Blood tests during infancy could help to identify children more likely to become underweight in Tanzania

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Wafaie Fawzi is author on a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition that has found that Tanzanian infants (at 6 weeks) with elevated levels of antibodies to LPS and flagellin (potential markers of environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)) in their blood were approximately two times more likely to become underweight.  

To help kids get more sleep & feel better rested, researchers suggest limiting access to screens (small & big) in bedrooms

Steven Gortmaker, PhD, and Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH, have published a study in Pediatrics that found that kids who slept in rooms that had devices with electronic screens (smartphones, TV, etc.)  slept for shorter durations and were more likely to report that they received insufficient rest.

Rwanda Study Shows Children With HIV-Positive Caregivers Suffer Same Mental Health Problems as HIV-Positive Children

Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Theresa Betancourt, Sc.D., and colleagues have published a study in Pediatrics that suggests that HIV-affected children (those living with an HIV-positive caretaker) could benefit from the same type of policies and programs that have helped HIV-positive children.