Month: March 2022

The best pranks for April fools make for a super fun day for parents, especially with their big kids. April Fool’s Day lets parents pick on their teens and tweens – all in good fun of course. Did you know, April Fool’s Day has been a tradition since about 1582 when France switched to the Gregorian calendar?
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In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated the association between breastmilk feeding and the time of maternal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy and the rooming-in status during the hospitalization for delivery. Study: Breastmilk feeding of infants at birth among people with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
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Black children with asthma accessed community health centers (CHCs) less than white children, while Latino children (who prefer to speak either English or Spanish) were more likely to visit CHCs for acute, chronic, and preventive care overall, according to a new, large study. The pattern of low clinic utilization by Black children was accompanied by
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A significant amount of genetic risk for asthma is likely mediated through altered gene expression within the airway epithelium. That is the conclusion of a National Jewish Health-led study to identify genetic variants that cause asthma by altering the function of airway cells. The team’s paper published March 28, 2022, in the journal Nature Communications.
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Many issues regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including its prognosis, management, and interactions with the immune system, as well as the evolution of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), remain unanswered. One highly vulnerable patient population to the severe effects of COVID-19 includes pregnant mothers. Study: Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgA and IgG in Human Milk
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If ever there was a year to travel in Canada with your family, this is it. We’re blessed with jaw-dropping landscapes, thrilling outdoor adventures and a trove of diverse cultural experiences. I should know—I’ve spent the past year criss-crossing the country in search of the top destinations for families for my book 25 Places in
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Freida Blostein, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, presented “Does Mothers’ Oral Microbiome Seed Children’s Microbiome Increasing Caries Risk?” at the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADOCR, held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), online and onsite in Atlanta, GA, on March 26, 2022.
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The FABO study showed that delivered at an obesity outpatient clinic, family-based behavioral treatment improved weight-related outcomes significantly more than treatment as usual among children aged 6-18 years with severe obesity. The FABO-study was performed at the Outpatient Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, and represent the first attempt to deliver family-based behavioral treatment within the Norwegian
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The consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly frequent and alarming, especially in regions like the Mediterranean. This has led to an increase in the risks arising from phenomena such as heat waves, droughts, and rising temperatures in cities. The European COOLSCHOOLS project has been launched to design possible social strategies that can contribute to
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