Month: October 2020

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020 University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) announced today that UH Cleveland Medical Center has been selected as a clinical trial site for the Phase 3 global study of an investigational vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, sponsored by AstraZeneca. The trial is funded by the National Institute of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 In 2007, UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains. Twenty-six percent of the newborns in the study were found to have asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages, or bleeding in and around the brain. It was an unexpected finding
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School. The projects, which target a diverse range of conditions–type 1 diabetes, asthma, frontotemporal dementia, deadly cancer-associated blood clots, and a rare congenital
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Women with epilepsy who take the antiseizure drug valproic acid while pregnant are at more than double the risk of having children with autism spectrum disorder and nearly double the risk of having children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study in the October 28,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Motor skills play a major role in a baby’s development as they allow the infant to move independently. Rolling, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, and climbing fall under this category. Among these, standing is considered an important achievement since it forms the foundation for other vital motor skills, such as
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Did the ‘rona crash your Disney vacation? Cancelled plans are one of the most difficult parts of parenting during the coronavirus pandemic. Especially when those plans involve planning a Disney vacation. For some, this is a cancelled once-in-childhood (or lifetime!)
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Researchers in the UK have conducted a study showing that families and school staff support the use of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mitigation measures in secondary schools as young people return to face-to-face education. The team’s study of attitudes towards mitigation measures among young people, parents, and school staff found that, although some participants expressed
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Image: Shutterstock Newborns cry right from the moment they take their first breath outside the mother’s womb. While the crying is both memorable and endearing for the parents, did you know they don’t shed a tear while crying? The lacrimal glands or the tear glands take time to produce adequate tears to shed while crying.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Researchers have revealed the key factors that can improve outcomes in children with ADHD, a disorder that costs Australia US$13 billion a year in social and economic losses. Research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in Pediatrics, highlighted the importance of identifying academic, behavioral
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Arizona-based Critical Path Institute (C-Path) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a multi-year grant by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance standards and methodologies designed to generate real-world evidence (RWE) from real-world data (RWD) through a neonatal pilot project through the International Neonatal
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Banana is a carbohydrate-rich, all-season fruit with several varieties available in different sizes and colors (1). It is common for parents to feed ripe bananas to babies due to the fruit’s sweet taste, soft texture, and easy digestibility. Besides, they offer essential nutrients and bioactive compounds that could provide health
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Bringing your newborn home is one of the most exciting and scary times as a new parent. Will I ever get to sleep again?  How do I get my baby to sleep longer at night? Learning how to swaddle your
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 27 2020 Research from Saint Louis University finds that high fat or “ketogenic” diets could completely prevent, or even reverse heart failure caused by a metabolic process. The research team, led by Kyle S. McCommis, Ph.D., assistant professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at SLU, looked at a metabolic process
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Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada have warned that within the school setting, even small differences in individuals’ contribution, their environment, and their activities to the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) result in highly variable sizes of transmission clusters. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus responsible for the current coronavirus disease 2019
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