Month: August 2020

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 31 2020 COVID-19 is disrupting just about every student’s 2020 education, but medical students have it particularly hard right now. “It’s a nightmare scenario for the class of 2021,” said Jake Berg, a fourth-year student at the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville. In March, students were abruptly pulled
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 26 2020 A team led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has taken an important step forward in the goal of developing a potential treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common form of chronic liver disease. There are currently no approved medications for NAFLD, but in
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020 Breast milk strengthens a child’s immune system, supporting the intestinal flora. These facts are common knowledge. But how does this work? What are the molecular mechanisms behind this phenomenon? And why is this not possible the same way with bottle feeding? The reasons were unknown until a team
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Artificial intelligence, or “supervised machine learning,” could help identify which well-appearing infants with fever, who are 60 days old or younger, are at low risk for a serious bacterial infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Accurate risk determination could reduce unnecessary lumbar puncture, antibiotics and hospitalizations for these infants, as well as decreasing
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020 The data of 61,751 pregnant women, out of approximately 100,000 collected by the Japan Environment and Children’s Study analyzed the association between the maternal usage of insecticides and insect repellents during pregnancy and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. The Koshin Unit Center at Shinshu University played a central role in this
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 28 2020 Over 1,000 children from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, known as ‘COVID Warriors’ have had their antibodies measured in the UK-wide trial called ‘Seroprevalence of SARS-Cov-2 infection in healthy children’. The findings have been published today (Friday 28 August) as a pre-print on the server medRxiv. The
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. In this day and age children are influenced heavily by so many things outside of the home. For most adults, it’s very different from how they remember growing up. With biracial families becoming more and more prominent, the task of
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. “Boys have penises and girls have vaginas” was one of the most popular and comical movie quotes of the early 1990s. Teaching children about their private parts is no new business. It’s not a trend or the forward-thinking millennial mom
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. The end of last school year and beginning of the next echo the same giant question: What do we do now? Moms who relied on a couple of weeks of camp to teach kids a skill, expand their points of
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Let’s admit it. Bedtime routines can oftentimes become a bit of a power struggle. Kids don’t want to brush their teeth, they don’t want to put on pajamas and they definitely don’t want to go to bed. But never underestimate
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