Month: May 2019

Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault can impact brain development and behavior in children and young adults. Low socioeconomic status (L-SES) and the experience of traumatic stressful events (TSEs) were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such
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A team of researchers from Indiana University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have been awarded a $4.1 million National Cancer Institute “Cancer Moonshot” grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer in children and adolescents, especially those with leukemia. The research promises to achieve more effective, better targeted and less toxic therapies for pediatric cancers.
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The Tommee Tippee electric steam steriliser is quick and easy to use, and sterilises your baby’s bottles and accessories in only five minutes. With a lower level for the bottles and upper level for teats and smaller accessories, the electric steam steriliser is activated at the touch of a button, and if left unopened after
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Folate deficiency anemia occurs when a person has a low level of folate, or vitamin B-9, in their body. Folate plays a vital role in many bodily processes, such as creating red blood cells and preventing congenital disabilities. When a person does not have enough folate, they develop anemia, the symptoms of which include fatigue,
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Leukemia does not usually run in families, so in most cases, it is not hereditary. However, people can inherit genetic abnormalities that increase their risk of developing this form of cancer. In other cases, environmental and lifestyle factors can increase a person’s risk of leukemia. Such factors include exposure to toxic chemicals and smoking. In
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IStock Opossums are adorable wild creatures found in North and South America. The opportunistic critter can eat anything and hisses to defend itself from an attacker. But what’s more interesting is that it often ‘plays dead,’ sometimes for hours, to thwart off an attack (remember Crash and Eddie from the movie Ice Age?). Here, MomJunction
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is heart-wrenching to see your baby struggle to breathe because of blocked nostrils from a cold or a respiratory infection. But thankfully, blockage inside the nostrils can be cleared with a nasal aspirator, which is a boon to parents. Choosing the right kind of nasal aspirator is not as
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New research out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years. The study found that the telomeres — protective caps on the ends of the strands of DNA — of subjects who considered their mothers’ parenting style as “cold” were
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In most cases, bumps on the cervix are benign, or noncancerous, growths, such as polyps or cysts. In some cases, however, they may indicate the presence of cervical cancer. A doctor might discover a bump on the cervix during a routine pelvic examination or a Pap smear test. This article provides an overview of what
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The Nexcare Maternity Support features an adjustable support belt designed to support your growing bump during pregnancy, helping to spread the weight evenly and reduce back and abdominal pain. Nexcare Maternity Support is easy to apply, and for additional comfort and security you can attach the tummy strap over your bump by attaching it to
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Pediatricians are often reluctant to recommend bariatric surgery for teenagers, but a Rutgers-led study concludes it is a justifiable treatment for adolescents with persistent extreme obesity if they can maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward. The researchers reviewed studies on bariatric surgery in adolescents and adults in their report in The Journal of Pediatrics. If we
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Image: iStock Changing a baby’s diapers can be quite a chore. And nothing can be more vexing than waking up in the middle of the night to change the baby’s soiled diapers. Add to it the discomfort that the baby goes through when a dirty diaper is not changed! Overnight diapers could be the answer
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Cardiomyopathies (heart muscle diseases) in children are the focus of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association that provides insight into the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases as well as identifying future research priorities. It will be published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. When a child has certain types of
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