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WHO: New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives.

6 May, 2021 | 08:45h | UTC

New report sounds the alarm on global shortage of 900 000 midwives – World Health Organization

Report: The State of the World’s Midwifery 2021 – UN sexual and reproductive health agency

 

Commentary on Twitter (thread – click for more)

 


Cohort study: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early

5 May, 2021 | 08:24h | UTC

Neurodevelopmental outcomes at age 5 among children born preterm: EPIPAGE-2 cohort study – The BMJ

News release: Risk of developmental difficulties remains high among children born early – The BMJ

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


RCT: Community-initiated kangaroo mother care reduced the risk of moderate-to-severe maternal postpartum depressive symptoms among mothers of low-birth-weight infants in low-income areas in India

5 May, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Effect of Community-Initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on Postpartum Depressive Symptoms and Stress Among Mothers of Low-Birth-Weight Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID studies note online learning stress, fewer cases in schools with protocols

4 May, 2021 | 08:47h | UTC

COVID studies note online learning stress, fewer cases in schools with protocols – CIDRAP

Study 1: COVID-19 Infections Among Students and Staff in New York City Public Schools – Pediatrics

Study 2:  Household COVID-19 risk and in-person schooling – Science

Study 3: Caregiver Perceptions of Children’s Psychological Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Network Open AND Editorial: It Is Time to End the Debate Over School Reopening

 


FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:29h | UTC

FDA says it will ban all menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars – STAT

See also: FDA Moves To Ban Cigarettes And Flavored Cigars – NPR

 


Household COVID-19 risk and in-person schooling – “While in-person schooling is associated with household COVID-19 risk, this risk can likely be controlled with properly implemented school-based mitigation measures”

30 Apr, 2021 | 08:19h | UTC

Household COVID-19 risk and in-person schooling – Science

News Release: In-Person Schooling with Inadequate Mitigation Measures Raises Household Member’s COVID-19 Risk – Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Pre-post study: A hospital quality improvement intervention significantly reduced the rates of cesarean delivery for nulliparous, term, singleton, vertex births

29 Apr, 2021 | 08:21h | UTC

Hospital Quality Improvement Interventions, Statewide Policy Initiatives, and Rates of Cesarean Delivery for Nulliparous, Term, Singleton, Vertex Births in California – JAMA (free for a limited period)

Editorial: Initiatives to Reduce Cesarean Delivery Rates for Low-risk First Births – JAMA

 

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Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:41h | UTC

Immunization services begin slow recovery from COVID-19 disruptions, though millions of children remain at risk from deadly diseases – WHO, UNICEF, Gavi – World Health Organization

Related report: Disability considerations for COVID-19 vaccination: WHO and UNICEF policy brief, 19 April 2021 – World Health Organization

 

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Opinion | Real-world data, not predictions, should drive decisions on Covid-19 and school opening

27 Apr, 2021 | 08:26h | UTC

Real-world data, not predictions, should drive decisions on Covid-19 and school opening – STAT

 

Commentary from the author on Twitter

 


Covid-19: More data on the increased risks to pregnant women and their newborn infants

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:44h | UTC

Maternal and Neonatal Morbidity and Mortality Among Pregnant Women With and Without COVID-19 Infection: The INTERCOVID Multinational Cohort Study – JAMA Pediatrics

Editorial: COVID-19 in Pregnant Women and Their Newborn Infants

Commentaries: Pregnant women with COVID-19 face high mortality rate – University of Washington School of Medicine AND Covid-19 raises risks for expectant mothers and babies, study says – CNN

Related: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


COVID vaccines and kids: five questions as trials begin

23 Apr, 2021 | 08:37h | UTC

COVID vaccines and kids: five questions as trials begin – Nature

Related perspective: Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe. – Undark

 


Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:49h | UTC

Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons – New England Journal of Medicine

Audio Interview: Covid-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy — A Conversation with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky – New England Journal of Medicine

Commentaries: No evidence that Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are unsafe during pregnancy, a preliminary study says. – The New York Times AND Preliminary data show no safety concerns for pregnant women receiving COVID-19 vaccines – AAP News AND Messenger RNA COVID vaccines likely safe for pregnant women: Study – ABC News

 


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

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:40h | UTC

Post-acute COVID-19 outcomes in children with mild and asymptomatic disease – The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Perspective | Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe.

