Month: May 2021

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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While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children is relatively rare and usually mild, some have been known to return with a rare but serious, or even life-threatening, complication called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). These children present with gut symptoms followed by inflammatory symptoms in several organs and often cardiac damage. A new paper
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praetorianphoto via Getty ImagesDoctors in Florida are warning that pediatric drownings are up 600% over last year.  As American families get ready for summer after a long and difficult year, the last thing parents want is another worry to stress over. But some doctors are sounding the alarm over a recent uptick in pediatric drownings
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In a recently published epidemiological study in the European Journal of Epidemiology, researchers confirmed that the use of paracetamol during pregnancy led to an increased risk of children displaying symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Paracetamol use during pregnancy. Image Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock.com Previous studies on paracetamol use during pregnancy Paracetamol, which
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding is the ideal source of nourishment for all babies. However, some babies may be unable to feed from the breast for some reasons. In such cases, alternative feeding methods could be useful in providing expressed breast milk. Finger feeding is one of the methods to feed the baby when
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UC San Francisco researchers have found a way to double doctors’ accuracy in detecting the vast majority of complex fetal heart defects in utero – when interventions could either correct them or greatly improve a child’s chance of survival – by combining routine ultrasound imaging with machine-learning computer tools. The team, led by UCSF cardiologist
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As the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic approaches its eighteenth month, new variants of concern (VOCs) of the causative pathogen ’ severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) ’ continue to emerge all over the world. Some of these have exhibited heightened transmissibility, and potentially more virulence, than earlier strains. Most alarmingly, early evidence also
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Klaus Vedfelt/Getty When a person finally reveals they are pregnant to family and friends, they are immediately peppered with unsolicited advice and an endless stream of questions. “What’s your due date? Here’s the best place to buy maternity clothes. Check out my doctor; they’re the obstetrician you must use. Here’s the best pregnancy meal plan to follow.” Oof. The
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The University of Illinois Chicago has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as the principal site of a multi-center collaborative in the Chicago area that will bolster research and outreach to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. As part of the NIH’s Community Engagement Alliance, or CEAL, Against COVID-19 Disparities initiative, the UIC-led
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HuffPostSometimes postpartum mental health struggles manifest in bouts of anger.  May is Maternal Mental Health Month, so HuffPost Parenting and Wellness are shining a light on postpartum well-being. From how new moms handle those early days as parents while struggling with their own mental health to how to be there for friends and family, we’ve
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