Autism diagnoses becoming more common, but pandemic disrupts early detection, says CDC

CNN — The percentage of children diagnosed with autism in the U.S. has been rising steadily since 2000, but two new reports from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlight differences in the types of children identified with autism spectrum disorder and the setbacks of early detection. In 2020, about 1 in 36 … Read more

PFAS in the blood can stunt growth and development in children, study shows

Editor’s note: Get inspired with our weekly roundup on the good life, made easy. Sign up for CNN’s Life, But Better newsletter for information and tools designed to improve your well-being. CNN — Potentially toxic chemicals found in everyday products, including fast food wrappers, cosmetics and carpets, are altering the hormonal and metabolic pathways needed … Read more

A UK program will sequence the genomes of 100,000 newborn babies

CNN  —  The UK is set to begin sequencing the genomes of 100,000 newborn babies later this year. It will be the largest study of its kind, mapping the babies’ complete set of genetic instructions, with potentially profound implications for child medicine. The £105 million ($126 million) Newborn Genomes Programme will screen for around 200 … Read more

Under Florida law, other states try to limit some LGBTQ discussions in schools

washington CNN — bill similar Florida’s Controversial Legislation At least 15 states are considering banning certain guidance on sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, according to data compiled by the American Civil Liberties Union and reviewed by CNN. Some of the bills go further than Florida’s law, dubbed “Don’t Talk Gay” by its critics, … Read more

Pediatric hospital beds are in high demand for ailing children. Here’s why

CNN  —  Effie Schnacky was wheezy and lethargic instead of being her normal, rambunctious self one February afternoon. When her parents checked her blood oxygen level, it was hovering around 80% – dangerously low for the 7-year-old. Her mother, Jaimie, rushed Effie, who has asthma, to a local emergency room in Hudson, Wisconsin. She was … Read more

Just 39 minutes of sleep deprivation can affect a child’s health, study shows

Editor’s note: Want to sleep better? During Sleep Awareness Week, Sign up for CNN’s Sleep Better newsletter series。 Our seven-part guide offers helpful tips to help you sleep better. CNN — One of the keys to keeping your kids happy and healthy is making sure they’re getting enough sleep consistently, a new study finds. No … Read more

Accidental Infant Deaths of Black Babies Soared in 2020

CNN — Every year, thousands of babies die suddenly and unexpectedly, with more than 3,300 young lives lost in 2020. In the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, the death rate remained stubbornly high, even as overall infant mortality fell to an all-time low. a study A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics found … Read more

Shingles: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

CNN — Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., 89, recently announced she was out of the hospital and recovering at home for shingles, a painful viral inflammation of the nerves in the skin that can cause a two- to Four weeks of vesicular rash. Feinstein was diagnosed in February, Hospitalized in San Francisco last week. Shingles, also … Read more

Glenn Youngkin: Takeaways from Virginia Governor’s CNN Town Hall on Public Education

CNN — In a Republican Party now dominated by political boxers, the governor of Virginia. Glenn Youngkin Want to play the role of peacemaker. At least, that was his message to voters during a CNN town hall Thursday night, with a focus on public education. But Yankin, his 2021 Commonwealth Victory made him a national … Read more

Government ‘indoctrination’ in schools: Movement to protect children grows

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter.To get it in your inbox, sign up here. CNN — While there is growing political debate about the need to protect children’s rights from Government ‘indoctrination’ in schoolsThere was also news this week about the government’s desperate need to protect children from exploitation, such … Read more