Month: August 2020

Computed tomography (CT) is used at a higher rate than ultrasound in children with developmental and cognitive impairments to diagnose appendicitis, even though CT scans increase radiation risk in smaller bodies. Additionally, these children have higher rates of postoperative emergency room visits and hospital readmissions after undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy (surgical removal of appendix) than children
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WONDERFUL IDEAS FOR THE IDEAL BREAKFAST Hey friend! Did you know that breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day? As we get up in the morning, this is the meal that really energizes us to start the day right. Today we’ve put together a wonderful video with the most creative and
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Almost since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers have raised worries that the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) could be transmitted to infants born to infected mothers via breastmilk. As a result, these mothers face conflicting advice on breastfeeding, with many organizations advising them to continue breastfeeding as long as they observe
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Nationally, rates of early childhood caries, or tooth decay, among Hispanic, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander children are almost double those of white children, making it the most prevalent chronic disease among these populations–occurring five times as frequently as asthma. Researchers at Northern Arizona University have been working on a major study
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 20 2020 Air pollution is the world’s leading environmental risk factor, and causes more than nine million deaths per year. New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation shows air pollution may play a role in the development of cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Importantly, the effects were reversible
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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may cause severe disease in high-risk people, including the elderly, people with underlying health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes, and those with weakened immune systems. Though most children and adolescents seem to be spared by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, a
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In the most comprehensive study of COVID-19 pediatric patients to date, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers provide critical data showing that children play a larger role in the community spread of COVID-19 than previously thought. In a study of 192 children ages 0-22, 49 children tested positive for
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Long tail, muscular torso, and blazing fast running speed, horses truly outstand several mammals. Their graceful physique and ability to run long distances make them the center of attraction for children. You can nurture your child’s interest and affection for horses by sharing some interesting facts about these beautiful animals.
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Adding corticosteroids to standard intravenous (IV) immunoglobulin treatment for children with Kawasaki disease judged to be at higher risk of developing blood vessel complications made initial treatment more successful and prevented these complications. According to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association, an open access journal of the American Heart
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New research from the CHILD Cohort Study has shed light on the influence of vitamin D supplementation on a baby’s developing gut microbiome. The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby’s microbiome–notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas–at three months of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 18 2020 A new study reports that the risk of being involved in car crashes increases for those diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, looked specifically at the rate of car crashes by
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Aug 17 2020 Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have added to the growing body of understanding about how hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is not a possible defense against COVID-19. Specifically, they found that HCQ is not effective in preventing COVID-19 in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA), suggesting a broader interpretation
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