Month: November 2020

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers between the ages of one and three years need 11 to 14 hours of sleep (1). The sleeping hours are distributed between their daytime naps and nighttime sleep. However, the bulk of their sleep consists of nighttime sleep, thus making it essential to maintain a bedtime routine for toddlers
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), continues to spread across the globe. To date, there are over 62.6 million infections and more than 1.45 million related deaths recorded globally. Many studies have shown that asymptomatic carriers can spread the virus even if they do not manifest any
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Nov 27 2020 A Monash University project will look at reducing the long-term risk of adolescent mental health problems by enhancing parents’ ability to support their children throughout the pandemic. A digital mental health project led by researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Information Technology, received a
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 Can schools safely remain open or reopen during periods of significant community spread of COVID-19? According to predictions from a model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the school setting, yes – if appropriate precautions are followed both in school and in the community. The study results are published in
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Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s say researchers, who warn against the “unintended consequences of pandemic control measures”. Research led by Dr Rachel Isba from Lancaster University, Dr Rachel Jenner from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, and Dr Marc Auerbach from Yale University analyzed
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 In the most comprehensive analysis to date of U.S. children tested and treated for COVID-19, an organization representing seven of the nation’s largest pediatric medical centers reports that some groups of children are faring significantly worse than children in general during the pandemic. Findings from the PEDSnet organization–which
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 Research indicates that starting school later in the morning yields health and academic benefits for high schoolers, whose natural body clock tends toward late-to-bed, late-to-rise habits. While parents raise concerns about drowsy driving, irritation and impaired school performance, a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 A new educational framework and toolkit will be launched in the UK and Ireland this week to improve training and guidance for those providing palliative and end of life care for children to establish a set of core principles of practice and standardize children’s palliative care learning for
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Teething usually marks the beginning of the transition from breast milk or formula to solids. However, the teething period can be uncomfortable and bothersome for the young one. Along with several issues, such as gum pain, drooling rash, and disturbed sleep, your baby may also experience diarrhea. As a first-time
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A new paper from the Department of Psychiatry and the Population Health program at University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center, proposes a framework for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment. Entitled “Eliminating Defects in Behavioral Health Treatment,” the paper was published online on Nov. 19 in the journal
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 Eighty to 90% of adolescents benefit from lasting weight loss following bariatric surgery, and most experience the remission of obesity-related complications such as elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and musculoskeletal pain, among others. In a new study published in Obesity, researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorado
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE If your four-month-old baby suddenly wakes up often at night and experiences difficulties falling back to sleep, they might be experiencing sleep regression. Your baby’s sleep patterns change suddenly at this age. Anecdotal evidence suggests that sleep regression is real and can be difficult for parents and caretakers to handle,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 23 2020 Results of a new study show that opioid overdose deaths involving more than one substance (polysubstances) are more common than opioid-only overdose deaths among youth. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction, the data shows that cocaine and other stimulants like crystal methamphetamine are
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, have been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to further illuminate the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 19 2020 When young people act out sexually in ways that are harmful to others or themselves, the stigma surrounding the issue can be paralyzing for everyone affected. However, data shows that treatment for problematic sexual behavior in youth is highly effective. Faculty members at the University of Oklahoma Health
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