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Kids Are Back in Classrooms and Laptops Are Still Spying on Them

Kids Are Back in Classrooms and Laptops Are Still Spying on Them

This is what high school teachers see when they open GoGuardian, a popular software application used to monitor student activity: The interface is familiar, like the gallery view of a large Zoom call. But instead of seeing teenaged faces in each frame, the teacher sees thumbnail images showing the screens of each student’s laptop. They …

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Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here.  Now for the Hardest Part

Covid Shots for Little Kids Are Finally Here. Now for the Hardest Part

In some pediatric practices, shots are already going into arms. Children’s Medical Group, a private practice in Atlanta, ordered doses as soon as it was allowed, and received their first shipment on Monday, the Juneteenth holiday. They began vaccinating at lunchtime. “We’ve had huge demand,” says Jennifer Shu, a pediatrician in the practice and editor …

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The delivery apps reshaping life in India's megacities

The Download: India’s delivery apps, and covid vaccines for young children

From 7 am until well past dusk, seven days a week, N. Sudhakar sits behind the counter of his hole-in-the wall grocery store in the south Indian city of Bangalore. Packed floor to ceiling with everything from 20-kilogram sacks of rice to one-rupee ($.01) shampoo sachets, this one-stop shop supplies most of the daily needs …

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Vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old can begin after CDC clears the way

Vaccinations for children 6 months to 5 years old can begin after CDC clears the way

A child receives the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at the Fairfax County Government Center in Annandale, Va., last November. Vaccines will soon be available for children as young as 6 months old. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A child receives the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine at the Fairfax County Government Center in …

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Moderna asks FDA to authorize first COVID-19 vaccine for very young children

Moderna asks FDA to authorize first COVID-19 vaccine for very young children

Moderna says its vaccine appears to be about 51 percent effective for children ages 6 months to less than 2 years, and 37 percent effective for those ages 2 to less than 6 years. Ole Spata/dpa picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ole Spata/dpa picture alliance via Getty Images Moderna says its …

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Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

Hepatitis Cases in Kids Have Scientists Hunting for Answers

In January 2022, doctors in Scotland noticed a worrying trend: a scattering of cases of severe hepatitis in kids between 1 and 5 years old. The children were presenting with gastrointestinal symptoms—abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting—followed by the onset of jaundice. To see such acute hepatitis (a broad term that essentially describes inflammation of the liver) …

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UNDERSTAND IT ALL – Why are the cases of acute hepatitis detected in children worrying scientists?

More than 169 cases of acute hepatitis have been detected over the past few weeks in around ten European countries. Experts wonder about this inflammation of the liver, the origin of which remains unknown. The phenomenon is spreading and worrying. More than 169 cases of acute hepatitis affecting children have been detected across ten European …

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Unknown hepatitis in children: a phenomenon that is spreading but still remains unexplained

Unknown hepatitis in children: a phenomenon that is spreading but still remains unexplained

Outside Europe, Israel (12 cases) and the United States (at least 9) extend the list. Affected children ranged in age from one month to 16 years old, but most were under 10 years old, and many under 5 years old. None of them had comorbidity, but kidney transplants had to be performed on 17 young …

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