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Systematic Review: School closures during social lockdown and mental health, health behaviors, and well-being among children and adolescents during the first Covid-19 wave.

19 Jan, 2022 | 09:00h | UTC

School Closures During Social Lockdown and Mental Health, Health Behaviors, and Well-being Among Children and Adolescents During the First COVID-19 Wave: A Systematic Review – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: Pandemic Recovery for Children—Beyond Reopening Schools – JAMA Pediatrics

Commentary: More Behavioral Issues Reported in Children When School Is Virtual – Psychiatric News Alert

Related:

M-A: Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19.

Adolescents’ recreational screen time doubled during pandemic, affecting mental health.

More data on the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents.

COVID has caused ‘mass trauma,’ worsening mental health globally.

COVID’s mental-health toll: how scientists are tracking a surge in depression

CDC Report: Mental health-related emergency department visits among children aged under 18 years raised during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO: COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Observational study in adolescents showed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine had an overall effectiveness of 94% against hospitalization and 98% against critical Covid-19.

13 Jan, 2022 | 09:00h | UTC

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Critical Covid-19 in Adolescents – New England Journal of Medicine

Editorial: Sparing of Severe Covid-19 in Vaccinated Adolescents – New England Journal of Medicine

 


The COVID generation: how is the pandemic affecting kids’ brains?

13 Jan, 2022 | 08:53h | UTC

The COVID generation: how is the pandemic affecting kids’ brains? – Nature

 


Case series with 139 adolescents and young adults with suspected myocarditis following mRNA vaccination showed most cases had a mild clinical course and rapid resolution of symptoms.

7 Dec, 2021 | 10:19h | UTC

Clinically Suspected Myocarditis Temporally Related to COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents and Young Adults – Circulation

News Release: Young people recover quickly from rare myocarditis side effect of COVID-19 vaccine – American Heart Association

 


A national HPV vaccination program in England was associated with an estimated reduction in cervical cancer rates of 87% for those offered the vaccine at age 12–13 years.

4 Nov, 2021 | 09:58h | UTC

The effects of the national HPV vaccination programme in England, UK, on cervical cancer and grade 3 cervical intraepithelial neoplasia incidence: a register-based observational study – The Lancet

Related:

Nationwide cohort study in Sweden shows HPV vaccination linked to reduced risk of invasive cervical cancer

CDC: 92% of Human Papillomavirus–Attributable Cancers can be Targeted by HPV Vaccination

Meta-Analysis: Population-level Impact of HPV Vaccination Programs

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Adolescents’ recreational screen time doubled during pandemic, affecting mental health.

3 Nov, 2021 | 10:06h | UTC

News release: Adolescents’ recreational screen time doubled during pandemic, affecting mental health – University of California, San Francisco

Original Study: Screen Time Use Among US Adolescents During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings From the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study – JAMA Pediatrics

Commentary: Kids nearly doubled screen time during the pandemic, but there is something you can do about it – CNN

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter

 


M-A: Risk factors for poor prognosis in children and adolescents with COVID-19.

22 Oct, 2021 | 10:24h | UTC

Risk factors for poor prognosis in children and adolescents with COVID-19: A systematic review and meta-analysis – EClinicalMedicine

 


Pfizer vaccine showed estimated effectiveness of 93% against symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant infection in adolescents.

21 Oct, 2021 | 10:17h | UTC

Effectiveness of BNT162b2 Vaccine against Delta Variant in Adolescents – New England Journal of Medicine

Related: CDC Study: Pfizer vaccine showed 93% effectiveness against Covid-19 hospitalization among children aged 12-18 years.

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Editorial | Clinical ethics: consent for vaccination in children.

3 Oct, 2021 | 22:53h | UTC

Clinical ethics: consent for vaccination in children – Archives of Disease in Childhood

 


Covid: Single jab recommended for 12 to 15-year-olds by UK’s top doctors.

14 Sep, 2021 | 10:05h | UTC

Covid: Single jab recommended for 12 to 15-year-olds by UK’s top doctors – BBC

See also: Covid-19: Children aged 12-15 should be offered vaccine, say UK’s chief medical officers – The BMJ

 


CDC report: Hospitalization rates for Covid-19 were 10 times higher among unvaccinated than among fully vaccinated adolescents.

7 Sep, 2021 | 10:52h | UTC

Hospitalizations Associated with COVID-19 Among Children and Adolescents — COVID-NET, 14 States, March 1, 2020–August 14, 2021 – CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Commentaries:

More kids hospitalized with Covid-19 in states with lower vaccination rates, CDC report finds – CNN

The hospitalization rate among teens who are unvaccinated is 10 times higher than teens who are vaccinated, new CDC data shows – Insider

Child COVID hospital cases up in low-vaccination states – CIDRAP

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Evaluation of Moderna mRNA vaccine in adolescents.

12 Aug, 2021 | 09:58h | UTC

Evaluation of mRNA-1273 SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine in Adolescents – New England Journal of Medicine

Related:

Phase 1/2 RCT: CoronaVac is well tolerated and safe and induces strong humoral responses in children and adolescents aged 3–17 years.

RCT: Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shows 100% efficacy in adolescents – mainly transient mild-to-moderate reactogenicity was frequently observed, such as injection-site pain (in 79 to 86% of participants), fatigue (in 60 to 66%), and headache (in 55 to 65%).

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


M-A: Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19.

