Kids' Learning Isn't Affected By Repeated Sick Days with Minor Illnesses
Repeated sick days with infections and fevers don't impact kids' ability to learn.
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“The decisive factor is therefore the severity of the disease, but not necessarily the number of sick days,” says Ole Koler-Forsberg, a medical doctor and Ph.D. student from Aarhus University who was one of the researchers behind the study.
“The study ought to reassure those parents who find that their young children are often sick,” Dr. Kohler-Forsberg continues. “Our findings indicate that as long as we ‘only’ have a case of less severe infections, and even though the child is definitely ill and requires medicine, the child’s cognitive development is not at risk.”
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