If Your Kid Suddenly Loses The Plot Mid-Conversation, This Could Be The Reason

Holding a conversation with a five-year-old can be an adventure. One second you’re sharing opinions on favorite breakfast cereals, the next they’ve jumped ship to something vague about a cartoon octopus. What seems like a limited vocabulary or difficulty in keeping focused could actually be an inability to reconcile inferences with another person’s perspective. Researchers … Read more

Covid-19 vaccine: What to consider for kids under 5?

CNN — Parents of children under age 5 can finally get their children the coronavirus vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have given the green light for both the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for young kids. Now, everyone ages 6 months and older is eligible for … Read more

Suspect charged in fatal shooting of New York City mother who was pushing a baby stroller

CNN — Authorities arrested and charged the man who they say shot and killed a mother who was pushing a 3-month-old baby in a stroller in Manhattan’s Upper East Side on Wednesday. In a statement Friday evening, police said 22-year-old Isaac Argro was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with … Read more

Polio Virus Has Been Detected in London’s Sewage

A type of poliovirus derived from vaccines has been detected in London sewage samples, the World Health Organization and British health officials said Wednesday, adding that more analysis was underway. No human cases of polio have been found in Britain, where the crippling disease was fully eradicated two decades ago. The WHO said in a … Read more

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed and received a first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in practice and editor for … Read more

Man whose children were killed by drunk driver commits suicide after Father’s Day

A Canadian dad whose three children were killed by a drunk driver in 2015 took his own life in the hours after Father’s Day. Edward Lake’s wife Jennifer Neville-Lake shared the tragic news about her husband along with a photo of their three children — Daniel, Harry and Milly, who were 9, 5 and 2 … Read more

Toddler in puberty after exposure to dad’s testosterone gel

He got way too big for his britches. A toddler began showing signs of puberty after unknowingly being exposed to his father’s testosterone gel. Barnaby Brownsell had developed a “sizeable” penis, grown pubic hair and gained an incredible amount of muscle by age 2. His mother, Erica Brownsell of Brighton, England, became accustomed to people … Read more

FDA authorizes Covid-19 vaccines for younger children

CNN — The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines are now authorized for emergency use in young children. The US Food and Drug Administration expanded the authorizations for the vaccines Friday to include children as young as 6 months. However, shots can’t be given until the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s vaccine advisers have … Read more

Ingenious Technique Leads to Kids Having Kidney Transplants Without Immune Suppression

Organ transplants can quite literally save lives, but they also come with strings attached – often including a lifetime of immunosuppression drug treatments required to keep the immune system in check, lest it reject the transplanted organ as a foreign invader. Now scientists are reporting on three successful kidney organ transplants, carried out in children … Read more

5 Kentucky counties report mysterious cases of hepatitis in children

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Department of Public Health confirms six cases of a mysterious form of hepatitis in children in Kentucky. A spokesperson says there is at least one case in Todd, Lyon, Meade and Bourbon counties. Jefferson County has two possible cases. Kentucky has 6 confirmed cases of hepatitis currently. All children. @StevenStackMD … Read more