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With Pandemic-Related Stress, Abuse Against Kids Can Surge

With Pandemic-Related Stress, Abuse Against Kids Can SurgeMONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Stress from social distancing and isolation to stop the spread of COVID-19 can lead to increased family violence at home, Tulane University experts say. These changes in routine can upset kids, who may lash out and test limits. Stress from bad behavior, along with financial and other concerns can result in angry outbursts -- even verbal and physical abuse, said Dr. Charles Zeanah Jr., chair of psychiatry, and Dr. Myo Thwin Myint, an assistant professor of psychiatry. They offered their insights in a perspective piece published in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics. Here's their advice for parents who feel overwhelmed: Recognize that stress, anger, worry and irritability are to be expected under the uncertainty the pandemic has...

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water. Here's How

5 July 2020
Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water. Here`s HowSUNDAY, July 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Trips to the beach or a pool add to summer's fun, but parents need to ensure that children are safe in and around the water. Masks and social distancing are a must this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. And kids must be supervised even if they're able to swim, experts at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles said. Two-thirds of drowning deaths occur in the summer -- between May and August -- and most occur on the weekends. The hospital offered parents the following swimming safety guidelines: Pay attention. Give kids your undivided attention when they're in or around the water. Small children can drown in as little as one inch of water. Take turns supervising. When there are several adults present and children are swimming, designate...

Multiple Surgeries for Cleft Lip, Palate Won't Cause...

3 July 2020
Multiple Surgeries for Cleft Lip, Palate Won`t Cause Major Psychological DamageFRIDAY, July 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Having multiple surgeries for cleft lip and palate doesn't appear to have a major impact on children's mental health, a new study shows. But there may be one three-year period that ups the odds for anxiety and depression, researchers say. The study included 55 teens with cleft lip and palate (CLP), a birth defect where the lip or palate doesn't form properly and has an opening in it. The participants had multiple reconstructive surgeries to improve appearance, eating, hearing and speech. On average, they each had six procedures by age 14. They, and a comparison group of teens without the birth defect, underwent standard assessments of anger, anxiety and depression. There were no major differences between the two groups. Among those with CLP,...

2 in 3 Parents Would Send Kids to School in Fall: Survey

30 June 2020
2 in 3 Parents Would Send Kids to School in Fall: SurveyTUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- About two-thirds of U.S. parents say they'll send their kids to school again this fall, and most also support COVID-19 testing and social distancing policies for schoolchildren, a new survey finds. Among parents, only about 12% said they would not send at least one of their kids to school, while 21% were still uncertain about their decision. Many are waiting to hear more about their schools' plans. Many parents said they had no choice but to send their children to school because they had to work. For many families, a surge in COVID-19 cases would make them reconsider sending children to school, the survey found. Most did support measures to safeguard kids against the new coronavirus. Those measures could include fewer children on buses,...

Shorter Storage of Frozen Embryos Tied to Pregnancy Success: Study

26 June 2020
Shorter Storage of Frozen Embryos Tied to Pregnancy Success: StudyFRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Vitrification is a safe way to freeze and store embryos during fertility treatment, but the longer embryos are stored, the less likely women are to get pregnant and have a live birth, a new study from China suggests. In vitrification, embryos are briefly placed in a dehydrating solution, then fast-frozen to prevent damaging ice crystals from forming. Some experts feared the process could be unsafe for the embryo, leading to complications, including preterm birth, low or high birth weight and birth defects. For this study, researchers in Shanghai analyzed data from nearly 24,700 women who had vitrified embryos transferred for the first time between January 2011 and December 2017. Group one had embryos stored for up to three months; group two...

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