Month: May 2021

Today The Lundquist Institute announced that its investigators contributed data from several studies, including data on Hispanics, African-Americans and East Asians, to the international MAGIC collaboration, composed of more than 400 global academics, who conducted a genome-wide association meta-analysis led by the University of Exeter. Now published in Nature Genetics, their findings demonstrate that expanding
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The size of your breasts may not determine the ability to breastfeed. Mothers with smaller breasts can have normal milk production since an increased milk supply occurs when there is high demand. Frequent feeding sessions can help women with smaller breasts create increased demand and milk supply to meet the
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Botox is a trade and generic name for an injectable medication prepared from a purified neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. Some of the other names of the toxin include botulin A, botulinum A, and onabotulinumtoxinA. The botulin toxin is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, also known as the
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An environment in which family members support one another and express their feelings can reduce the effects of social deprivation on cognitive ability and development among adopted children, suggests a small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In contrast, rule-driven households where family members are in conflict may increase an adopted child’s
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Jennefer Zacarias / EyeEm via Getty ImagesWhen it comes to U.S. baby names, the popularity rankings don’t change too dramatically from year to year, but there were a few interesting shifts between 2019 and 2020. The data is in! The U.S. Social Security Administration has released its official list of the most popular baby names
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Dragon fruit (pitaya, pitahaya, or strawberry pear) is a tropical fruit grown and consumed in several parts of the world (1). The fruit comes in different varieties that usually have a red-colored, thick outer skin with green scales and a soft-textured pulp with numerous tiny, edible seeds embedded in it.
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praetorianphoto via Getty ImagesDoctors in Florida are warning that pediatric drownings are up 600% over last year.  As American families get ready for summer after a long and difficult year, the last thing parents want is another worry to stress over. But some doctors are sounding the alarm over a recent uptick in pediatric drownings
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While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children is relatively rare and usually mild, some have been known to return with a rare but serious, or even life-threatening, complication called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). These children present with gut symptoms followed by inflammatory symptoms in several organs and often cardiac damage. A new paper
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CEO Katherine Hay breaks down the surge in demand for support during the pandemic. Katherine Hay is the president and CEO of Kids Help Phone, which provides mental health support to youth across Canada. During the pandemic, her organization has seen a huge spike in calls, texts and online messages. Hay spoke to Toronto Life
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Uneven head shapes in babies are common due to their malleable skull bones. Pressure on the skull bones may result in distorted head shapes in many babies, and these changes may resolve over time. Some may require specific homecare or helmets to have a normal head shape. However, uneven head
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