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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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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Gladiator names have gained popularity for several reasons. These names justify the strength, valor, and concrete virtues of swordsmanship. Gladiators were skilled combatants from the Roman era who used to get involved in confrontations with other gladiators, killers, and even wild, uncontrollable animals. Evolving from Roman martial ethics, gladiators were
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A team of scientists from the Washington University, in St. Louis, USA, has recently conducted a survey to analyze factors responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination hesitancy among US citizens. The study findings reveal that public willingness to vaccination can likely be improved by allowing them to select vaccine brands and locations. In contrast,
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Results from the VOYAGE study of dupilumab (Dupixent) showed that the monoclonal antibody significantly reduced exacerbations in children ages 6-11 with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe asthma, compared to placebo, according to research presented at the ATS 2021 International Conference. VOYAGE (NCT02948959) is a recently completed randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind multicenter phase 3 clinical trial, that took place in
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Follow-up data from the landmark SPRINT study of the effect of high blood pressure on cardiovascular disease have confirmed that aggressive blood pressure management — lowering systolic blood pressure to less than 120 mm Hg — dramatically reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and death from these diseases, as well as death from all
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