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Second wave of kids with MIS-C had more severe illness than first wave

When comparing the first and second wave of patients diagnosed with multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), the second wave patients had more severe illness, according to a new prospective cohort study of 106 patients at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. The results, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, show that despite increased […]

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Kids’ COVID-19 vaccines are available. So why are parents’ concerns still so high?

The conventional wisdom among pandemic researchers was that vaccine-hesitant parents would come around once federal authorities green-lit COVID-19 shots for children. But, as a new study shows, that hasn’t happened. Parents actually have even more concerns about vaccines, catching researchers by surprise. Parents registered high levels of worry across the board, with more than half […]

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Youngest kids least willing to get COVID-19 jab

In a large school-based survey of students from 9 to 18 years old (Years 5 to 13), researchers from the University of Oxford, UCL and the University of Cambridge have discovered that the younger you are, the less likely you are to want a COVID-19 vaccination. Writing in EClinicalMedicine, the authors present the results of […]

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Marching band kids at risk from heat illness, case study shows

This time of year, you hear a lot about heat-related illnesses in athletes. Thousands of student-athletes are sidelined by heat illnesses each year, and some don’t recover. But while guidelines exist to help coaches and trainers keep their students safe, there’s another group on the field that’s still at risk: Students in marching bands. “You […]

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Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat

When Lesley Solomon’s son was 10 years old, he was standing in an unlucky spot on the playground when a schoolmate kicked over a cup of hot chocolate, sending droplets flying into the air. For the young boy with a severe milk allergy, the hot liquid splattering was less of a hazard for him than […]

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Czechs partially ease lockdown; kids to return to school

The Czech government on Tuesday approved the first easing of its tight lockdown in one of the European Union’s hardest-hit countries, allowing at least some children to return to school. “It’s not a full relaxation,” Health Minister Jan Blatny said. “The situation hasn’t been ideal yet.” Starting Monday, people in the Czech Republic will be […]

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Study predicts which kids hospitalized with RSV likely to worsen

Children hospitalized with breathing problems due to a common viral lung infection are likely to get sicker and remain hospitalized if they have high levels of defective copies of the virus, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings, published April 1 in Nature Microbiology, […]

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Jennifer Garner's Best Motherhood Moments While Raising 3 Kids

Her favorite role! Jennifer Garner loves life with her and her ex-husband Ben Affleck’s three kids. The former couple tied the knot in June 2005 and started growing their family that same year.  Violet arrived in December 2005, followed by Seraphina and Samuel, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Following the exes’ 2015 split, Garner and Affleck have […]

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What Childhood Vaccine Rates Can Teach Us About COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Polls show Americans are increasingly interested in getting vaccinated against COVID-19, but such surveys are largely national, leaving a big question: When the vaccines become available to the general public, will enough people get it in your county, city or neighborhood […]