Tag Archives: children

Mission Children’s Hospital Partnership with Mountain Child Advocacy Center Enhances Care for Babies and Children Who Are Victims of Neglect and Abuse

By Carolyn Comeau The safety and quality of life of Buncombe County’s babies and children are dependent on the adults around them. But sadly, over 4,000 children in Buncombe County alone experience neglect and physical or sexual abuse annually. – 1 in 5 children will experience abuse or neglect.– 50 percent of abuse victims are… Read More »

Scotland Bans Smacking of Children Under 16, Becomes First UK Nation to Give Same Protection From Assault as Adults

Scotland has banned parents from smacking their children by law. The practice which was earlier banned in the country has now become a law. With the development, the country has become the first part of the UK to outlaw physical punishment to those under 16 years of age. While parents and carers were earlier allowed… Read More »

Contact Lenses May Slow Nearsightedness in Children

Wearing bifocal contact lenses may slow the progression of nearsightedness in children, a new study in JAMA suggests. Researchers randomly assigned 294 myopic children, average age 10, to one of three groups: the first wore high-power bifocal contact lenses, the second medium-power bifocal lenses and the third regular single-vision contacts. The researchers gave them eye… Read More »

Children rarely transmit COVID-19, doctors write in new commentary

A commentary published in the journal Pediatrics, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, concludes that children infrequently transmit Covid-19 to each other or to adults and that many schools, provided they follow appropriate social distancing guidelines and take into account rates of transmission in their community, can and should reopen in… Read More »

How racism harms children

Racism hurts children, in real and fundamental ways. It hurts not just their health, but their chances for a good, successful life. That’s the bottom line message of a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). It is a call to action for all of us. If we care about the health… Read More »