This Week in Little News 3/25/2022
Hi, Little News fam! Did you know that today is an International Waffle Day? A holiday that is best celebrated by eating waffles. It was originally celebrated in Sweden but now eager waffle fans all over the world embrace International Waffle Day. We just gave you special permission for cooking waffles for dinner 😉 🧇 Also, the Earth Hour is tomorrow, on Saturday, March 26th. Don’t forget to turn the lights off for an hour at 8:30 pm 🌎 🕯️
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👶 🍼 Recent Pediatric News
The harsh realm of “gentle parenting”
The article in The New Yorker discusses the “gentle parenting” approach that has been popular among parents lately and why it flourishes (hint: because it caters to a child’s inner life). It also discusses what it neglects. (A special thanks to one of our subscribers for sending this to our attention ❤️).
Moderna to seek EUA for COVID vaccine for children under 6 years
Moderna released summary data stating its COVID-19 vaccine for children under 6 years is safe and said it plans to seek emergency use authorization (EUA).
Most adverse events were mild or moderate. There were no cases of myocarditis or pericarditis and no deaths. The mRNA vaccine produced a “robust neutralizing antibody response,” but efficacy against infection ranged from about 38%-44%. Moderna noted omicron was predominant during the study of young children. No cases of severe disease were reported in either age group.
New report reveals the dangers of virtual reality for young children
A new report, issued by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit offering families entertainment and technology recommendations, is raising concerns about Meta's virtual reality technology and the dangers the company's metaverse may pose to children.
🔬🧬 Kids and Babies Related Scientific Research
Maternal socialization, not biology, shapes child brain activity
Children of mothers with clinical depression are at three times greater risk to develop depression themselves than are their low-risk peers. Researchers are working to understand the neural underpinnings of the risk, and some studies have shown altered brain processing of reward in at-risk children as young as 6.
Arts activities may improve self-control and reduce antisocial behavior among teenagers
Teenagers who take part in arts and cultural activities, such as dance, drama, reading, and going to concerts, are less likely to engage in antisocial and criminalized behavior up to two years later, according to a new study by UCL (University College London) and University of Florida researchers.
IVF children shown to have a better quality of life as adults in new study
Being conceived via assisted reproductive technology (ART), such as IVF, may provide some advantages in quality of life in adulthood, according to the results of a new study.
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