Schools should be fully in-person by September, CDC director says
All of the nation’s school kids should be back in classrooms by the fall, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effectiveness of a sexual assault self-defense program for American Indian girls - Edwards KM, Siller L, Wheeler LA, Charge LL, Charge DPL, Bordeaux S, Herrington R, Hopfauf SL, Simon B.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a 6-session (12-hour) empowerment self-defense classroom delivered curriculum (i.e., IMpower) among American Indian girls. Girls (N  = 74) in one middle school and two high schools on an Indian Reservation in th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Decision to keep face coverings is the right move, says UNISON
Commenting on the government’s decision today (Tuesday) to extend the use of face coverings in secondary schools, UNISON head of education Jon Richards said: “It’s the right decision to continue. Ministers have sensibly listened to school staff – the people who know what it’s really like to be around classrooms and corridors during the pandemic. “Wearing face coverings isn’t ideal, but they’re a valuable safety measure and will be needed for a while longer to allow schools to stay open. “Keeping staff, pupils and their families safe and stopping wider infection spread i...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - April 6, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus schools Source Type: news

Lower levels of classroom aggression predict stronger relations between peer victimization and reactive versus proactive aggression - Morrow MT, Hubbard JA, Bookhout MK, Docimo MA, Swift LE, Grassetti SN, Cabanas KL.
We examined the concurrent relations of children's reactive and proactive aggression with their experience of peer victimization. Extending previous research, we assessed these relations at both the child and classroom levels. We predicted that reactive ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The mediating role of classroom climate on school violence - Montero-Montero D, L ópez-Martínez P, Martínez-Ferrer B, Moreno-Ruiz D.
Mediation analysis has been confirmed as a very useful statistical tool in the social sciences, especially in school-related studies. This type of analysis was used in the present study to examine the mediating role of classroom climate (measured with the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UCF study shows masks, ventilation stop COVID spread better than social distancing
(University of Central Florida) A new study from the University of Central Florida suggests that masks and a good ventilation system are more important than social distancing for reducing the airborne spread of COVID-19 in classrooms. The research, published recently in the journal Physics of Fluids, comes at a critical time when schools and universities are considering returning to more in-person classes in the fall. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 5, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For some Black students, discrimination outweighed integration's benefits
(Duke University) Integrating the American classroom has long been a goal of many who seek to eradicate racial discrimination. But a new paper from four economists, including Duke University's William A. " Sandy " Darity Jr., suggests that Black students do not always benefit from attending racially balanced schools. Instead, Black adults who attended racially balanced high schools in mid-20th century completed significantly less schooling than those who attended either predominantly black or predominantly white schools, the authors found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cases in Children Helping the Surge of COVID Variants
Experts warn that variants are fueling an increase in COVID-19 cases as children and teens return to classrooms and sports. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children Likely the'Leading Edge' in Spread of COVID-19 Variants Children Likely the'Leading Edge' in Spread of COVID-19 Variants
Experts warn that variants are fueling an increase in COVID-19 cases as children and teens return to classrooms and sports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Works for Teens, According to a New Study
Pfizer-BioNTech says their COVID-19 vaccine is 100% efficacious in protecting adolescents aged 12 to 15 years from COVID-19 disease. On March 31, the companies released a statement summarizing the results of their study of the safety and efficacy of their vaccine, which is already authorized in the U.S. and elsewhere for use in adults 16 years or older, in this younger age group. The results have been highly anticipated as state and local leaders—not to mention parents—are to keen send teens back to in-person school; this study suggests a path towards a return to pre-pandemic learning conditions, in which stude...
Source: TIME: Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

