Month: January 2022

Norwegian, Swedish and Dutch researchers examining a large Norwegian population-based cohort recently reported in European Journal of Nutrition that daily maternal intake of sweetened carbonated beverages (SCB) in pregnancy was associated with an increase in ADHD symptoms among offspring at 8 years of age. The magnitude of associations in the study was weak (typically 15-21%
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If desserts are your favorite thing in the universe, we invite you to discover many easy recipes that you can use to fill your weekend with sweetness. You can even create amazing food that your friends will order. So we challenge you to surprise everyone by preparing a lot of delicious desserts full of magic
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If you’re in the midst of planning Valentine’s Day for the whole family (matching heart pajamas? check!), may we suggest the perfect sugar-free and cozy activity: a valentine-themed movie marathon. While many Valentine’s Day movies for kids don’t actually take place on February 14th, they include a lot of the things we love most about the
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The first thing you want to know when your baby gets their first cold is: How did this happen?! “Viruses are usually spread through droplets and aerosols that enter the nose, mouth and eyes,” says Toronto paediatrician Dina Kulik, the founder of KidCrew, a multidisciplinary health clinic. Depending on how much exposure a baby has
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New proposals to tackle the postcode lottery of avoidable absence in schools have been announced by the government today. A new consultation proposes that all schools have robust policies detailing how they will support pupils to attend as regularly as possible and sets out how legal intervention including penalty notices should be used in promoting good attendance by local
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About a fifth of young sexual minority males and transgender females are estimated to be engaging in transactional, or survival sex, according to results of a new survey study by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers. The findings, which define the practice as trading sex for money, housing and other necessities (e.g., food, clothing), were published in
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers performed an economic evaluation of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) to illustrate the potential non-specific (heterologous) effects (NSE) of live attenuated vaccines (LAVs). Recent studies have reported that some vaccines have NSE and can potentially provide protection against different pathogens. Although many economic evaluations
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Put on your creativity hats because it’s time for another round of incredible crafts! We really think you’ll love the ideas we’re about to show you, so take note and repeat later. Do you have a hard time cleaning all the little nooks and crannies in your car and other tiny spaces? Then you should
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In-hospital addiction medicine consultations can reduce deaths in high-risk patients with substance use disorder, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine by University of Pittsburgh physicians. This research is among the first of its kind to show these consults are a life-saving intervention. In this past year, more people
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A study published in the journal Immunity analyzed the varied manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children. Introduction Among the different SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs), the severity of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults is high, while children and young adults are not as severely impacted. Furthermore, various other viruses
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association and collaborating organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Association for Respiratory Care, the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiologists, continue to provide interim guidance to address the latest scientific research related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, particularly the
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A newly developed test to screen for three rare genetic disorders simultaneously in newborns was feasible, reliable and scalable, according to a new study. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), reported that screening for Prader Willi, Angelman and Dup15q syndromes using the new type of test would open new avenues for
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Thousands of schools transitioned to online learning in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which time many children with cancer and other chronic health needs, as well as those with special education needs, faced significant challenges to learning online. An opinion paper by Johns Hopkins experts, published Jan. 4 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics,
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We tried the good, the bad and the downright strange so you don’t have to squander your baby’s nap time figuring out what’s worth the effort. If you haven’t become consumed by TikTok videos, congratulations—but also, you’re missing out. Beauty TikTok, specifically, is populated with makeup artists and influencers hawking products and sharing genius (and
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