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Early effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical activity and sedentary behavior in children living in the US

AUTHOR(S)
Genevieve F. Dunton; Bridgette Do; Shirlene D. Wang

Published: September 2020   Journal: BMC Public Health
COVID-19 restrictions such as the closure of schools and parks, and the cancellation of youth sports and activity classes around the United States may prevent children from achieving recommended levels of physical activity (PA). This study examined the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on PA and sedentary behavior (SB) in U.S. children.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 13 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child health, child well-being, lockdown | Countries: United States
COVID-19 and schools: guidelines of the French pediatric society

AUTHOR(S)
R. Cohen; C. Delacourt; C. Gras-Le Guen (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: Archives de Pédiatrie
The educational and social benefits provided by school far outweigh the risks of a possible COVID-19 contamination of children in school environments or in daycare centers. Following summer break, the back-to-school period in France is taking place in the context of an increasing viral spread and requires strict adherence to health measures to limit the risk of outbreaks in communities. Based on a critical update of the role of children in the transmission of the infection, and of children's susceptibility to infection, the French Pediatric Society published practical guidelines for school re-entry and the management of COVID-19 infections in schools.
The forgotten students: COVID-19 response for youth and young adults aging out of foster care

AUTHOR(S)
Mauriell H. Amechi

Published: September 2020
As the COVID-19 epidemic surges on, studies suggest that people under the age of 40 account for a disproportionate number of new coronavirus cases. Unlike their counterparts, youth and young adults aging out of foster care typically have fewer support networks or safety nets to depend on in a crisis. Inaccessible medical insurance often compounds their situation further, which ultimately places them at an increased risk of experiencing the worst effects of COVID-19.
Cite this research | No. of pages: - | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: foster care, youth services | Countries: United States
Impact of social distancing and travel restrictions on non-COVID-19 respiratory hospital admissions in young children in rural Alaska

AUTHOR(S)
Leisha D. Nolen; Sara Seeman; Dana Bruden (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: Clinical Infectious Diseases
Hospitalizations due to non-COVID-19 respiratory illnesses decreased dramatically after social distancing was implemented in a high-risk population in rural Alaska. Our data from the past ten respiratory seasons show that this decline is unprecedented. This demonstrates the potential secondary benefits of implementing social distancing and travel restrictions on respiratory illnesses.
Cite this research | Open access | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: health care | Countries: United States
COVID-19: a review of drugs and therapies for children

AUTHOR(S)
Patel Zeeshan Jameel; Amar M. Taksande

Published: September 2020   Journal: Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health
A review of drugs and therapy for children including: respiratory support, nutritional supplementation, immunotherapy, CoV specific therapy, chloroquine, antiviral therapy, antibiotics, anti-parasitic drugs
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 49 | Issue: 3 | No. of pages: 210-217 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child health, medical care, pharmaceuticals
The COVID-19 pandemic threatens the Expanded Program on Immunization: recommendations for sustaining vaccination goals

AUTHOR(S)
Husnain Hamid; Tauqeer Hussain Mallhi; Muhammad Saad Naseer (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: Drugs & Therapy Perspectives
The immunization of children is stalling, and maintaining coverage is becoming challenging, with almost 20 million children being unvaccinated or under-vaccinated in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted immunization coverage, yielding a stagnant coverage rate. Currently, there is a dire need for a collaborative approach between global and national organizations to revive disrupted vaccination rates.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 1 | No. of pages: 3 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child diseases, multi-country, vaccination policies
COVID-19 deaths in children: comparison with all- and other causes and trends in incidence of mortality

AUTHOR(S)
Sunil S. Bhopal; Jayshree Bagaria; Bayanne Olabi (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: Public Health
Our analysis of COVID-19 in children until the end of May 2020 indicated mortality was rare and lower than from influenza, for which children already have a vaccine. We feared and wrote that over time the severity of the virus in children might increase. We published this in May 20201 and now examine childhood mortality from COVID-19 over time and compared with other causes in seven countries: USA, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and Republic of Korea.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 6 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child mortality, COVID-19, multi-country
Care during COVID-19 must be humane and person centred

AUTHOR(S)
Angela Coulter; Tessa Richards

Published: September 2020   Journal: BMJ : British medical journal
The public swung solidly behind health and social care staff during the early phase of the covid-19 pandemic and applauded professionals’ commitment, selflessness, and hard work. But patient organisations, including The BMJ’s patient and public advisory panel, were dismayed to see how rapidly the hard won policies that embed the principle of patient and public involvement in healthcare decision making were swept away in the rush to respond to the crisis. The covid-19 pandemic is no reason to roll back the tide on person centred care.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 370 | No. of pages: 2 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: medical care
Reliability and consistency of movement behavior questionnaire (MBQ) in children at COVID-19 social distancing

AUTHOR(S)
Vanilson Batista-Lemes; C. Felin-Fochesatto; A. Reis-Gaya

Published: September 2020   Journal: Journal of Movement & Health

This study assesses the reliability and consistency of a questionnaire (MBQ) about physical activity and sedentary time in children aged 6 to 12 years old during COVID-19 social distance: to describe the physical activity and sedentary times according to ages, verifying if there are differences between genders. MBQ presented adequate consistency and reliability values. Furthermore, there are differences in the practice of LPA, MVPA, and sedentary time between ages and genders. It is an easy method to diagnose and estimate MVPA, LPA, and sedentary time in physical education in remote, non-presence or presence classes for parents and children.

Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 2021 | Issue: jan | No. of pages: 11 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: behaviour, child well-being, surveys | Countries: Brazil
COVID‑19 and the young heart: what are we missing?

AUTHOR(S)
Robert Spencer; Nak Hyun Choi; Keriann Potter (et al.)

Published: September 2020   Journal: World journal of pediatrics
This research investigates how COVID-19 affects children’s hearts, how children with cardiac manifestations of the virus can be treated safely, and whether children with complex CHD have worse outcomes. Further epidemiological and multicenter studies are needed to help understand the association between COVID-19 and the heart.
Cite this research | Open access | No. of pages: 3 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child diseases, COVID-19
Adolescents’ health in times of COVID-19: a scoping review

AUTHOR(S)
Wanderlei Abadio de Oliveira; Jorge Luiz da Silva; André Luiz Monezi Andrade (et al.)

Published: August 2020   Journal: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus), emerged in China in December 2019 and spread quickly throughout the world. In this scenario, the current study aimed to identify the impact or effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescents’ health. This is a scoping literature review based on the following databases: Web of Science, CINAHL, PsycINFO, SciELO, and PUBCOVID19. The study adopted the stages proposed by the Joanna Briggs Institute for scoping reviews, and the question orienting the procedures consisted of the acronym PCC (population; concept; context).
‘People won’t die due to the disease; they will die due to hunger’: exploring the impacts of covid-19 on Rohingya and Bangladeshi adolescents in Cox’s Bazar

AUTHOR(S)
Silvia Guglielmi; Jennifer Seager; Khadija Mitu (et al.)

Institution: Gender and Adolescence Global Evidence
Published: August 2020
In order to inform the Bangladeshi government’s response and that of its humanitarian and development partners in Cox’s Bazar, it is essential to supplement the existing evidence base with a focus on adolescent girls and boys, given the likelihood that containment measures will have multidimensional effects on young people’s well-being in the short and medium term. This policy brief draws on virtual research findings carried out with adolescent girls and boys in May and June 2020 and also presents priority policy and programming implications.
A systematic review and meta‐analysis of children with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19)

AUTHOR(S)
Xiaojian Cui; Zhihu Zhao; Tongqiang Zhang (et al.)

Published: August 2020   Journal: Journal of Medical Virology
To provide a comprehensive and systematic analysis of demographic characteristics, clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, and imaging features of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) in pediatric patients. A meta‐analysis was carried out to identify studies on COVID‐19 from 25 December 2019 to 30 April 2020. A total of 48 studies with 5829 pediatric patients were included.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 1 | No. of pages: 1057-1069 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: adolescent health, child health, child mental health, coronavirus, COVID-19
COVID-19 pandemic-related practices and policies affecting the continuity of behavioral health care among children With diabetes

AUTHOR(S)
Lauren Clary; Christine Wang; Meghan E. Byrne (et al.)

Published: August 2020   Journal: Translational Behavioral Medicine
COVID-19 has led to substantial challenges in continuing to deliver behavioral health care to all patients, including children with chronic diseases. In the case of diabetes, maintaining strong connections among children, their families, and their care team is essential to promote and sustain daily adherence to a complex medical regimen. The purpose of this paper is to describe COVID-19 pandemic-related practices and policies affecting the continuity of behavioral health care among children with diabetes.
Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 10 | Issue: 4 | No. of pages: 819-826 | Language: English | Topics: Health | Tags: child care services, child health, COVID-19 response, diabetes, lockdown, teleworking
Vulnerability and weaknesses of eating habits of overweight school children as an entry risk for COVID-19

AUTHOR(S)
Ammal M. Metwally; Walaa S. Mahmoud; Fatma A. Shaaban (et al.)

Published: August 2020   Journal: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

In developing countries, overweight among children becomes an alarming problem and a health concern. Obesity is a factor in disease severity of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) having the greatest impact on patients. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of overweight in some of the Egyptian governmental primary school children, its nutritional and socioeconomic determinants. Special focus was directed to identify the current dietary practices including risky nutritional habits of overweight children as a weak point leading to increasing their vulnerability to catching COVID-19 infection.

Cite this research | Open access | Vol.: 8 | Issue: 1 | No. of pages: 158-166 | Language: English | Topics: Health, Nutrition | Tags: child health, child nutrition, COVID-19 response, disease prevention, obesity | Countries: Egypt
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