UCLA researchers digitize massive collection of folk medicine
A project more than 40 years in the making,the Archive of Healing is one of the largest databases of medicinal folklore from around the world. UCLA Professor David Shorter has launched an interactive, searchable website featuring hundreds of thousands of entries that span more than 200 years, and draws from seven continents, six university archives, 3,200 published sources, and both first and second-hand information from folkloric field notes.The entries address a broad range of health-related topics including everything from midwifery and menopause to common colds and flus. The site aims to preserve Indigenous knowledge a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 25, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Low SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Elementary Schools - Salt Lake County, Utah, December 3, 2020-January 31, 2021
In a high community transmission setting in Salt Lake County, Utah, low school-associated transmission was observed. Mask adherence was high, but physical distancing of>=6 feet was not possible so classroom seats were a median of 3 ft apart. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 25, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Covid cases are ONLY going up in school-age children, Government data reveals
EXCLUSIVE: Cases have continued to fall in all adult age groups since schools reopened in England on March 8, with the return to classrooms yet to trigger an increase in the infection rate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face coverings in schools make staff feel safer ​
The introduction of face covering​s in ​schools have made school support staff feel safer. Taking them away when infection rates are still high and rising in some areas would be a mistake​, warns UNISON ​today (Thursday). Seven in ten (71%) teaching, learning and special needs assistants, administrators, lunchtime supervisors and facility staff ​in England believe face coverings in secondary schools are an important safety measure​. ​More than six in ten (63%) ​say face coverings make them feel safer at work​, accord...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: News Press release education face coverings Jon Richards Source Type: news

Covid won't be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one? | Devi Sridhar
Whether it ’s a new virus or antimicrobial resistance, governments must build on the lessons of 2020 to defeat the next outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWouldn ’t it be wonderful if we never had to face another pandemic? As we reflect on the past year, the words that come to mind are “never again”. Never again should more than 120,000 lives be lost to a contagious virus, a number that would have been unthinkable almost a year ago, when government adv isers thought thatlosing 20,000 people would be a good outcome. Nor should we endure another year of lockdowns...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus Science World news UK news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Schools Now Offer In-Person Learning
WEDNESDAY, March 24, 2021 -- Nearly half of the public schools in America are now holding in-person classes, with white children far more likely to be in those classrooms than Black, Hispanic or Asian students, the first federal data on the state of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Has Many Kids Struggling With Weight
Kids and teens are already struggling to learn outside the classroom during the pandemic, but lockdowns and quarantines are also making it hard for them to control their weight, child health experts say. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Has Many Kids Struggling With Weight Issues
MONDAY, March 22, 2021 -- Kids and teens are already struggling to learn outside the classroom during the pandemic, but lockdowns and quarantines are also making it hard for them to control their weight, child health experts say. Lost routines,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC Says 3 Feet of Social Distancing Now OK in Most Classrooms
Title: CDC Says 3 Feet of Social Distancing Now OK in Most ClassroomsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 22, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

California adopts 3-foot-spacing rule for classrooms, changing reopening equation
Students can sit 3 feet apart in classrooms, instead of 4 or 6, allowing schools to avoid hybrid, part-time schedules. L.A. Unified will stick with 6 feet. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

UCLA leaders share plans for expanding campus operations
With COVID-19 vaccinations increasing and the number of cases in Los Angeles County declining, UCLA officials on March 18 offered plans for a more robust return to on-campus operations.UCLA administrative leaders and faculty members hosted avirtual town hall for faculty and staff, addressing plans for the spring quarter that starts March 29 and projections for a “substantial” return to in-person education in fall 2021. The changes are spurred in part by Los Angeles County entering the less restrictive red tier of protocols on March 15. Michael Beck, administrative vice chancellor and co-chair of UCLA’s CO...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CDC Says 3 Feet of Social Distancing Now OK in Most Classrooms
FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- In a move that should make reopening schools an easier task, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday lowered its social distancing recommendation for most classrooms to 3 feet. That should enable many... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer NEW YORK
NEW YORK (AP) — Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer
U.S. health officials are relaxing social distancing recommendations for schools, now saying students can sit as close as 3 feet to each other in classrooms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC says students can sit three feet apart - instead of six
The CDC updated it school guidance on Friday and said students can sit three feet apart in classrooms rather than six feet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Says 3 Feet of Social Distancing Now OK in Most Classrooms
FRIDAY, March 19, 2021 -- In a move that should make reopening schools an easier task, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday lowered its social distancing recommendation for most classrooms to 3 feet. That should enable many... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC eases school COVID guidance, allowing desks to be closer
The CDC says pupils can sit 3 feet apart in classrooms, changing from the 6-foot rule that forced some schools to remove desks and stagger scheduling. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amina Khan, Howard Blume Source Type: news

