Month: May 2022

New research from Center for BrainHealth® at The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that professional development with a focus on neuroscience equips teachers with the tools and confidence to reduce learning gaps in eighth grade students, as measured by State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) performance. The study, “Higher-Order Executive Function in
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It’s that special time of year when we begin to pack away our parkas in favor of more weather-appropriate outfits: midi dresses, floral tops, sandals, sunnies and more. But if you’re stuck in a rut and don’t know what to wear this spring, not to worry! We’ve curated our favorite fashion picks from Target to
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine a five-year, $11.3 million grant to renew the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research (ERC-CFAR) and expand its efforts to prevent, treat and cure HIV infection, and thereby reduce the burden of HIV, locally, nationally, and internationally. The ERC-CFAR-;the only CFAR in New
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A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, “Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection Among Children -; Alabama, October 2021–February 2022” provides additional clinical and epidemiologic information from an ongoing investigation involving children in Alabama with hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) of unknown cause. These findings build on previous information
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The name Brandon might be appearing more often in the news and on bumper stickers lately, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with birth certificates. On Friday, the U.S. Social Security Administration released its list of the most popular baby names in 2021, along with broader data about the relative favorability of thousands
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Thought LeadersAmy BrinCEOChild Neurology Foundation In this interview, we speak to Amy Brin, MSN, MA, PCNS-BC, CEO of the Child Neurology Foundation, about the current landscape of neurological diagnosis in children and the importance of helping patients and their families through the diagnosis and treatment process. Please could you introduce yourself and tell us about
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In a recent study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers investigated the early indicators of neurological dysfunctions, including the absence of fidgety movements, in three to five-month-old infants prenatally exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Infants prenatally exposed to SARS-CoV-2 show the absence of fidgety movements and are at higher
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Malte Mueller via Getty Images It’s time to dismantle the narrative that motherhood is all about self-sacrifice. Every year on Mother’s Day, I see people post old family photos on social media with captions praising moms for all the ways they prioritized their kids’ needs at the expense of their own. “You dropped whatever you
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The century-old Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine against tuberculosis is one of the world’s oldest and most widely used vaccines, used to immunize 100 million newborns every year. Given in countries with endemic TB, it has surprisingly been found to protect newborns and young infants against multiple bacterial and viral infections unrelated to TB. There’s even
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New research published in JAMA recommends daily steroid doses for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), marking a significant change in how the disease is treated. University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) neurologist Robert Griggs, M.D., and Michela Guglieri, M.D., with Newcastle University in the U.K., led the study, which was conducted by a global
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It’s official! There’s a new Gerber baby in town. On Wednesday, the baby food brand announced the winner of its 12th annual Gerber Baby Photo Search contest: 7-month-old Isa Slish from Edmond, Oklahoma. Advertisement A panel of judges selected Isa from a pool of more than 225,000 entrants to serve as the 2022 Gerber “spokesbaby”
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In a recent study published in Pediatrics, researchers examined the association between a vegetarian diet and growth, micronutrients, and lipids among healthy children. They also assessed the impact of age and consuming cow milk on these aforementioned associations. Study: Vegetarian Diet, Growth, and Nutrition in Early Childhood: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Image Credit: Rido/Shutterstock Background
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A new Supplement released today in the journal Pediatrics suggests that although we are starting to connect the dots between events and experiences early in life and later adult health challenges, we are not doing nearly enough to intervene in childhood to optimize later health outcomes. At a time when there are increasing concerns about
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The Omicron wave of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)––the causative pathogen for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the current pandemic––led to rampant transmissions in schools. Therefore, the school-based viral transmission must be curtailed to reduce viral evolution and maintain children’s in-person education. The spread of SARS-CoV-2 infections in schools affects not only
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