Reviews | How to Think About Unexplained Cases of Severe Hepatitis in Children

Placeholder while loading article actions As if parents didn’t have enough to worry about – a global pandemic, a shortage of baby formula – there’s a mysterious new disease afflicting young children in the form of severe hepatitis. Here’s the bottom line: it’s no reason to panic, but it’s worth watching out for. Parents should … Read more

FDA authorizes coronavirus booster shot for children as young as 5

Placeholder while loading article actions Federal regulators on Tuesday authorized a coronavirus booster shot for school-aged children, a key step toward making a third shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available for children ages 5 to 11 as cases are increasing nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the booster for use at least five … Read more

How to tell if your child has rare hepatitis that affects hundreds of children around the world

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Cases of hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver, in otherwise healthy children have recently been reported in more than 25 countries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned medical professionals to look for signs of this mysterious hepatitis of unknown cause which mainly affects children … Read more

Severe hepatitis spike in children ‘linked’ to dogs, but here are the facts

The recent surge in cases of sudden and severe hepatitis in children around the world has been widely reported. Recently, several news outlets have highlighted a possible link between the cases and contact with pet dogs. However, the data suggesting this link is extremely weak – in fact, probably much weaker than most of the … Read more

COVID in California: Cases in children soar nationwide amid BA.2 outbreak

San Francisco is in a new pandemic location: it no longer has lower rates of COVID-19 cases than the nation as a whole, a reversal of its status throughout the pandemic. Legislation to get more people vaccinated against COVID-19 appears to have fallen out of favor among California lawmakers. Masks, on the other hand, are … Read more

Common virus may be linked to liver failure in healthy children :: WRAL.com

By UNC Health Talk Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on UNC Health Talk. Doctors around the world are trying to understand what causes children to develop severe hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) which in some cases leads to liver failure. These puzzling cases have been linked to a common adenovirus that typically causes colds, … Read more

Colorado has identified five cases of mysterious hepatitis in children

Colorado has reported its first cases of severe hepatitis of unknown cause in children, adding to a growing number of cases being investigated nationally by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had reported five potential cases to the CDC as of Friday. All met the CDC’s … Read more

Children with autism exhibit typical joint attention during play with a parent – Neuroscience News

Summary: Young children on the autism spectrum achieved joint attention similar to that of a neurotypical child when playing with their parents. Source: Cell Press For decades, autism research has relied on data collected during laboratory tasks or interviews with clinicians that are more constrained than the child’s daily interactions with others. A study published … Read more

The CDC issues an alert to parents about the outbreak of hepatitis in children. Here’s what you need to know

Parents are being asked to watch for symptoms of hepatitis in their children as an unexplained outbreak of cases in children continues across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a health alert on Tuesday aimed at educating parents about the symptoms. “Hearing about severe liver disease in children can … Read more

What parents need to know about the rise in cases of unexplained hepatitis in children

The increase in these serious and mysterious cases has led the CDC to issue a health advisory to clinicians so health care providers can be on the lookout and report cases accordingly. What should parents know about cases of hepatitis in children? How worried should they be and what symptoms should they watch out for? … Read more