Week Jump in Child COVID-19 Cases

THURSDAY, Nov. 5, 2020 — The highest one-week increase in child COVID-19 cases was seen for the week ending Oct. 29, 2020, according to a report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). A report from the AAP and Children’s Hospital Association summarized data on COVID-19 cases in children from state-level reports available on […]

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Child neglect linked to teen pregnancy

Children who experience neglect are seven times more likely than other abuse victims to have a teen pregnancy say University of Queensland researchers. A study of the long-term impact of child abuse and neglect found that neglect was one of the most severe types of maltreatment when compared to emotional, sexual and physical abuse. UQ […]

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Short video may lower parent interest in antibiotics for child

(HealthDay)—A 90-second animated video can reduce parents’ interest in receiving antibiotics for their child’s respiratory infection, according to a study published online June 15 in The Journal of Pediatrics. Kathy Goggin, Ph.D., from Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri, and colleagues assessed the impact of a 90-second animated video on parents’ interest […]