Month: October 2020

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 In 2007, UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains. Twenty-six percent of the newborns in the study were found to have asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages, or bleeding in and around the brain. It was an unexpected finding
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020 University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) announced today that UH Cleveland Medical Center has been selected as a clinical trial site for the Phase 3 global study of an investigational vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, sponsored by AstraZeneca. The trial is funded by the National Institute of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Children with multiple islet autoantibodies – biological markers of autoimmunity — are more likely to progress to symptomatic type 1 diabetes (T1D) than those who remain positive for a single autoantibody. Now, new findings from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study in the U.S.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School. The projects, which target a diverse range of conditions–type 1 diabetes, asthma, frontotemporal dementia, deadly cancer-associated blood clots, and a rare congenital
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Did the ‘rona crash your Disney vacation? Cancelled plans are one of the most difficult parts of parenting during the coronavirus pandemic. Especially when those plans involve planning a Disney vacation. For some, this is a cancelled once-in-childhood (or lifetime!)
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Women with epilepsy who take the antiseizure drug valproic acid while pregnant are at more than double the risk of having children with autism spectrum disorder and nearly double the risk of having children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study in the October 28,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Motor skills play a major role in a baby’s development as they allow the infant to move independently. Rolling, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, and climbing fall under this category. Among these, standing is considered an important achievement since it forms the foundation for other vital motor skills, such as
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Teen-age boys exposed to pro-cannabis advertising and social media posts are more likely than female peers to associate marijuana use with improving sexual activity, new research from Washington State University suggests. Researchers found that the adolescent males expected cannabis users to be less inhibited and enjoy sex more,
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Image: Shutterstock Newborns cry right from the moment they take their first breath outside the mother’s womb. While the crying is both memorable and endearing for the parents, did you know they don’t shed a tear while crying? The lacrimal glands or the tear glands take time to produce adequate tears to shed while crying.
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For some, the pumpkin spice latte is life. For us, the literal pumpkin is life—specifically, the first year of life as a parent. Have you seen this weird internet trend: Halloween pumpkins giving birth? Apparently it’s a thing. So, obviously we decided to illustrate the joys of parenthood through, well, pumpkins. Welcome to the strangest article ever written.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Arizona-based Critical Path Institute (C-Path) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a multi-year grant by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance standards and methodologies designed to generate real-world evidence (RWE) from real-world data (RWD) through a neonatal pilot project through the International Neonatal
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Bringing your newborn home is one of the most exciting and scary times as a new parent. Will I ever get to sleep again?  How do I get my baby to sleep longer at night? Learning how to swaddle your
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Findings from a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published in the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, show that involving pediatric practices in the promotion of private well water testing can influence parental compliance. More than 43 million people living
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Banana is a carbohydrate-rich, all-season fruit with several varieties available in different sizes and colors (1). It is common for parents to feed ripe bananas to babies due to the fruit’s sweet taste, soft texture, and easy digestibility. Besides, they offer essential nutrients and bioactive compounds that could provide health
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