Eyeglasses for school kids boosts academic performance

Students who received eyeglasses through a school-based program scored higher on reading and math tests, Johns Hopkins researchers from the Wilmer Eye Institute and School of Education found in the largest clinical study of the impact of glasses on education ever conducted in the United States. The students who struggled…

Adolescent Substance Use and the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the past year, adolescents, families, educators, and health care providers have had to press forward through myriad challenges and stressors with flexibility and adaptability. With appropriate concern, we ask ourselves how children and youth are coping emotionally with the unprecedented changes of the past year. Adolescent substance use represents…

Pfizer starts COVID-19 vaccine trial in young kids

Pfizer is testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children under age 12, according to news reports. On Thursday (March 25), the company announced that it had begun a small trial of its vaccine in children 6 months to 11 years old, according to CNBC. Pfizer, which developed its shot in partnership…