Month: March 2021

Although up to 20% of known pregnancies end in loss, people who’ve experienced miscarriage still often feel a sense of shame and stigma. A powerful way to combat stigma is through writing. Many people have shared their miscarriage stories in personal books that navigate the emotions of pregnancy loss. A number of guides from mental
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Scientists at UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley and UCLA have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to jointly launch an early phase, first-in-human clinical trial of a CRISPR gene correction therapy in patients with sickle cell disease using the patient’s own blood-forming stem cells. The trial will combine CRISPR technology developed at Innovative Genomics
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Too often, contends UMass Lowell faculty researcher Brenna Morse, children with complex chronic medical conditions spend days in the hospital undergoing tests for what could be a simple diagnosis. The challenges include, she says, some children with medical complexities, such as severe neurological conditions and functional impairments, cannot easily signal that they are in pain
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Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have developed a new framework for different factors influencing how a child’s brain is “wired” to learn to read before kindergarten. This may help pediatric providers identify risks when the brain is most responsive to experiences and interventions. This “eco-bio-developmental” model of emergent literacy, described in the journal
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Ekaterina Goncharova via Getty ImagesChores can help prevent children from growing up with a sense of entitlement.  A few days ago, I was watching the Netflix documentary “Operation Varsity Blues,” which takes a deep dive into the 2019 college admissions scandal, and I was floored, once again, by the entitlement on display at every level
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My husband and I had no trouble coming up with hundreds of potential baby names. We struggled with what their last names should be. On paper, it might look like I have a blended family. My eldest daughter has my last name, and her younger sister has my husband’s. But I’m not divorced, I haven’t
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A review of more than 20 studies by researchers at Arizona State University and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, suggests that nonalcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD) is a growing dietary problem for children across the globe. The prevalence of fatty-liver disease is escalating not only in adults, but also
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The “terrible twos” got nothin’ on life with a “threenager” ― or so parents of 3-year-olds would have you believe. It may seem surprising that someone so small could pack so much attitude, but threenagers prove it’s possible with their angst and emotional volatility. For parents dealing with this phase, Twitter offers a welcome escape.
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Image: Shutterstock A Valentine need not necessarily be a sweetheart or a crush. Children share precious bonds with parents, grandparents, siblings, and best buddies who can be their Valentine. Your little one can express their love for the people who are close to their hearts. Read through this post for some Valentine’s poems for kids
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An ‘astonishing’ deficit of data about how the global boom in educational technology could help pupils with disabilities in low and middle-income countries has been highlighted in a new report. Despite widespread optimism that educational technology, or ‘EdTech’, can help to level the playing field for young people with disabilities, the study found a significant
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StockPlanets via Getty ImagesThe American Academy of Pediatrics has offered new guidelines on camps in summer 2021.  The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidelines about summer camps amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing that “safe camp participation” is possible — and can offer real benefits to children — if certain mitigation measures are followed.
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Spies have all kinds of fancy gadgets, equipment, and tricks to help them accomplish their missions. They find out secrets, solve riddles, and discover confidential plans without getting caught. We’ve all wished we had some of their skills and tools at some point, and today our wish is granted! We’ll show you many spy hacks
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Crying is a significant form of communication for babies since it lets them express hunger, pain, and tiredness. However, it is not uncommon for babies to sometimes cry for no apparent reason. A baby may display random fake crying or may even do so for a specific purpose, which most
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Child development can be vastly improved by providing pregnant women and caregivers of children with an integrated intervention that consists of improved water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH), nutrition, mental health care and lead exposure prevention, says a study conducted in Bangladesh. Published this March in BMJ Global Health, the study noted that children in low- and
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Purple and violet have a special place among the colors. These colors are often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, and power. Naming babies after these colors has gained popularity nowadays, as parents search for unique and different names for their babies. Names carry your child’s identity throughout their life, and
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Image Source via Getty ImagesIt’s unclear how babies might feel about the herbs and spices that also bear their names. American parents famously draw baby name inspiration from a variety of sources ― including edible ones. Over the years, fruit and vegetable names such as Apple and Kale have appeared in the popularity charts and on
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