22 Apr, 2021 | 08:38h | UTC

Do Kids Really Need to Be Vaccinated for Covid? Yes. No. Maybe. – Undark

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


NICE Guideline | Postnatal care

21 Apr, 2021 | 06:43h | UTC

Postnatal care – National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

 


Opinion | More kids are being diagnosed with ADHD for borderline (yet challenging) behaviors. Our new research shows why that’s a worry

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:14h | UTC

More kids are being diagnosed with ADHD for borderline (yet challenging) behaviours. Our new research shows why that’s a worry – The Conversation

Original study: Overdiagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Scoping Review – JAMA Network Open

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Characteristics and Disease Severity of US Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With COVID-19

14 Apr, 2021 | 01:59h | UTC

Characteristics and Disease Severity of US Children and Adolescents Diagnosed With COVID-19 – JAMA Network Open

Commentary: CDC: 1 in 3 children hospitalized with COVID-19 requires treatment in ICU – UPI AND 12% of Children with COVID Are Hospitalized: Study – WebMD

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


Infectivity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in children compared with adults

13 Apr, 2021 | 05:27h | UTC

Infectivity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in children compared with adults – Canadian Medical Association Journal

Commentary: Children may be less infectious in spreading SARS-CoV-2 to others – News Medical

 


Epidemiology of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Step Closer to Understanding Who, Where, and When

7 Apr, 2021 | 01:52h | UTC

Editorial: Epidemiology of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children: A Step Closer to Understanding Who, Where, and When – JAMA Pediatrics

Original study: Trends in Geographic and Temporal Distribution of US Children With Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome During the COVID-19 Pandemic – JAMA Pediatrics

Commentaries: New findings in COVID-related kids’ syndrome, Kawasaki disease – CIDRAP AND Most kids with serious inflammatory illness had mild COVID – Associated Press

 


Covid-19 Has Created Thousands Of Newly Single Parents And Orphans

6 Apr, 2021 | 01:24h | UTC

BREAKING: Covid-19 Has Created Thousands Of Newly Single Parents And Orphans – Brief19

Original study: Estimates and Projections of COVID-19 and Parental Death in the US – JAMA Pediatrics

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


What we know so far about the effort to vaccinate children

5 Apr, 2021 | 01:31h | UTC

What we know so far about the effort to vaccinate children – National Geographic

 


Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

2 Apr, 2021 | 09:23h | UTC

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis – The Lancet Global Health

Commentaries: Covid-19 led to a global increase in stillbirths, maternal mortality, and depression, review finds – CNN AND COVID-19 pandemic and health-care disruptions: count the most vulnerable – The Lancet Global Health

 

Commentary on Twitter

 


[Press release – not published yet] Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine 100% effective against Covid-19 in adolescents

1 Apr, 2021 | 03:52h | UTC

Press release: Pfizer-BioNTech Announce Positive Topline Results Of Pivotal Covid-19 Vaccine Study In Adolescents

Commentaries: The Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Is Said to Be Powerfully Protective in Adolescents – The New York Times AND Covid: Children ‘well protected by Pfizer vaccine’ – BBC AND Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Shows ‘100% Efficacy’ In Adolescents – NPR AND Pfizer says its COVID-19 vaccine protects younger teens – Associated Press AND Pfizer and BioNTech say vaccine prevents Covid-19 in adolescents – STAT

 

Commentaries on Twitter

 


Experts: 3-foot rule in schools problematic in light of COVID variants

26 Mar, 2021 | 08:56h | UTC

Experts: 3-foot rule in schools problematic in light of COVID variants – CIDRAP

Related: CDC Guidance for schools says students can now stay 3 feet apart, rather than 6

 


Covid-19 disruptions killed 228,000 children in South Asia, says UN report

23 Mar, 2021 | 02:22h | UTC

Covid-19 disruptions killed 228,000 children in South Asia, says UN report – BBC

Report: Direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and response in South Asia – United Nations

 


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