Month: April 2021

SolStock via Getty ImagesOnly-child families are on the rise, but parents say their choices are still looked down on. Brenda Seltzer was still in the hospital, having just delivered her son, when her family started asking when she was going to have another one. “Everybody was like, ‘How long are you going to wait until
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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease. In short, the virus’ genome gets tagged with a special marker by a human enzyme
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I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I’ve considered medicating my kids to make the plane ride just a little easier for all of us. But is it the medically safe? Watch this video for tips from a MomDoc. Visit Children’s MomDocs (a blog by mom physicians at St Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE ‘What’s in a name?’ is an expression in popular parlance, but we know well enough the effect one’s name has on people. When someone has an exotic or foreign-sounding name, which is also difficult to pronounce, it piques the curiosity. It can also be a conversation starter in many situations,
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Using ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to map the brains of people with Down syndrome (DS), researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and other institutions detected subtle differences in the structure and function of the hippocampus–a region of the brain tied to memory and learning. Such detailed mapping, made possible
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Global rollout of vaccines to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is underway, with nine different vaccines approved for distribution by different countries. With four vaccines approved for distribution in the U.S., as of April 30, 2021, 29.9% of the U.S. population has now been fully vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2. However, even with ongoing vaccination programs, reports
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“Dirty 30.” “Thirty, flirty and thriving.” There are many quippy ways to describe this significant decade. But perhaps the best descriptions of this stage of life come from the funny and relentlessly honest folks on Twitter. Whether you’re getting stoked about home decor or feeling the pain of hangovers more than ever before, this time
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Researchers have created a new, open-access tool that allows doctors and scientists to evaluate infant brain health by assessing the concentration of various chemical markers, called metabolites, in the brain. The tool compiled data from 140 infants to determine normal ranges for these metabolites. Published in the journal NMR in Biomedicine, the study describes an
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After more than a year of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it has become clear that children are less susceptible to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), both in terms of the number of infections and the severity of illness. However, some children do develop severe disease as well as a host
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Children love to play and are curious to explore new things. They also start developing cognitively from a young age (1). Exposing them to different activities will help them play and learn at the same time. Several childhood activities enhance various skills in children. All you need to do is
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Older children and children with allergies or asthma were found to have greater odds of having persistent symptoms even months after recovery.   With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect many parts of the globe, our understanding of the short-term and acute effects of the disease has been growing, but its consequences on long-term health
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When we slowly emerged from the familiar fog of new parenthood, it occurred to me that I longed for the person my wife was before she was a mother. About a year after our son was born, my wife, Akiko, and I vowed that we would have a date night every month. It was the
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For the first time in published literature, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers showed that a variety of white blood cells known as eosinophils modify the respiratory barrier during influenza A (IAV) infection, according to a recent paper in the journal Cells. This research could have implications in
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Try these 15 super clever and down-to-earth #MomHacks to make the most of all those recyclables! 🌎 #EarthDay P.S. We think #5 is pure genius! What’s your favorite? Ep. 1 Grocery Shopping: https://youtu.be/SRsUyLr47_g Ep. 2 Arts & Crafts: https://youtu.be/vwMH9eJGTcU Ep. 3 Laundry Edition: https://youtu.be/qDJgt-sto-Q Ep. 4 The Holidays: https://youtu.be/_V0lVfYjLpQ Ep. 5 Bath Time: https://youtu.be/otWA2R-GUuI Ep.
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