Nearly half of California adolescents report mental health difficulties
Mirroring a national trend, 45% of California youth between the ages of 12 and 17 report having recently struggled with mental health issues, with nearly a third of them experiencing serious psychological distress that could interfere with their academic and social functioning, according to a UCLA  policy brief released today.TheUCLA Center for Health Policy Research study  also highlights the elevated incidence of mental health distress among certain segments of the adolescent population — including poor, multiracial, gender-nonconforming and foreign-born young people — and recommends polic...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 100,000 in Britain. Why Is the Fatality Rate So High?
The United Kingdom passed the grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, only the fifth country to record a six-figure death toll, and by far the smallest. With the entire country still under a national lockdown to slow the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday it was “hard to compute the sorrow” of the statistic in a national address, and offered his “deepest condolences to anyone who has lost a loved one.” Half of the more than 100,000 deaths in the U.K. have come since November, when the virus, which reached low levels in the population over the summer, began s...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime United Kingdom Source Type: news

There ’s ‘A Path Forward’ to Reopening Schools, CDC Officials Say
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2021 -- With most in-person classes curtailed or canceled in schools across the United States since last spring, kids and their parents have had a really tough year. However, new studies suggest a return to in-person classes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chicago Teachers Union panned for music video using interpretive dance to demand 'safe' return to schools
The Chicago Teachers Union has raised eyebrows with a bizarre music video artistically expressing members' refusal to return to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea reports big jump in COVID-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools
South Korean authorities were scrambling on Wednesday to contain coronavirus outbreaks centred around Christian schools as the country... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices
Oregon teachers are eligible for COVID-19 shots before senior citizens after Democratic Gov. Kate Brown decided to prioritize reopening schools (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Businesses are reopening, schools are closed. How is this OK?
In L.A. County, schools are still closed with no hope of reopening soon, but our leaders are prioritizing reopening businesses. This is outrageous. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: COVID-19 Cases and Transmission in 17 K-12 Schools - Wood County, Wisconsin, August 31-November 29, 2020
This report describes reported student mask-wearing and COVID-19 rates among students and staff members in 17 rural Wisconsin schools. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 26, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Transmission COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Schools K-12 Schools Source Type: news

Namibia: 90% of Schools Ready for Reopening
[Namibian] Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture executive director Sanet Steenkamp says 90% of the country's 1 920 schools will open for face-to-face teaching and learning today. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Real-world Lab 'Robotic Artificial Intelligence' to be established at KIT
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) Artificial intelligence (AI) is subject of films and stories, but it also is reality. Superhuman capacity of AI is obvious in games as well as in image and language processing or in autonomous driving. Humanoid robots give abstract methods of AI a physical appearance. The real-world lab 'Robotic Artificial Intelligence' at KIT is aimed at making AI tangible in a variety of experiments and different real environments, including childcare centers, schools, museums, libraries, and hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teachers need COVID-19 vaccine before L.A. schools can reopen, Beutner says
L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner says reopening K-12 campuses will require the vaccination of teachers and staff. But UTLA says virus case rates also must drop. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Thousands of Chicago teachers not heading back to classrooms following union vote, will remain remote
Thousands of Chicago’s educators are refusing to head back into schools Monday as originally planned following a weekend vote... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As doctors urge more COVID-19 testing in schools, millions of rapid tests sit unused
Doctors applaud the start of rapid test use in long-term care homes but say the tests should also be used as part of the safe reopening of schools in high community transmission areas. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 and Reopening of Schools
[This Day] The House of Representatives argues that the reopening of schools is ill-timed, writes Peter Kumu (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Greece to reopen high schools but stay in lockdown
Authorities in Greece say high schools will reopen on Feb. 1 for the first time since mid-November, but that nationwide lockdown measures will remain in effect (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Return to college campuses triggers warnings over Covid-19's spread, financial motives
New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention throws cold water on the notion that big colleges and universities can contain the coronavirus' spread on campus and the communities where they reside, raising an important question: Why are so many schools so gung ho when it comes to bringing students back for the spring semester? The CDC's Jan. 9 report, Opening of Large Institutions of Higher Education and County-Level COVID-19 Incidence, found that counties with the largest colleges… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Hilary Burns Source Type: news