CDC eases school COVID guidance, allowing desks to be closer
The CDC says pupils can sit 3 feet apart in classrooms, changing from the 6-foot rule that forced some schools to remove desks and stagger scheduling. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan, Howard Blume Source Type: news

Covid: viral shedding is greatest in afternoon, study suggests
Study comes as separate research indicates that school attendance has minimal impact on serious infectionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople may shed more coronavirus in the afternoons, suggesting this may be the best time of day to take tests, while separate research indicates that school attendance has a minimal impact on serious Covid-19 infections.The phased return of children to classrooms across the UK has prompted widespread concern that this could lead to an increase in infections. Because of this, college and secondary schoolchildren are required to take twice weekly lateral f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Schools UK news Science Source Type: news

Covid US: CDC expected to tell schools to let students sit three feet apart - not six - by Friday
A new report says the CDC could update its school guidelines as early ad Friday and recommend that students socially distance by sitting three apart in classrooms rather than six feet apart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’m Vaccinated Against COVID-19, But My Kids Aren’t. What’s Safe for Us?
In March, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its long-awaited guidance for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Those lucky enough to have received both vaccine doses (or one dose of Janssen/Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose vaccine) can now hang out in a private home, blissfully mask-free, with other fully vaccinated folks, according to the guidelines. But what about families with kids? As of now, kids younger than 16 are not authorized to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S., so there’s no way they can be fully protected. Does that mean parents and their children are stari...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

Is 3 feet enough for social distancing in schools? CDC looking into relaxing guidelines
The current CDC recommendation of 6 feet limits the number of students who can fit in a classroom. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three Feet or Six? Distancing Guideline for Schools Stirs Debate
Some public health officials say it ’s time for the C.D.C. to loosen its social distancing guidelines for classrooms, but the idea has detractors. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus Reopenings Education (K-12) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Massachusetts Boston (Mass) your-feed-health Source Type: news

When English and French mix in literature
(University of Ottawa) A study recently published in the journalLanguage and Literacy found that bilingual books, which are not often used in French immersion classrooms, are seen by students as an effective tool for second language learning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Alabama Could Allow Yoga in Public Schools After a 28-Year Ban
“It’s just exercise,” said Jeremy Gray, a state lawmaker whose bill is making its way through the Legislature. But some people still say the practice has no place in the classroom. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jacey Fortin Tags: Yoga Education (K-12) Alabama State Legislatures Law and Legislation Exercise Jeremy Gray Source Type: news

Students sitting 6 feet apart in classrooms no better protected from those who sit 3 feet apart
A new Harvard study found no difference in COVID-19 cases rates among students or staff in districts that had students sitting three feet apart compared to six feet apart. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School support staff fear ‘ big bang ’ return ’ to school is a safety risk
Half of school support staff ​in England ​have been anxious about the return to classrooms ​this week, with many fearing measures to keep them safe are inadequate, according to a survey published today (Friday) by UNISON. The findings provide a snapshot of the concerns of staff as schools in England reopen to all pupils. More than 8​,000 teaching assistants, cleaners, technicians, librarians, receptionists and catering staff took ​part in the poll between 26 February and 8 March. Major worries include the absence of adequate protective kit, poo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 12, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release Jon Richards school support staff Source Type: news

Covid England: Cases rise 2.7% week-on-week as deaths fall 25% to 181
Officials are carrying out a record number of tests after millions of primary and secondary pupils in England returned to classrooms for the first time in two months this week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

