Tag Archives: Children

Top Toronto health official wins rare intervenor status in court battle over vaccinating couple’s children

Article content Toronto’s chief public-health official has won the right to intervene in a court dispute over vaccinating a divorced couple’s children, a rare step Dr. Eileen de Villa says was necessary to combat dangerous misinformation about vaccines. The city’s medical officer of health (MOH) now has lawyers taking part in an appeal slated for… Read More »

‘Children will not be wearing masks’ at Bright Horizons’ child-care centers, CEO says

Bright Horizons CEO Stephen Kramer told CNBC on Thursday that “children will not be wearing masks’” at its child-care facilities as the company reopens locations from coronavirus-driven closures.  “I think it is absolutely understood that the idea of young children wearing masks is not productive and ultimately causes more challenge than it does good, in… Read More »

Key coronavirus question: How are children affected?

This is the latest piece in our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. As coronavirus cases continue to spread around the world, American officials acknowledged this week that cases of COVID-19, the… Read More »

Severe allergic reactions rise in children in England over past five years

The number of children being admitted to hospital in England with a severe allergic reaction has risen every year for the past five years. NHS figures show 1,746 children were treated for anaphylactic shock in 2018-19, up from 1,015 in 2013-14. The parents of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse, who died in 2016 after eating a baguette containing… Read More »

Health impacts of climate change on children don’t need exaggerating

By Adam Vaughan Children are increasingly protesting about their futureStefan Boness/Panos Pictures A child born today faces far-reaching health impacts from living through a world 4°C warmer than humans have ever experienced, according to a major assessment released today. But the research doesn’t support claims by some climate activists that children may not grow up… Read More »