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Hype up fitness to support kids’ health post-lockdowns, experts urge — ScienceDaily

As COVID-19 reaches record levels in the UK, health experts are calling for a focus on children’s physical fitness as new research reveals concerning changes to children’s health and physical fitness following the pandemic. Conducted by Newcastle University (UK), the University of South Australia, Edinburgh Napier University and Murdoch University, the study assessed one-year changes […]

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Burn Institute Teaches Kids Burn Prevention, Fire Safety | Blogs

This student-authored post is published by CPR in partnership with Medill News Service and the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. The views and opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views, policies, or positions of CPR or CDC. A cast of green and purple […]

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Less passive screen time, more structure better for kids’ mental health during pandemic — ScienceDaily

There are a number of simple, practical steps that families can take — including reducing passive screen time and news consumption, having a structured daily schedule and getting enough sleep — that can promote resilience against mental health problems in youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study published this week in the […]

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Evidence against physically punishing kids is clear, researchers say — ScienceDaily

A conclusive narrative review has found physical punishment of children is not effective in preventing child behavior problems or promoting positive outcomes and instead predicts increases in behavior problems and other poor outcomes over time. The study by an international group of scientists including a researcher from The University of Texas at Austin was published […]

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Nearly 40,000 kids who lost a parent to COVID-19 need immediate support — ScienceDaily

Approximately 40,000 children in the United States may have lost a parent to COVID-19 since February 2020, according to a statistical model created by a team of researchers. The researchers anticipate that without immediate interventions, the trauma from losing a parent could cast a shadow of mental health and economic problems well into the future […]