Scientists worry that if vaccinated people are silent spreaders of the virus, they may keep it circulating in their communities, putting unvaccinated people at risk. Photograph:  Matthew Horwood/Getty

The new Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna seem to be remarkably good at preventing serious illness. But it’s unclear how well they will curb t(...)

“Many of the people who are terrifying kids about screens, they have hit a vein of attention from society and they are going to ride that. But that is super bad for society.” Photograph: iStock

It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and othe(...)

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association urges parents to ensure that children and adolescents  take at least two rest days each week and not play a single sport for more than eight months a year. Photograph: ©INPHO

Too many children are risking injuries, even lifelong health problems, because they practice too intensively in a single sport, and parents should set(...)

Scientists warn   children should drink less than a cup of 100 per cent juice per day – and that none at all is a better choice. Photograph: iStock

A panel of scientists issued new nutritional guidelines for children recently, describing in detail what they should be allowed to drink in the first (...)

The Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play sleeper which has been recalled. Photograph: US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Fisher-Price has recalled all of its 4.7 million Rock ‘n Play sleepers, days after a group of pediatricians urged its parent company, Mattel, to stop(...)

For many parents in the digital age, battles over screen time and devices have become a depressing part of family life, and knowing how much is too mu(...)

When you feel a sneeze or a cough coming on, covering your mouth prevents the spread of infectious germs. You probably knew that. But the way you co(...)

Parents are warned that any information shared can be repeatedly reshare and photos could end up in hands of paedophiles or identify thieves

Ninety-two per cent of two-year-olds in the United States have a social media presence and about one-third of newborns have already made an appearance(...)

The effects of “blue light” emitted from smartphones and tablets are intensified when viewed in a dark room, according to research.

Young people who text in the dark get less sleep and perform worse at school than those who put down their phones when the lights go off. Not entirely(...)

The Growing Up In Ireland longitudinal study looking at overweight and obesity in nine-year-olds showed that one in four children were above their correct weight

Even preschool children are at risk of becoming couch potatoes if they watch too much television, according to a study from the US. Children who watch(...)

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