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State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: Study

State Spending on Poverty Really Pays Off for Kids: StudyMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When states spend money on programs that reduce poverty, fewer children are abused and neglected, fewer end up in foster care and fewer die, a new study reveals.Researchers found that for every additional $1,000 that states spent on federal, state and local benefit programs per person living in poverty, there was a 4% reduction in substantiated child abuse, a 2% reduction in foster care placements and about an 8% reduction in fatalities. Many people would say this is reason enough to direct public spending in this way. Yet, there's also a fiscal advantage to doing so because investments in these programs may offset some of the long-term costs, according to the study. "Child abuse and neglect is a public health crisis and it needs a public...

Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their Newborns

18 October 2021
Pandemic Grief Can Come Between Mothers and Their NewbornsMONDAY, Oct. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Among the many negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may be damage to the bond between mothers and their infants, researchers say.Women who experienced grief and depression due to pandemic-related losses may find it more difficult to form this all-important emotional connection with their babies, according to a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston."Becoming a mother is a complex experience, and the postpartum period is a time when women may be at increased risk for mental health concerns," said study co-author Cindy Liu, of the hospital's pediatric newborn medicine and psychiatry departments. "Maternal emotional experiences linked to the pandemic may have an effect on the new and formative relationships being established...

RSV Is Common, Dangerous Infection: What Parents Need to...

17 October 2021
RSV Is Common, Dangerous Infection: What Parents Need to KnowSUNDAY, Oct. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Watch closely if your kids appear to have a common cold this fall or winter. It could instead be respiratory syncytial virus, known as RSV, and that makes it more likely to progress to a serious lower lung infection. RSV is back in force this year after a reprieve while many stayed home last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to experts at Penn State Health. "The symptoms are virtually synonymous with the common cold – runny nose, congestion, maybe a little cough – but RSV is associated with a much higher risk of progression from an upper respiratory cold to a lower lung infection," said Dr. Patrick Gavigan. He is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Penn State Health Children's Hospital, in Hershey, Penn. "This...

Be Your Teen's Best Partner as They Learn to Drive

16 October 2021
Be Your Teen`s Best Partner as They Learn to DriveSATURDAY, Oct. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of teen drivers can play a crucial role in making their children safe drivers, the Governors Highway Safety Association says.Millions of U.S. teens are learning to drive at an especially challenging time as risky and dangerous driving has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, the association noted. "Teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in a fatal crash due to inexperience and maturity," said Pam Shadel Fischer, a senior executive with the association. "Parents have spent the last 19 months focused on their children's health and safety during the pandemic. That attention to safety can easily extend to driving – and the best way to do that is for parents and teens to work together to ensure young...

Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll

15 October 2021
Two-Thirds of Parents of Kids Ages 5-11 Plan to Get Them Vaccinated Against COVID: Poll FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In some heartening news on the vaccine front, two-thirds of American parents of children ages 5 to 11 plan to get their youngsters vaccinated when COVID-19 shots are approved for that age group, a new survey shows."While we're encouraged to see that a majority of parents intend to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 once they are eligible, there is clearly more work to be done to help address parents' questions and ease concerns about the vaccines," said Beth Battaglino, CEO of HealthyWomen and an organizer of the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project, which conducted the survey."Reaching people where they are, listening and working with trusted community voices to help instill confidence in the vaccine development, and [the]...

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