Month: March 2021

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Wet-nursing is an old, alternative feeding practice where a mother breastfeeds a baby other than her own. Although it is also called cross-nursing, both are different. Wet-nursing is full-time breastfeeding of an infant other than one’s own, usually for money. On the other hand, cross-nursing is done occasionally by a
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TRICKY GIZMOS THAT WILL HELP YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR HOUSE Hello, everyone! Check out what we brought you today – lots of amazing gadgets for your house that can make your life easier. We tested all of them and sorted out the best ones for you. You can use a special cone when washing your
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Urine is usually clear or pale yellow with a mild smell. There could be moments when your baby’s urine may have a strong odor. Passing strong-smelling urine occasionally may not be a problem if your baby is well-hydrated and the urine has a pale color. However, persistent foul-smelling urine may
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Research has found that obesity and mental disorders such as depression and anxiety seem to often go hand in hand. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and collaborating institutions are providing new insights into this association by identifying and characterizing a novel neural circuit that mediates the reciprocal control of feeding and psychological states in
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Type 1 diabetes is the most common metabolic disease in children and adolescents worldwide. It can be particularly dangerous as often there is no diagnosis until severe and sometimes life-threatening symptoms have already developed. The new ‘SINT1A‘ study explores the potential of a specific probiotic to strengthen the immune system early-on   in children with
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Dehydration is a lack of adequate fluid in the body. It may occur due to reduced fluid intake and/or increased fluid loss from the body. Water is essential for several physiological functions, including bowel movements, urination, and sweating. Babies and toddlers are usually at a higher risk of dehydration, which
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Leigh syndrome is the most severe mitochondrial disease in children. It causes severe muscle weakness, movement defects, and intellectual disabilities. It usually leads to death within the first years of life. No causative treatment is currently available. One of the genes frequently mutated in patients is SURF1, which encodes for a protein involved in the
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There’s lots to consider when buying a kid’s mattress, but let’s start with the basics: When it comes to mattresses of any size—from crib to California king—your options are spring, foam and hybrid. Spring mattresses are firm and supportive, thanks to the steel coils inside. The number, gauge, shape and positioning of the coils varies
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding is a beautiful journey that most mothers wish to continue for long. However, in some cases, premature breastfeeding cessation may occur due to some reasons. In such instances, if a mother desires, she could resume nursing through relactation. Relactation is the process of establishing breast milk supply after it
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A pediatric heart transplant procedure pioneered by Canadian doctors–once deemed impossible–has been shown to be at least as effective as the traditional approach, according to newly published research in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. ABO-incompatible heart transplantation was developed in the mid-1990s, after a Canadian transplant team led by Lori West realized that infants
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Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new indication for Myrbetriq (mirabegron extended-release tablets) and Myrbetriq Granules (mirabegron for extended-release oral suspension) to treat neurogenic detrusor overactivity (NDO), a bladder dysfunction related to neurological impairment, in children ages three years and older. Myrbetriq is also indicated for overactive bladder in adult patients. Today’s
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tantrums, screaming, aggression, defiance, mood swings, etc., — you will have to deal with all these if you have a toddler. Dealing with these can be challenging and can give you a hard time, but know that they are all signs of healthy development in your toddler. As your dependant
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Power pumping or cluster pumping is a breast pumping technique that mimics frequent feeding sessions with minimal breaks (cluster feeding). This may increase the milk letdown and stimulate breast milk production by emptying the breasts frequently. Power pumping may boost the milk supply in some women, while some may require
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The Lupus Research Alliance proudly announces two exceptional recipients of the 2020 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity: Jacques Banchereau, PhD and Ignacio Sanz, MD. Both projects funded by this grant are investigating different mechanisms altered in lupus patients that induce an autoimmune response. Their findings could lead to the
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