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Augmented reality for children with dyslexia

Augmented reality can be used to support children with dyslexia, according to a team from Saudi Arabia writing in the International Journal of Cloud Computing. Dyslexia is a well-known and well-studied condition in which people of normal intelligence have difficulty reading. It affects between three and seven people in every 100, although up to 20% […]

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1 in 4 Parents Say Youth Sports Not Enforcing COVID Precautions

(Reuters Health) – Even though the majority of parents give youth sports leagues high marks for keeping them informed about COVID-19 safety protocols, more than one in four parents still think enforcement of these policies is inconsistent, a new U.S. poll suggests. Researchers from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health examined […]

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FDA OKs first new ADHD drug in over a decade for children

U.S. regulators have approved the first new drug in over a decade for children with ADHD, which causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. The Food and Drug Administration late Friday OK’d Qelbree (KELL’-bree) for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children ages 6 to 17. It comes as a capsule that’s taken daily. Unlike nearly all […]

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Sick Kids on Medicaid Need Easy Access to Out-of-State Hospitals

Three-year-old Elizabeth Zakutansky was born with a rare genetic condition that causes multiple seizures. Her neurologist, a top expert on treating her condition, practices at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, less than an hour’s drive from the Zakutanskys’ home in Hobart, Indiana. Her parents would like her to get all her care there. But Lurie […]

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Pediatricians Call on Biden to Overturn Trump Neonatal Care Order

(Reuters Health) – Pediatric bioethicists are calling for President Joe Biden to revoke a Trump Administration executive order that restricts physicians’ ability to withhold therapies from extremely premature newborns. The 2020 Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children (https://bit.ly/2Pm3ZuH) “reduces the complex and nuanced discussion of the outcomes of prematurity to a single […]

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Determination of vaccine-elicited SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in breastmilk

Scientists have reported that in most cases, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, mildly infects infants. However, around 10% of infants experienced severe COVID-19 infection who required advanced medical treatments. In rare cases, even asymptomatic infection can result in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in […]