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Kids' COVID More Dangerous When Co-Infected With RSV, Colds

Kids` COVID More Dangerous When Co-Infected With RSV, ColdsWEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- As colds, flu and COVID continue to circulate this winter, a new U.S. government study finds that young children infected with COVID plus a second virus tend to become sicker.While severe COVID is rare among children, kids can and do fall ill enough to end up in the hospital.During the pandemic's first two years, young U.S. children who were hospitalized with COVID tended to be more severely ill if they also tested positive for a second respiratory virus, according to the new study, by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Usually, those coinfections were with one of the many viruses that cause the common cold -- including rhinoviruses, enteroviruses and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).RSV, which can cause more serious lung...

Young Americans Still Want Same Number of Kids, Just Not...

17 January 2023
Young Americans Still Want Same Number of Kids, Just Not Right NowTUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When birth rates fall in the United States, experts try to figure out what’s happening.The fertility rate is at its lowest since the 1970s -- 1.71 per woman, according to a new study.But it's not that young people today don't want children, new research suggests. In fact, they want about as many as their parents had.Instead, young Americans may simply be having more difficulty achieving life goals in order to have kids, said study co-author Sarah Hayford, director of the Ohio State University Institute for Population Research."You see a lot of things of like, 'Oh, young people just aren't interested in having children' or 'young people have better things to do.' And we don't find that," Hayford said. "We find that young people are interested...

Elementary School Kids Get Healthier When Gardening Is...

16 January 2023
Elementary School Kids Get Healthier When Gardening Is on CurriculumMONDAY, Jan. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A Texas-based education initiative has found that enrolling children in poor communities in gardening and cooking classes may help boost their long-term health.Called “Texas Sprouts," the program covered one full academic year and exposed elementary school children in 16 low-income schools access to outdoor gardening instruction, nutrition information and cooking lessons. Parents were offered similar classes.The end result? Among the kids, there was a notable post-class drop in the risk for becoming pre-diabetic and diabetic, as measured by lower blood sugar levels, and lower "bad" cholesterol levels.“We know that diets high in added sugar, specifically sugar-sweetened beverages, are linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes in children,...

Gun Deaths to Kids Are Rising in Pandemic, U.S. Hospital...

16 January 2023
Gun Deaths to Kids Are Rising in Pandemic, U.S. Hospital Study ShowsMONDAY, Jan. 16, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- If a study conducted at one St. Louis hospital is a good indicator, the COVID pandemic is tied to a surge in childhood injuries and deaths due to firearms. Black children and those in low-income households were at greater risk, according to the University of Missouri-led study.“We found a significant increase in pediatric firearm injury rates during the pandemic compared to the five preceding years,” said lead study author Dr. Mary Bernardin. She is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, in Columbia, Mo. “The escalation in injuries was driven by a significant increase in firearm assaults and homicides, as well as increased frequency of innocent children injured as bystanders amidst...

Too Few Kids Are Getting Recommended Vaccines, CDC Warns

12 January 2023
Too Few Kids Are Getting Recommended Vaccines, CDC WarnsTHURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinations among kindergarteners declined for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of thousands of young children vulnerable to dangerous infectious diseases, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.About 93% of kindergarteners had their required vaccinations during the 2021-2022 school year, including the measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, polio and chickenpox vaccines, according to a new study published Jan. 13 in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.That’s down from 94% nationwide during the 2020-2021 school year and 95% for the 2019-2020 school year, the report found.“While this might not sound significant, it means nearly...
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