Many parents want their children to learn to play a musical instrument — in theory. But the reality might have them questioning that desire. Living with a beginner and having to hear them practice the violin or trumpet can be tough. And don’t even get parents started on the sounds of those godforsaken recorders schools
Thought LeadersDr. Justin WagnerPediatric SurgeonUCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Justin Wagner about Robin, the social companion robot, and how it is improving children’s hospital experiences. Please can you introduce your work and tell us about what led you to carry out this study? Robin is a social companion robot
Do you like the fantastic decorations of the desserts that appear on TV or on social networks? Today, you will learn many food hacks and decoration tricks to learn how to decorate your desserts and cookies like a professional. All of these ideas are easy to do and will raise the bar for your food.
An international team of researchers, led by scientists at University of California San Diego and Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, has broadened and deepened understanding of how inherited retinal dystrophies (IRDs) affect different populations of people and, in the process, have identified new gene variants that may cause the diseases. The findings
New research on obesity and chronic pain in adolescents uncovers sex differences with troubling implications for female teenagers with these conditions. The researchers will present their findings virtually at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine conference. Over 21% of those ages 12–19 in the U.S. have obesity. The U.S.
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE From a newborn, your child is now a toddler! Time flies by, doesn’t it? Your toddler is growing quickly and is developing their own personality, opinions, likes, and dislikes. They are also increasingly becoming more aware of their surroundings. To allow ample space and opportunity for their growth and development,
Oxygen-deprived newborns who undergo cooling therapy to protect their brains are at an elevated risk of seizures and brain damage during the rewarming period, which could be a precursor of disability or death, a new study by a team of researchers led by a UT Southwestern pediatrician suggests. The finding, published online in JAMA Neurology,
Image: Shutterstock Are you wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your adorable little munchkin? After the cards, bouquets, chocolates, and decorations, Valentine’s Day is also a great time to snuggle up under the blanket with your children and watch a movie. What could be a better way to teach them about the meaning of
Hirurg via Getty Images You might be surprised where COVID-19 is and isn’t spreading. The types of places that carry the biggest risk for COVID-19 transmission have changed over time ― partly because experts have learned more about how the virus works and partly because the virus itself has changed. The delta variant is more
Christopher Manzo, a boy with curly brown hair and bright-blue-and-yellow glasses, has lived a third of his five years at home because of the pandemic. And he is more than ready for kindergarten. Hand in hand with his mother, Martha Manzo, he walks into the Blind Children’s Center, a low-rise building nestled among apartment complexes
Many times we want to do something fun while we have free time. And this time, we recommend that you use all your creativity to create your own jewelry and stationary objects. You can do everything with your own hands. You just have to use your 3D pen ingeniously. With all these decorating hacks, you
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A child’s mind is like a blank paper. Everything we say or do leaves an imprint on them, sometimes lasting a lifetime. Preschool is the time when we prepare children to explore a whole new life, and they might need a morale boost. Words of encouragement at an early stage
Only 15 percent of adults who became unemployed in North Carolina during the pandemic gained Medicaid coverage, though the rate was higher in the state’s more socially vulnerable counties. Within the first few months of the pandemic, the US unemployment rate skyrocketed from 3.8 percent in February 2020 to 13 percent in April 2020, quickly
As the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spread far and wide after its emergence in China, restrictions on social interactions, travel, leisure activities, and business interactions led to significant difficulties with meeting people in-person for the purpose of healthcare, unless for emergencies. Elective treatments, for example, were mostly postponed. A new study published
Irina Marwan via Getty Images Everyone has a favorite Halloween candy, from chocolatey M&Ms to pucker-inducing Sour Patch Kids ― or my personal favorite, Reese’s peanut butter cups. But if you’re feeling guilty about doling out bags full of sugar to the kids in your neighborhood, you only have a couple of options: Be the
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Uses of facial images and facial recognition technologies – to unlock a phone or in airport security – are becoming increasingly common in everyday life. But how do people feel about using such data in healthcare and biomedical research? Through surveying over 4,000 US adults, researchers found that a significant proportion of respondents considered the
The emotional connection between a mother and her newborn baby can lay the foundation for the child’s development and the family’s outcomes. But poor mental health after giving birth can make it difficult for a mother to form this connection, known as mother-infant bonding. Given the rise of depression and anxiety symptoms due to the
PeopleImages via Getty Images Adults who have depression or a schizophrenia spectrum disorder are now eligible for a Pfizer booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has included some mood disorders on its list of underlying conditions that can increase a person’s risk of becoming severely ill if they are infected with COVID-19.
An artificial intelligence (AI)-based technology rapidly diagnoses rare disorders in critically ill children with high accuracy, according to a report by scientists from University of Utah Health and Fabric Genomics, collaborators on a study led by Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. The benchmark finding, published in Genomic Medicine, foreshadows the next phase of medicine,