Month: September 2021

Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapy that shows promise against a deadly pediatric leukemia. The small-molecule therapy was highly effective in fighting a type of acute myeloid leukemia in both in vitro and in vivo experiments, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine in September. The therapy, named MS67, causes the degradation of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sensory play is a set of activities that stimulate a child’s senses and strengthens them. It involves any game or activity where the child uses touch, sight, taste, smell, and hearing to learn from their immediate environment (1). As babies step into toddlerhood at the age of 12 months, they
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A new community-based approach to helping children manage their asthma symptoms will launch in up to 40 public, charter, and parochial schools across the Bronx, and enroll 416 students aged 4-12 years old. The five-year study, titled Evaluation of the Asthma Management Program to Promote Activity for Students in Schools (Asthma-PASS), is supported by a
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breast pads or nursing pads are useful accessories for lactating mothers. Nursing pads go inside the bras and soak up leaking milk. Mothers may experience milk leakage between feedings when their nipples rub against clothing, during sexual interaction, or when they hear the baby cry. Milk leakage is a normal
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The presence of greenspaces near homes and schools is strongly associated with improved physical activity and mental health outcomes in kids, according to a massive review of data from nearly 300 studies. Published online Sept. 29 in the journal Pediatrics, the review conducted by Washington State University and University of Washington scientists highlights the important
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an inherited disorder of the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are located above the kidneys, and they produce three types of hormones. Cortisol: Regulates energy, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels and helps in recovery from severe illnesses Aldosterone: Regulates the amount of salt and water
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A new systemic review found that all studies reported benefits when using virtual reality (VR) to manage psychological distress in adolescents. These benefits occurred across a range of treatment scenarios, according to the study published in the peer-reviewed journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. Adolescents face unique life challenges relating to puberty, schooling, self-identity, intimate
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Pancake, also known as flapjack or griddlecake, is a fluffy, soft starch-based dish that people usually eat for breakfast. One can make sweet or savory pancakes using different flours and other ingredients, such as egg, milk, and butter. Since pancakes are easy to make and customizable, you may consider adding
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With the new school year comes a time-honored tradition: picture day. For many parents with young children, there’s little hope for frame-worthy school photos as it seems they always take place right after kids run around at recess or spill all over themselves at lunch. The photographers taking these masterpieces also seem to have a
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IN THIS ARTICLE Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. A toddler is considered overweight when their weight is higher than the average weight for toddlers of their age. A healthy weight trajectory is one in which the toddler’s height and weight increase proportionally as they grow. When toddlers deviate from their healthy weight
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Taking medicines and children often don’t fit in the same sentence. Getting your toddler to take medicines can sometimes turn out to be an energy-draining experience that you might have to go through. Toddlers usually tend to be fussy when taking medicines due to palatability issues such as taste, texture,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Intussusception is a condition in which one part of the intestine slides or telescopes inside the other part. This may occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the junction between small and large intestines (ileocecal junction) often has a higher risk of telescoping than other segments. Intussusception can cause intestinal
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Nutritious breakfast and lunch linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils across the age spectrumInclude good nutrition in public health strategies for kids’ mental health, urge researchers. Higher fruit and veg intake are significantly associated with better mental health in secondary school children, while a nutritious breakfast and lunch is linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils
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