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Parents’ pandemic-induced stress can do long-term harm to children, says expert

The COVID-19 pandemic, which has accentuated long-standing challenges many families face, has put additional stress on parents that could harm the development of their children, according to a new brief from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Preexisting stressors such as housing and food insecurity, marital discord and dysfunctional parenting are magnified during a […]

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Refugee children get better health, nutrition via e-vouchers

Electronic food vouchers provided young Rohingya children in Bangladeshi refugee camps with better health and nutrition than direct food assistance, according to new research led by Cornell University, in conjunction with the International Food Policy Research Institute. The electronic vouchers are provided by United Nations’ World Food Programme to Rohingya families forcibly displaced into refugee […]

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A roadmap for critical COVID-19 research in children

Increasing reports of severe COVID-19 illness in children—coupled with the fact that little is known about how and why the disease may behave differently in this younger population—demand that a set of critical steps be taken now to ensure children get the attention they need, according to an article just published in Pediatric Research. The […]