Month: June 2021

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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