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2020

Coronavirus Delivering a Big Economic Blow to Women

Coronavirus Delivering a Big Economic Blow to WomenTHURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Not only have women been more likely than men to lose their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, but they are also shouldering more child care responsibilities at home, new research shows. Overall, employment among women dropped 13 percentage points between March and early April -- from 59% to 46% -- while male employment dropped 10 percentage points -- from 64% to 54%. Women without a college degree were particularly affected, according to a new analysis of the University of Southern California (USC) Dornsife Center for Economic Research's (CESR) Understanding Coronavirus in America survey. These women experienced a 15 percentage-point drop in employment, from 51% in March to 36% in early April, while their male peers saw an 11...

Should You Send Your Kid to Summer Camp? Expert Offers...

24 June 2020
Should You Send Your Kid to Summer Camp? Expert Offers AdviceWEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Summer camps are an annual ritual for millions of children, but one expert offers advice on how to determine whether it's safe to send your kids to one during the coronavirus pandemic. First, your children need to understand the importance of regular hand-washing, according to Dr. Cynthia Roldan, medical director, from Carroll Hospital's pediatrics department, in Westminster, Md. "Hand-washing is the most important way to prevent infection," she said in a LifeBridge Health news release. "If it becomes a part of the child's regular life at home, it's going to be easier to get them to do it at camp." Second, consider whether your child or any member of your household has a preexisting condition, such as diabetes or asthma, that could put...

Practice Gun Safety for Your Kids' Sake, Especially...

20 June 2020
Practice Gun Safety for Your Kids` Sake, Especially During PandemicSATURDAY, June 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- With kids staying at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, it's vitally important to keep guns locked up, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics. "To keep children safe, you must lock guns in a safe or with gun locks, and store the ammunition in a separate, locked location," said Dr. Alison Tothy, a pediatric emergency medicine physician in Chicago. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that gun deaths are one of the top three causes of death among American children: 73 children are injured and 14 die from gun injuries each day. "It shouldn't be mysterious that gun injury is a leading cause of death among children, because children are curious and constantly exploring, and teenagers are well-known for having...

Asthma More Likely in Kids With Disabilities, Delays

19 June 2020
Asthma More Likely in Kids With Disabilities, DelaysFRIDAY, June 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children with developmental disabilities or delays have an increased risk of asthma, a new study finds. "This research has shown that it's not just clinicians or pediatricians that should be aware that children with disabilities and delays may also have other health problems. It's also schools, after-school programs and other community-wide programs," said study senior author Sarah Messiah. She's a professor of epidemiology, human genetics and environmental sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health in Dallas. "It's equally important to understand these children may not always be able to communicate their discomfort, especially when it comes to asthma," Messiah added in a university news release. For the study, the researchers analyzed...

Mom's Depression Can Lead to Behavior Problems in Kids

17 June 2020
Mom`s Depression Can Lead to Behavior Problems in KidsWEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with long-term depression have an increased risk of behavioral problems and poor development, researchers say. The new study included nearly 900 Australian mothers and 978 of their children. Levels of depression were examined in the mothers before, during and after pregnancy. The investigators also analyzed their children's development and behavior. One in five of the women experienced depression once, while 11% experienced it more than once. The length of a mother's depression had a greater impact on her child than when depression occurred, according to the researchers at the University of Queensland, Australia. "The longer a mother suffered maternal depression, the worse the outcomes for the child," study author...
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