• childhood obesity Oct 14, 2020

    Pandemic Could Boost Childhood Obesity, Experts Warn

    Increased screen time and cancelled sports due to the pandemic could be having an unintended consequence on kids. “We’re concerned that being out of school and just not being as active as they normally are, are going to contribute to increased obesity,” Diane Schanzenbach, director of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, said. Dr. Rebecca Unger, a...

  • coronavirus Jul 31, 2020

    Children May Carry 10 to 100 Times More of Coronavirus Than Adults: Lurie Children's Study

    While some research has shown that children are infected with the coronavirus at a lower rate than adults, a new Chicago-based study raises questions about the role children have in spread the virus. A study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital discovered that children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have much higher levels of…

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