Why Experts Are Urging Swifter Treatment for Children With Obesity

When did pediatric obesity become such a problem? For scientists, the alarms went off in the 1980s and 1990s. Before then, experts took comfort in data from the 1960s indicating…

Their Children Are Their Retirement Plans

“They have a bunch of expenses that don’t make sense to me, but if I say something about it, it’ll become my problem,” she said. “So I leave it up…

When young children test positive for Covid-19 and another respiratory virus, their illness is much more severe, a new study suggests

CNN  —  When Covid-19 patients younger than 5 also test positive for another respiratory virus, they tend to become sicker and develop more severe disease, a new study suggests. Among…

Global Push to Treat HIV Leaves Children Behind

The stories the mothers tell when they gather at the Awendo Health Centre in western Kenya are a catalog of small failures, missed opportunities and devastating consequences. What unites the…

Consumption of Marijuana Edibles Surges Among Children, Study Finds

The accidental consumption of marijuana edibles, such as brownies and gummies, among children under the age of 6 has surged in recent years as more states have legalized the recreational…

Mental health-related emergency department visits and revisits are on the rise among children, study finds

CNN  —  Emergency department visits and revisits in children’s hospitals that are related to mental health are “increasing rapidly,” a new study suggests. Between 2015 and 2020, mental health visits…

Parents Often Bring Children to Psychiatric E.R.s to Subdue Them, Study Finds

For emergency room doctors, they are a dispiriting and familiar sight: Children who return again and again in the grip of mental health crises, brought in by caregivers who are…

Military children grapple with parents being deployed over the holidays

CNN  —  Twenty-two-month-old Leo hits me playfully with his pillow. “Daddy pillow!” he says proudly. Daddy pillows – or mommy pillows, if it’s mom who’s deployed – are depictions of…

Bidens read to children at Children’s National Hospital ahead of Christmas weekend

CNN  —  President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden met with patients at Children’s National Hospital in Washington on Friday, carrying on a longstanding tradition during the holiday season.…

Homicides of Children Soared in the Pandemic’s First Year, CDC Reports

As the pandemic spread across the United States in 2020, the number of children who were killed rose precipitously, as did the number injured by firearms, scientists reported in two…