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By John V. Williams, The Conversation
Right now, the most important thing is getting vaccinated and boosted to prevent the spread of the virus.
By Dan Cooney, Matt Rasnic
The Centers for Disease Control has announced a new, stricter standard for lead poisoning in children, which will more than double the number of kids considered to have high blood lead levels.
By Gabriel Filippelli, The Conversation
About 900,000 kids aged 5 to 11 will have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in their first week of eligibility, the White House said, providing the first glimpse at the pace of the school-aged vaccination campaign.
By Zeke Miller, Mike Stobbe, Associated Press
A Senate committee is widening its investigation into the impact social media platforms have on children, teens and young adults, with more apps facing congressional scrutiny. William Brangham reports with Jean Twenge, a psychology professor and author of "iGen: Why…
By William Brangham, Courtney Norris, Claire Mufson
By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
One in two children in the U.S. have detectable levels of lead in their blood, cavers descend to the bottom of Yemen’s ‘Well of Hell’ for the first time and newly discovered fossil footprints show earlier human arrival in North…
By John Yang, Gretchen Frazee, Christina Turner
For many families of kids with diabetes, returning to normal life as states reopen is not an option. A recent study from the University of South Alabama found diabetic kids’ average blood sugar levels increased during quarantine — likely due…
By Stephanie Sy, Diane Lincoln Estes
The first five months of this year suggest it could be the worst year for mass shootings in decades. More than 8,000 people have been killed by gunfire, according to The Washington Post and Gun Violence Archive. The Post's ongoing…
As COVID-19 vaccinations continue to expand to new groups of people, there is the question of when children can begin to get shots. Dr. Fauci recently said children as young as first-graders may be vaccinated by the start of school…
By Amanda Sheffield Morris, Jennifer Hays-Grudo, The Conversation
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
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