Tag Archives: Child

The measles infected nearly every child in the US — until a vaccine was introduced

Cheryl Healton remembers the look on her mother’s face when the then 8-year old was diagnosed with measles in 1961. “I could tell by her reaction that my life was at risk,” said Healton, now 66 and the dean of New York University’s College of Global Public Health. It was. While measles is best known… Read More »

Parents, Here’s How to Protect Your Child During Measles Outbreaks

TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 — As measles outbreaks rage in many parts of the United States, one expert has advice for parents on how to protect their children from the disease. On Monday, U.S. health officials reported that measles cases have now climbed to 839 in 2019, the highest yearly total in 25 years. Infections… Read More »

Canadian study links screen time to slower child development

A new Canadian study has linked increased screen time with delayed development in children, adding new fuel to the debate over how long is too long for kids to spend in front of their electronic devices. Researchers from the University of Waterloo, University of Calgary and Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute said toddlers who spent… Read More »

Traditional toys, mobile games join forces for child development

Teknokent at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara has developed new mobile apps that can interact with traditional children’s toys. The apps were developed with the support of the Turkish Scientific and Technological Research Council (TÜBİTAK). These new generation mobile games look to help children’s mental development. With the advancement of technology, the average… Read More »

As Ghana gets ready to set standards for child nutrition, researcher shares his science on brain health

Credit: University of Toronto Ghana will soon adopt new standards on food and nutritional products for children, and the coming guideline on dietary fats for infants will be informed in part by a University of Toronto researcher. Associate Professor Richard Bazinet (pictured left) recently spent two days at the University of Ghana presenting the latest… Read More »