Month: February 2021

Ahead of Rare Disease Day (28 February), four leading children’s research institutions on three continents are joining forces to decipher pediatric illnesses, including rare diseases, and find better treatments. The four pediatric hospitals — Boston Children’s Hospital; UCL Great Ormond Street Institute for Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital (London); the Murdoch Children’s Research
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Intestinal gas is a common problem in babies due to their immature digestive systems. It is also one of the leading causes of colic in infants (1). Excessive and uncontrollable crying, especially at night, is one of the prominent symptoms that indicate your baby is suffering from a gas problem.
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Children’s books have come a long way in terms of representing the diversity of the human experience, but we still have a ways to go. Plus-size kids in particular do not often see themselves represented in their literature. “Unfortunately, finding plus-size characters who are kind, genuine, adventurous, brave, clever, or all of the above in
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Molecules called microRNAs (miRNAs) that are measurable in urine have been identified by researchers at Mount Sinai as predictors of both heart and kidney health in children without disease. The epidemiological study of Mexican children was published in February in the journal Epigenomics. For the first time, we measured in healthy children the associations between
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Experts tout the benefits of making art for child development, but parents know the uncontrollable quantity of art kids are capable of creating. The funny moms and dads of Twitter often share their attempts to interpret their kids’ drawings, approaches to disposing of excess doodles, honest reviews and more. Below, we’ve rounded up 55 relatable
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Image: Shutterstock Children usually have a blast during their playtime and make their spick-and-span room messy in no time. Getting them to clean up the mess after their playtime is quite an uphill task for parents. Are you lost for ideas to make children clean up after their playtime? Besides offering them words of encouragement,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Have you noticed minute fluid-filled bumps on your baby’s lips? They could be lip blisters, which  are common in babies and usually resolve on their own. Although baby lip blisters do not pose a threat, they could be subtle signs of latching problems. Knowing the reason behind baby lip blisters
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Nulibry (fosdenopterin) for injection to reduce the risk of death due to Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency Type A, a rare, genetic,  metabolic disorder that typically presents in the first few days of life, causing intractable seizures, brain injury and death. Today’s action marks the first FDA approval for
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Does your kid like to tattle? And not just on their friends and siblings, but on other adults? We’ve got advice for parents who hear “I’m telling” more often than they’d like. Kadyn Green is a compulsive tattler. The six-year-old in Edmonton has no scruples about squealing on anyone, from his younger brother and random
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Norovirus is a virus that spreads through contaminated food and water, leading to severe gastroenteritis, which causes diarrhea and vomiting (1). The virus is known by several names, such as stomach bug, vomiting bug, or winter vomiting bug. The norovirus infection is commonly referred to as food poisoning or stomach
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Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with moderate to large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may benefit from transcatheter PDA closure (TCPC) in the first four weeks of life, according to research published by Le Bonheur Cardiologist Ranjit Philip, MD, and Medical Director of Interventional Cardiac Imaging and Interventional Catheterization Laboratory Shyam Sathanandam, MD. Early PDA
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE You might have heard about the importance of breastfeeding from others, but only you can experience the true beauty of it when your baby latches onto your breast and starts to suckle. Breastfeeding is one of the most significant and emotional events of motherhood. It nourishes the baby and helps
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Rachel Luna/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesIn giving their new son the first name of August, Mandy Moore (pictured here in 2019) and her musician husband Taylor Goldsmith are part of a trend. It seems the baby name August is getting a boost of star power. On Saturday, Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, announced that they’ve named
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This is a mission for top secret agents. Are you one of them? Then check out the awesome spy hacks and ideas we have prepared for you today. These will help you accomplish your missions successfully! First, we’ll show you a very sneaky and effective way to hide your phone inside a juice box so
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While the amazing regenerative power of the liver has been known since ancient times, the cells responsible for maintaining and replenishing the liver have remained a mystery. Now, research from the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI) has identified the cells responsible for liver maintenance and regeneration while also pinpointing where they
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University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have developed two new rapid diagnostic tests for COVID-19 – one to detect COVID-19 variants and one to help differentiate with other illnesses that have COVID-19-like symptoms. The findings were recently published in the journal Bioengineering. Although many people are hopeful about COVID-19 vaccines, widespread vaccine distribution isn’t predicted
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Puberty looks different, in terms of both reproductive hormones and breast maturation, in girls with excess total body fat, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Previous studies found that girls with obesity start puberty and experience their first menstrual period earlier than girls with normal
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When your baby lets a number two slip during their evening dip, here’s how to avoid turning bathtime into a game of hot potato. The first time it happened, I’ll admit I laughed. The tiny rumble, the flurry of bubbles and, best of all, the sheepish grin as my six-month-old let out a burst of
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