Children aged 4-6 who had better cardiorespiratory fitness than their peers performed better on cognitive tests and in other tests of brain function.
One child's behavioral traits drive another child's friendship experience over time. Children with mean friends report an increase in friendship negativity over time, while those with nice friends report a decline in negative relationship emotions.
Study describes an increase in cases of a rare Kawasaki-like disease in children infected by coronavirus. The condition causes blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen, leading to fever, rashes, red eyes, cracked lips, swollen glands, and redness on the extremities. The condition is believed to be an abnormal immune overreaction to COVID-19 infection.
Gastrointestinal symptoms, coupled with a fever or history of exposure to COVID-19, could indicate coronavirus infection in children.
Researchers report the number of children infected with COVID-19 is far more extensive than being reported. For every child that requires hospitalization and ICU care for coronavirus, there are 2,381 other children infected with the virus.
Researchers stress the importance of understanding how COVID-19 affects children to model the pandemic accurately, as well as limiting the disease spread and ensuring younger patients get the help they need.
Infectious disease experts report between 40% and 70% of adults could become infected with coronavirus during the outbreak. In a new interview, Dr. Lipsitch, head of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, discusses the risks and spread potential of COVID-19, and addresses how the infection could impact children's' health.
Upstream reciprocity, or generosity, can be seen in children as young as four years of age. At age three, 80% of children do not want to share, but at age four, 60% of children are happy to share with others.
Findings show suicidal thoughts can begin in children as young as nine years of age. Family conflict and parental monitoring are significant predictors of suicidal thoughts in children.
Reading to infants and young children is associated with stronger vocabulary skills at age three. The findings reveal parents who read to children with genetic predispositions to learning and attention disorders help improve their language acquisition skills.