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A potentially deadly new challenge called “dry scooping” is prevalent on the internet, and new research shows video demonstrations on one social media platform popular among teens amassed more than 8 million views. Dry scooping refers to the improper use of pre-workout supplements, a powder typically added to liquid and containing ingredients that are unsuitable
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Having a child is both an exciting as well as stressful time in life. However, with the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, women have struggled with difficulties in accessing care and, as a result, the inability to have in-person talks with their healthcare providers. Pregnant women, in particular, often fear contracting the
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Stringent lockdown measures imposed in the spring of 2020 led to a dramatic drop in vaccinations among both children and adults, according to a new study led by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The study, which focused on data from Michigan, also found a decrease in sites providing pediatric vaccinations, particularly those dedicated to caring
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Thirteen-year-old Gregory Rhoden’s condition has been a mystery his entire life. He was born prematurely and his lungs seemed underdeveloped. While he had some respiratory issues growing up, it wasn’t until a running event in kindergarten that he began complaining of chest pain and shortness of breath. A doctor labeled Gregory’s symptoms as asthma and
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Antibiotics alone likely cannot overcome the complex factors that cause stunted growth and perpetuate the cycle of poverty in the developing world, new research suggests. To prevent stunted growth in the developing world, a “much more comprehensive approach” is needed than antibiotics alone, said Mark DeBoer, MD, of UVA Children’s. Image Credit: UVA Health An
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Sometimes it seems like children would subsist entirely off sugar if they could. That’s how many parents feel, anyway. From endless requests for cookies to refusals to share ice cream, there’s no shortage of opportunities for kids to express their love for all things dessert ― and no shortage of opportunities for parents to tweet
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Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced that the organization’s Newborn Screening Pilot has successfully reached its completion, screening more than 36,000 babies born in New York State over the last two years. Data were presented today at the Association of Public Health Laboratories
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isayildiz via Getty Images RSV and COVID-19 have some overlapping symptoms, as well as some different ones. Here’s what parents should know. As COVID-19 cases in children continue to climb, pediatricians warn that parents and caregivers should not overlook another respiratory illness that recently surged unexpectedly: respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. Both RSV and COVID-19
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