Tag: kids

Risk Behavior Screenings for Youth Infrequent in Hospital Settings

(Reuters Health) – Youth risk behavior screening rates are low in hospital, emergency department, and urgent care settings, a scoping review suggests. Researchers examined data from 46 studies that focused on risk behavior screening rates and intervention tools for assessing and treating youth aged 10 to 25 years. Most of the studies looked at emergency

Does coffee really stunt kids’ growth?

One reason coffee isn’t usually given to kids may be the widely held belief that the caffeinated beverage can stunt children’s growth. But is there any truth to this idea? The answer is a resounding “no”: There’s no evidence that coffee or caffeine stunts childhood growth and development.  Instead, a person’s height is largely governed

Child Vaccinations Likely Needed to Reach Herd Immunity

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The United States probably won’t reach herd immunity until children are vaccinated, Anthony Fauci, MD, said. “We don’t really know what that magical point of herd immunity is, but we do know that if we get the overwhelming population vaccinated, we’re

Jennifer Garner's Best Motherhood Moments While Raising 3 Kids

Her favorite role! Jennifer Garner loves life with her and her ex-husband Ben Affleck’s three kids. The former couple tied the knot in June 2005 and started growing their family that same year.  Violet arrived in December 2005, followed by Seraphina and Samuel, in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Following the exes’ 2015 split, Garner and Affleck have

NIH Launches New Research on COVID-19 in Children

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The National Institutes of Health has launched a new research initiative to better understand how COVID-19 affects children, particularly those with long-term effects of coronavirus infection. The CARING for Children with COVID program will study why some children face greater risks

Famous Fathers Who Had Kids Late in Life

For the rich and famous, it’s never too late for a new bundle of joy. Take rocker Mick Jagger, who at 73 years old welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Melanie Hamrick in December 2016. It’s the first child for the 30-year-old ballerina, but the eighth for the Rolling Stones frontman. We rounded up some

Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that changes in the food environment around low-income and high-ethnic/racial minority populations over time impact childhood obesity. Increased availability of small grocery stores selling a selection of healthy items in close proximity to children’s homes improves their weight status over time,

Too Many Kids Still Get Antipsychotics They Don’t Need

SUNDAY, Nov. 15, 2020 — Prescriptions of antipsychotic medications for young children are declining, a new study finds. However, doctors are continuing to prescribe the drugs “off-label” for kids with conditions like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression and conduct disorders, the research found. The medications don’t have the safety and effectiveness data needed,

For Kids Who Hit Puberty Early, Risk of Self-Harm Rises

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2020 — Kids who reach puberty earlier than other kids are at an increased risk of harming themselves as teens, British researchers report. “Our study is the first to investigate the relationship between the timing of puberty and self-harm using an objective measure of pubertal timing in boys,” said lead author Elystan