Month: April 2021

SolStock via Getty ImagesOnly-child families are on the rise, but parents say their choices are still looked down on. Brenda Seltzer was still in the hospital, having just delivered her son, when her family started asking when she was going to have another one. “Everybody was like, ‘How long are you going to wait until
0 Comments
Using ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to map the brains of people with Down syndrome (DS), researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and other institutions detected subtle differences in the structure and function of the hippocampus–a region of the brain tied to memory and learning. Such detailed mapping, made possible
0 Comments
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE ‘What’s in a name?’ is an expression in popular parlance, but we know well enough the effect one’s name has on people. When someone has an exotic or foreign-sounding name, which is also difficult to pronounce, it piques the curiosity. It can also be a conversation starter in many situations,
0 Comments
An increasing number of digital mental health interventions are designed for adolescents and young people with a range of mental health issues, but the evidence on their effectiveness is mixed, according to research by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Spark Street Advisors. Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy was found effective for anxiety and
0 Comments
“Dirty 30.” “Thirty, flirty and thriving.” There are many quippy ways to describe this significant decade. But perhaps the best descriptions of this stage of life come from the funny and relentlessly honest folks on Twitter. Whether you’re getting stoked about home decor or feeling the pain of hangovers more than ever before, this time
0 Comments
Researchers have created a new, open-access tool that allows doctors and scientists to evaluate infant brain health by assessing the concentration of various chemical markers, called metabolites, in the brain. The tool compiled data from 140 infants to determine normal ranges for these metabolites. Published in the journal NMR in Biomedicine, the study describes an
0 Comments
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Children love to play and are curious to explore new things. They also start developing cognitively from a young age (1). Exposing them to different activities will help them play and learn at the same time. Several childhood activities enhance various skills in children. All you need to do is
0 Comments
Vaccines against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of COVID-19, were developed at an unprecedented pace. To date, more than 1 billion vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, many of which messenger RNA (mRNA) based. Clinical trials for both the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 and Moderna mRNA-1273 vaccines demonstrated the ability to
0 Comments
The incidence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission from mothers to newborns appears low and may be linked to biological as well as social factors. However, studies focusing on the factors associated with neonatal viral testing outcomes. Test positivity rate and health outcomes of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection among perinatally exposed newborns Recently,
0 Comments
Robert Kneschke / EyeEm via Getty ImagesBaby monitors can be a useful tool — but knowing when to give children more privacy is important, too.  Like basically every form of modern technology, baby monitors have improved dramatically even in just the past few years. The signal range is great. The screen resolution is high enough
0 Comments
Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientist Dr. David Lyden, whose research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how cancer spreads, has been elected into the esteemed Association of American Physicians. Dr. Lyden, the Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatric Cardiology and a member of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine,
0 Comments
HuffPost Friday is World Book Day, a day recognized by the United Nations to celebrate reading and a universal love of books. To honor the holiday, we asked a variety of HuffPost Facebook communities to share their favorite children’s books, both to read with their own kids and to give as presents. Here’s what they
0 Comments