Month: April 2021

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,
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Apr 30 2021 A collaboration between experts and a Danish-based, global reaching patient organization has resulted in a groundbreaking medical publication, where guidelines are being presented on how to manage patients with unexplained low blood sugar. Danielle Drachmann, founder of Ketotic Hypoglycemia International (KHI), spent years being dismissed by doctors due to the outdated perception
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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
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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
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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
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After more than a year of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, it has become clear that children are less susceptible to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), both in terms of the number of infections and the severity of illness. However, some children do develop severe disease as well as a host
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Researchers from the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that difficulties in diagnosing toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) might be due to the dynamic nature of the disorder during child development. Children with clinical characteristics that put them on the diagnostic border of autism have an increased susceptibility
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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered one way in which SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, hijacks human cell machinery to blunt the immune response, allowing it to establish infection, replicate and cause disease. In short, the virus’ genome gets tagged with a special marker by a human enzyme
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Children and young adults with compromised immune systems, such as those undergoing cancer treatment, may experience a prolonged period of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the extended duration of infection may increase the incidence of mutations. This case study was conducted by investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and is published
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Try these 15 super clever and down-to-earth #MomHacks to make the most of all those recyclables! 🌎 #EarthDay P.S. We think #5 is pure genius! What’s your favorite? Ep. 1 Grocery Shopping: https://youtu.be/SRsUyLr47_g Ep. 2 Arts & Crafts: https://youtu.be/vwMH9eJGTcU Ep. 3 Laundry Edition: https://youtu.be/qDJgt-sto-Q Ep. 4 The Holidays: https://youtu.be/_V0lVfYjLpQ Ep. 5 Bath Time: https://youtu.be/otWA2R-GUuI Ep.
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For the first time in published literature, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) researchers showed that a variety of white blood cells known as eosinophils modify the respiratory barrier during influenza A (IAV) infection, according to a recent paper in the journal Cells. This research could have implications in
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