Month: October 2019

Exposure to acetaminophen in the womb may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. The study was conducted by Xiaobing Wang, M.D., of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy based on learning and behavior. Therapists have used ABA therapy to help children with autism and other developmental disorders since the 1960s. It can help increase language and communication skills; improve
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A mother’s exposure to particulate air pollution during pregnancy is associated with reduced cardiac response to stress in six-month-old infants, according to Mount Sinai research published in Environmental Health Perspectives in October. This study is the first to find that particulate air pollution exposure in utero can affect heart rate variability, which is a known
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Photo: iStockphoto Ilana Shapiro* describes breastfeeding her first baby as a nightmare. Not only did her nipples hurt while nursing, but the pain lasted for two hours afterward, due to vasospasms—when the blood vessels in the nipple tighten and spasm. “The pain was so bad that I couldn’t sleep. Then, just as the pain started
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Researchers conducted a database search to investigate whether aspirin can aid in the prevention of intracranial aneurysm rupture by hindering aneurysm growth. The researchers identified 146 patients harboring multiple intracranial aneurysms, five millimeters or less in diameter, that had been observed for at least five years. In this set of patients, the researchers found an
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Infants and animals are able to understand approximate quantities of different types, in terms of relative proportions of the numbers of different sets of objects, provided the difference in numbers is large. This is represented by approximate number systems (ANS) in a rough way. On the other hand, humans who have learned numbering can represent
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When parents suffer from depression, kids may be at risk for physical health problems in young adulthood, according to a study from researchers including the University of Georgia’s Katherine Ehrlich. The results revealed an association between parental depression and youth metabolic syndrome-;a condition that forecasts substantially increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The good
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Have you been waiting all year for all things Fall? Whether you prefer the Summer sunshine or Winter’s snow, we can all agree on Fall being the perfect blend of beautiful, rejuvenating, fun, and refreshing. Are you ready to dive into all of the insanely fun Fall activities this season has to offer? Table of
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Bariatric surgery is safe and, in many cases, beneficial for teenagers with morbid obesity who would otherwise face a heightened risk of developing severe health problems, including heart disease and stroke, according to a new study from Penn Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Researchers will present their findings on Sunday, October 27,
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About 41.1 million children in the United States trick-or-treat on Halloween night. Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine, offers the following advice to avoid the risks of poisoning and allergic reactions: Before allowing children to eat candy, inspect it for
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. The air is buzzing and our senses are totally ready for it-Fall is nearly here, and it is time to enjoy beautiful autumn scenery once again. Before long, there will be fires crackling, cider poured, and cozy scarves welcoming the
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The Silver Cross Surf pram and pushchair is made with a magnesium allow frame, making it light weight and tough and ideal for families who love to travel. This set includes a silver chassis, carry cot and seat unit, and will last your little one from birth to toddler years. The 100% bamboo baby nest
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Have you seen this weird internet trend: Halloween pumpkins giving birth? Apparently it’s a thing. So, obviously we decided to illustrate the joys of parenthood through, well, pumpkins. Welcome to the strangest article ever written. 1. Remember the good old days, when you were just two sexy kids (with no kids)? Photo courtesy of Instructables 2. Then you
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