Schools can now be used as vaccine centers. But does it help given the shortage?
Schools can be used as vaccine centers under new guidelines, but they'll have to apply for the role, and the bigger issue remains the shortage of vaccine doses. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

VIRUS TODAY: Biden tightens virus rules, boosts vaccinations
President Joe Biden is putting into play his national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks — including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Return to college campuses triggers warnings over Covid-19's spread, financial motives
A new CDC did not identify individual schools or counties where Covid-19 is most problematic, although it implied financial incentives appear to be clouding the decisions of whether to allow students and faculty to return to campus. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Hilary Burns Source Type: news

Nigeria: Mixed Grill Over Reopening of Schools
[Vanguard] Finally, the Federal Government last week gave the go ahead that schools at all levels could reopen from January 18 after days of pressure and suspense as to the appropriateness or otherwise of doing so. To say the government was under intense pressure from those opposed to the reopening and those in support, would be an understatement. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Jan. 21
U.S. President Joe Biden has outlined his COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and increase the use of masks — including a requirement that Americans mask up for travel. International travellers entering the U.S. will need to quarantine on arrival. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Biden COVID-19 strategy requires masks be worn for travel
President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Biden puts forth virus strategy, requires mask use to travel
President Joe Biden is putting forth a national COVID-19 strategy to ramp up vaccinations and testing, reopen schools and businesses and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden's COVID-19 plan: Masks, testing, more vaccine supplies
President Joe Biden is rolling out a national strategy to fight COVID-19, reopen the nation’s schools and restart the U.S. economy (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Biden issuing pandemic plan that aims to expand access to testing and vaccines, reopen schools
Aspects of the plan are intended to steer more money to states and make travel safe. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Randomized trials could help to return children safely to schools - study
(University of Birmingham) Schools are closing again in response to surging levels of COVID-19 infection, but staging randomized trials when students eventually return could help to clarify uncertainties around when we should send children back to the classroom, according to a new study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges, DfE (updated 20th January 2021)
Information for schools and colleges about how they can start to test pupils and students from January. 20 January 2021Added information about updates coming shortly. 15 December 2020First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some schools to return to in-person learning as Ontario sees 2,655 new COVID-19 cases
Ontario reported another 2,655 cases of COVID-19 and 89 more deaths of people with the illness on Wednesday, as the government said it is expanding its workplace enforcement effort to include farming operations and essential businesses in the service sector. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Rollout of daily testing of close contacts paused in English schools
More work is needed to understand its benefits in schools in England given the new variant, health officials say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Parents Support'Teens Helping Teens' Mental Health Programs at Schools: Poll
Title: Many Parents Support'Teens Helping Teens'Mental Health Programs at Schools: PollCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/20/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - January 20, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Many Parents Support Peer Mental Health Programs at Schools
Majority of parents say peers would understand teens'problems better than adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Many Parents Support ‘ Teens Helping Teens ’ Mental Health Programs at Schools: Poll
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: 1,610 Covid-related deaths reported in new daily high - as it happened
This live blog is now closed.For coronavirus updates from around the world, head to our global live blogEnglish schools may reopen regionally, medical chief suggestsCovid-related care home deaths in England jump by 46%Two-thirds of residents at Lincolnshire care home die in Covid outbreakCoronavirus – latest global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage6.21pmGMTRelated:Coronavirus live news: China builds quarantine centre for 4,000 people; Germany extends lockdown6.03pmGMTThe EU ’s ambassador to the UK,João Vale de Almeida, has described the problems being faced by British seafood producers exporting to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Boris Johnson Science Infectious diseases NHS Health Medical research Microbiology Education Schools Source Type: news

