Month: January 2021

Childhood trauma could affect the trajectory of multiple sclerosis development and response to treatment in adulthood, a new study in mice found. Mice that had experienced stress when young were more likely to develop the autoimmune disorder and less likely to respond to a common treatment, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign found. However,
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One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure. But in this case, we can turn our own garbage into treasures! Let’s make some awesome things using plastic bottles, cardboard boxes, straws, cans, and other things we didn’t think we needed. To begin, we’ll show you how to bake a delicious fruit pie using an empty can!
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE A baby’s delicate and soft scalp can easily get irritated or dry, and thus, dry scalp in babies is pretty common. Although a dry scalp looks similar to cradle cap, it is slightly different, and cradle cap is often the underlying cause for a dry scalp with white flakes. Dry
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breast milk jaundice is a type of neonatal jaundice associated with breast milk. The condition usually occurs due to substances in the breast milk that inhibit the body’s ability to breakdown bilirubin, leading to jaundice. Newborns usually develop breast milk jaundice after the first week of life. Read this post
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Simulation can be a viable way to quickly evaluate and refine new medical guidelines and educate hospital staff in new procedures, a recent study from UT Southwestern’s Department of Pediatrics shows. The findings, published recently in the journal Pediatric Quality and Safety and originally shaped around new COVID-19-related pediatric resuscitation procedures at UTSW and Children’s
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Flaxseeds or linseeds are among the richest natural sources of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), an essential fatty acid. The seeds also contain dietary fiber and several functional compounds that improve long-term health. One can use flaxseeds whole, powdered, or in the form of cold-pressed flaxseed oil. Experts recommend regular consumption of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Potty training is a significant milestone in a child’s life. Usually, children aren’t fully trained for bowel movements until the age of three. However, it is normal for potty-trained children to experience potty training regression due to various reasons. Read this post to learn more about the signs that a
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The moment your newborn arrives, your life changes. Everything seems so magical, from holding to cuddling them and feeling their soft skin. But what about calming down your baby when they get cranky and keep crying for hours? There are times when nothing seems to soothe your little one, even
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Parenting is about experiencing and appreciating the different milestones in your child’s life. One such milestone is teething, and after a few years, their primary or baby teeth give way to permanent teeth. However, there may be instances when this process may occur before time or delayed in some children.
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New research from the University of Iowa and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center demonstrates that offspring can be protected from the effects of prenatal stress by administering a neuroprotective compound during pregnancy. Working in a mouse model, Rachel Schroeder, a student in the UI Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience, drew a connection between the work
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By his third straight day of remote learning from home, my six year old could no longer fall asleep at night. He’s always been what’s called a “low sleep-needs” kid who pushed bedtime closer to 9 p.m., but this was different: He wanted to fall asleep, but couldn’t. He wasn’t stalling or pulling the usual
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cognitive skills are the mental abilities that we use to read, learn, understand, remember, and focus. We use these skills to process information and respond to it. But did you know that we acquire cognitive skills and develop them constantly when we are young? That’s right. Infants and toddlers keep
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