Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded a $2 million grant from the state of California to study a precision medicine approach to screening children for adverse childhood experiences. The three-year grant–part of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine–was announced by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, in partnership with the Office of
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The sentences that come out of children’s mouths are truly original. That’s why Lacey Ellis created the LittleHoots app, which allows parents to easily document and archive their children’s funny malapropisms, one-liners and more. She also collects highlights from the app on social media and in a weekly newsletter. Needless to say, there are a
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Play is an essential activity for your newborn since it allows them to explore their environment and exercise their skills. Playtime also provides an excellent opportunity to bond with your baby and even learn more about their personalities. You may use toys and other baby-safe props at home to have
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Scientists have revealed a potential mechanism for how traumatic brain injury leads to neurodegenerative diseases, according to a study in fruit flies, and rat and human brain tissue, published today in eLife. The results could aid the development of treatments that halt the progression of cell damage after brain injury, which can otherwise lead to
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A child’s baby teeth or primary teeth are important even though they eventually fall off. They help the child chew, enable speech development, and guide permanent teeth into appropriate positions (1). You must brush a toddler’s teeth twice a day as soon as their first tooth erupts (2). Early oral
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Today The Lundquist Institute announced that its investigators contributed data from several studies, including data on Hispanics, African-Americans and East Asians, to the international MAGIC collaboration, composed of more than 400 global academics, who conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter. Now published in Nature Genetics, their findings demonstrate that expanding
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Botox is a trade and generic name for an injectable medication prepared from a purified neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. Some of the other names of the toxin include botulin A, botulinum A, and onabotulinumtoxinA. The botulin toxin is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, also known as the
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How does the switch to a high-deductible health plan affect children with asthma? A new study led by researchers at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute suggests that enrollment in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) may not be associated with changes in asthma medication use or asthma exacerbations when medications are exempt from the deductible.
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes lower respiratory tract infections. Although this may infect anyone at any age, RSV infection is common in babies under two years of age. Signs and symptoms may vary from mild, cold-like symptoms to severe, life-threatening breathing problems due to complications. Read this post to know
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Australian scientists have found what could prove to be a new and effective way to treat a particularly aggressive blood cancer in children. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. Despite dramatic improvements in the survival of children with ALL over past several decades, children who develop ‘high risk’
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Jennefer Zacarias / EyeEm via Getty ImagesWhen it comes to U.S. baby names, the popularity rankings don’t change too dramatically from year to year, but there were a few interesting shifts between 2019 and 2020. The data is in! The U.S. Social Security Administration has released its official list of the most popular baby names
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An environment in which family members support one another and express their feelings can reduce the effects of social deprivation on cognitive ability and development among adopted children, suggests a small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In contrast, rule-driven households where family members are in conflict may increase an adopted child’s
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