10 Aug, 2021 | 10:03h | UTC

Commentary: Child and youth mental health problems have doubled during COVID-19 – The Conversation

Original study: Global Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Children and Adolescents During COVID-19: A Meta-analysis – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: Addressing the Global Crisis of Child and Adolescent Mental Health – JAMA Pediatrics

Related:

More data on the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents.

COVID has caused ‘mass trauma,’ worsening mental health globally.

COVID’s mental-health toll: how scientists are tracking a surge in depression

CDC Report: Mental health-related emergency department visits among children aged under 18 years raised during the COVID-19 Pandemic

WHO: COVID-19 disrupting mental health services in most countries

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


NICE Guideline | Management of Acne Vulgaris.

10 Aug, 2021 | 09:00h | UTC

Acne vulgaris: management – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Illness duration and symptom profile in symptomatic school-aged children tested for SARS-CoV-2 – “Only 25 (1.8%) of 1379 children experienced symptoms for at least 56 days.”

4 Aug, 2021 | 10:06h | UTC

Illness duration and symptom profile in symptomatic UK school-aged children tested for SARS-CoV-2 – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

Invited commentary: Citizen science and biomedical research (free registration required)

Commentaries:

Expert reaction to study looking at long-lasting symptoms from COVID-19 in children – Science Media Centre

Long Covid uncommon in children, analysis finds – King’s College London

Study finds long-term Covid symptoms rare in school-age children – The Guardian

Most children with Covid-19 recover within a week, but a small percentage have long-term symptoms, a study says. – The New York Times

Related:

Long-term Symptoms After SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children and Adolescents – “This study found a low prevalence of symptoms compatible with long COVID in a randomly selected cohort of children assessed 6 months after serologic testing”.

Cohort study: Risk factors for long covid in previously hospitalized children.

Study shows low incidence of post-acute COVID-19 symptoms (“Long Covid”) in children after mild disease

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


AAP Guidance: Post-COVID-19 conditions in children and adolescents.

4 Aug, 2021 | 10:01h | UTC

Post-COVID-19 Conditions in Children and Adolescents – American Academy of Pediatrics

 


CDC releases new guidelines for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections.

23 Jul, 2021 | 10:41h | UTC

Table of Contents: Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021

Guideline: Sexually Transmitted Infections Treatment Guidelines, 2021 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Related (just released): WHO Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections.

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


WHO Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections.

22 Jul, 2021 | 10:54h | UTC

Guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infections – World Health Organization

News release: Launch WHO guidelines for the management of symptomatic sexually transmitted infection – World Health Organization

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – “advice is that 16 to 18-year-olds can be offered a Pfizer jab if they are in a priority group or live with someone who has a weakened immune system”.

20 Jul, 2021 | 10:15h | UTC

Commentaries: Experts recommend Covid jabs for some under-18s in UK – BBC

See report: JCVI statement on COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years: 15 July 2021 – Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

 


RCT: A prevention program for insomnia in at-risk adolescents.

7 Jul, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

A Prevention Program for Insomnia in At-risk Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Study – Pediatrics (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Commentaries: Using a program to combat teen insomnia – Contemporary Pediatrics AND Cognitive behavioral program may prevent insomnia in at-risk adolescents – Medicom

 


CDC: mRNA vaccines are likely linked to cases of myocarditis and pericarditis – 1,226 cases of myocarditis or pericarditis have been reported mostly in people under 30.

24 Jun, 2021 | 09:51h | UTC

CDC safety group says there’s a likely link between rare heart inflammation in young people after Covid shot – CNBC

See also: Experts: mRNA COVID-19 vaccines likely tied to heart inflammation – CIDRAP

Related: Case series: 7 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination. AND Case series: clinical and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings of 4 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination. AND Case series: symptomatic acute myocarditis in 7 adolescents following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination. AND CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


Case series: clinical and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging findings of 4 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination.

17 Jun, 2021 | 09:43h | UTC

Possible Association Between COVID-19 Vaccine and Myocarditis: Clinical and CMR Findings – JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging

Commentary: Possible Association Between COVID-19 Vaccine and Myocarditis – American College of Cardiology

Related: CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


Case series: 7 cases of myocarditis following mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccination.

17 Jun, 2021 | 09:45h | UTC

Myocarditis after BNT162b2 and mRNA-1273 Vaccination – Circulation

Commentary: Study details the treatment of COVID-19 vaccine-associated myocarditis-like illness in 7 patients – News Medical

Related: CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


Case series: symptomatic acute myocarditis in 7 adolescents following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination.

17 Jun, 2021 | 09:41h | UTC

Symptomatic Acute Myocarditis in Seven Adolescents Following Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccination – Pediatrics

Related: CDC says heart inflammation cases were higher than expected in 16- to 24-year-olds after second Covid vaccine shot, but still rare. AND Israel reports link between rare cases of heart inflammation and COVID-19 vaccination in young men. AND CDC is investigating several reports that teenagers and young adults may have developed myocarditis after receiving mRNA vaccines. Most cases were mild, more often in males than females, more often following dose 2 than dose 1, and typically, within 4 days after vaccination.

 


More data on the harmful effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of adolescents.

6 Jun, 2021 | 23:52h | UTC

Depressive symptoms, mental wellbeing, and substance use among adolescents before and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland: a longitudinal, population-based study – The Lancet Psychiatry

Commentaries: A lost generation? COVID-19 and adolescent mental health – The Lancet Psychiatry AND COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on the mental health of adolescents – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


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