Schools may reopen region by region, says medical adviser
Top medical adviser suggests schools in England may reopen region by region after lockdown. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Parents Support Peer Mental Health Programs at Schools
TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Parents recognize the potential benefits of peer support programs for mental health in schools but have some concerns, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health.. Sarah J. Clark,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended
Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Education Ministry Cancels Mask Orders
[Addis Fortune] The Ministry of Education has cancelled the contract it gave to five plants at industrial parks to supply 50 million face masks to be disbursed to schools after the plants supplied a little over half of the order. Regional education bureaus were informed about sourcing the face masks that were planned to be disbursed across 46,000 primary and secondary schools. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings, DfE (updated 18th January 2021)
What all special schools and other specialist settings will need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 18 January 2021'Guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers and alternative provision during the national lockdown'updated with information about attendance, recording and remote education expectations. 14 January 2021 Published additional guidance for special schools, specialist post-16 providers, and alternative provision (including hospital schools) during the national lockdown. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beutner presses for L.A. schools to become COVID-19 vaccine centers
L.A. schools Supt. Austin Beutner pushes for schools to become vaccine centers, which also would become part of his plan to open campuses safely. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

L.A. schools should become COVID-19 vaccine centers, Beutner says
Beutner said the district has been involved in discussions with state and county officials, but things "are not moving as quickly as we'd like." (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 - How Prepared Are Nigerian Universities As Schools Resume?
[Premium Times] The Federal Government has directed schools to resume on Monday even as COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the nation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: As Schools Resume Today...
[This Day] The authorities must ensure that students and teachers adhere to the Covid-19 safety protocols (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Concerns Mount As Nigerian Schools Reopen Today Amid Rising Covid-19 Cases
[This Day] As learning institutions reopen today, concerns continue to rise following an insistence by teachers that necessary measures have not been put in place in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols established by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda: Covid-19 - All Schools in Kigali Closed for Two Weeks
[New Times] Effective Monday, January 18, all nursery, primary and secondary schools will be closed in the City of Kigali, the Ministry of Education has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An application of the Measures of Criminal Activities and Attitudes Scale (MCAA) to identify learners at risk in secondary schools - Prinsloo J.
Behavioural misconduct by learners in schools is very topical in South Africa. Behaviours such as intimidation, threats, taunting, violence, abuse and bullying is counter-productive to learners' constitutional rights to a safe and conducive educational... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Correction to: different approaches to address bullying in KiVa schools: adherence to guidelines, strategies implemented, and outcomes obtained - Johander E, Turunen T, Garandeau CF, Salmivalli C.
Correction to: Prevention Science https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-020-01178-4 The original version of this article unfortunately contained a mistake in Table 1. The values under ICC row were invertently changed to ".17 and.58", instead of ".17 and.12"... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Documentary Calls Out Stereotypes, Issues Urgent Call-To-Action For A Black Male Physician Pipeline
The documentary "Black Men in White Coats" advocates for a stronger Black male physician pipeline to better serve Black communities and reduce healthcare disparities. Many of the top medical schools will show the film and facilitate conversation that may lead to change. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sheila Callaham, Contributor Tags: Diversity & Inclusion /diversity-inclusion Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Children ’s Screen Time Has Soared in the Pandemic, Alarming Parents and Researchers
“There will be a period of epic withdrawal,” warned one addiction specialist, once schools, activities and social life return to normal. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Children and Childhood Computer and Video Games Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Addiction (Psychology) Habits and Routines (Behavior) Mobile Applications Social Media Source Type: news

Rapid tests coming to 2 Montreal high schools with hopes of detecting COVID-19 faster
By deploying rapid COVID-19 tests in two Montreal high schools, the hope is that infections will be detected and contained even before symptoms appear. If it works, the method could be more widely used in Quebec schools. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news