Researchers at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands say that airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is possible and should not be discounted. The team’s data showed that sneezing is associated with the most significant probability of aerosol exposure, followed by coughing, speaking, and breathing.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 6 2020 A 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 54 children in the United States is identified each year with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While children can be diagnosed with ASD as early as 2 years old, most children are still being diagnosed after
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 1 2020 Specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescents, a new study has found. A team at the University of Birmingham’s School of Psychology studied questionnaire data from the Children of the 90s, a UK-based longitudinal study which recruited pregnant
There’s considerable controversy over whether “COVID toes”—red sores or lesions on the feet and hands in children and young adults—are truly caused by COVID-19. A new study published in the British Journal of Dermatology provides evidence in support of the link. In most cases, affected individuals test negative with traditional COVID-19 tests involving throat swabs
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 2 2020 Use marijuana while pregnant, and your child is more likely to suffer sleep problems as much as a decade later, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study of nearly 12,000 youth. Published in Sleep Health: The Journal of The National Sleep Foundation, the paper is the
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 3 2020 Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have isolated human monoclonal antibodies that potentially can prevent a rare but devastating polio-like illness in children linked to a respiratory viral infection. The illness, called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), causes sudden weakness in the