L.A. secondary school students face mostly online classes even when they return to campus
Middle and high school students will meet in a classroom in groups of 12 and continue with their online class schedule with a supervising teacher. Elementary school children will attend class for half a day. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Laura Newberry Source Type: news

Will schools fully reopen? It may depend on whether students have to sit six feet apart.
Many schools are getting more kids into classrooms by scrapping the CDC's distancing recommendations — and a growing number of experts say it's safe. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karin Brulliard Source Type: news

Some Seattle teachers and students returning to the classroom March 29
After months of bargaining with Seattle teachers — and confusion over exactly when students would return to the classroom — Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced Tuesday that the city’s schools will reopen to select students March 29. That’s the date when Seattle students with special needs and preschool students — and their teachers a nd other staff — will return to classrooms. Parents can still choose to keep their children learning from home, the school district said. It’s a small… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tony Lystra Source Type: news

LA Students Could Be Back In Classrooms Soon, If Deal Is Approved : Coronavirus Updates
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A stronger maths foundation in first grade
(University of Johannesburg) First grade maths is the foundation for 12th grade maths - and for technical and business careers. Teachers can see which first graders are struggling, and where to help them, with an accurate, evidence-based, diagnostic test. The test can be helpful for teachers after Covid-19 school reopening, especially in large, multilingual classrooms. A 15-week " maths boost " intervention program linked to the test, provides teachers good instructional material to support children in an efficient way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Los Angeles Schools and Teachers ’ Union Agree to Reopen Classrooms
The nation’s second-largest school district is expected to start offering in-person instruction to elementary school and high-need... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding the needs of Ontario educators in supporting students with acquired brain injury in the classroom - Stevens SA, Provvidenza C, Zheng S, Agnihotri S, Hunt A, Scratch SE.
BACKGROUND: When a child sustains an acquired brain injury (ABI), the impact extends to significant environments in their life, including school. Educator knowledge of ABI can influence a child's success with academic and social reintegration. An assessmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Strategic air purifier placement reduces virus spread within music classrooms
(American Institute of Physics) The University of Minnesota School of Music was concerned about one-on-one teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic and wondered if it should supplement its ventilation system with portable HEPA air purifiers. So, school officials reached out to Suo Yang, a professor within the College of Science and Engineering, and his team to figure it out. In Physics of Fluids, Yang and the researchers describe their work to predict how virus particles spread within a music classroom. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: vaccinated people can meet indoors, says US; Italy approves AstraZeneca jab for over-65s
Fully-vaccinated Americanscan meet indoors without social distancing or masks; Italy follows Germany and other EU countriesin approving vaccineCovid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection controlHow do we track and measure new variants of coronavirus?Dutch clubbers hit dancefloor for study into easing lockdownHow pandemic may finally sink Kashmir ’s famous houseboatsUK coronavirus updates – live5.50pmGMTItaly ’s coronavirus death toll eclipsed 100,000 on Monday, as prime ministerMario Draghi reiterated his pledge to speed up the vaccination programme.There were 318 more deaths registered ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rachel Hall, Alex Mistlin and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus US news Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Norway Israel Source Type: news

Health Highlights: March 8, 2021
  U.K. Schools Reopen With Extensive COVID-19 Testing A rigorous coronavirus testing system will be in place as U.K. students return to school Monday after classrooms were closed for two months. Millions of high school and college students... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Free rapid Covid tests available for all businesses in England; Tibetan leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shot
Contradictory death figures in Russia; WHO warns against relaxing guard due to vaccinesFrom Pfizer to Moderna, the companies making billions from vaccinesEU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says ministerUp to a million long Covid patients may need treatment after pandemicNadiya Hussain urges British Bangladeshis to get Covid vaccineSee all our coronavirus coverage9.58amGMTThe next few weeks are going to be crucial for keeping coronavirus infections down in the UK as schools reopen, according to an infectious disease expert.Dr Mike Tildesley, a member of the UK government ’s SPI-M modelling advisory pane...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology World news Science US news UK news Source Type: news