Month: October 2020

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE For any mother, seeing her baby sleep peacefully brings a sense of calm and relief. It is during this naptime that mothers usually examine their child’s physical health. While examining your child, if you ever notice them sleeping with their mouth open, it means they are breathing through their mouth,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 In 2007, UNC researchers published unexpected and surprising results from a study based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of newborn brains. Twenty-six percent of the newborns in the study were found to have asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages, or bleeding in and around the brain. It was an unexpected finding
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE “Kashmiriyat” refers to “Kashmiriness,” which is the medley of social and ethnonational consciousness and cultural values. It reflects in the beautiful Kashmiri names, too. In the “Paradise on Earth,” the names of girls and boys are generally coined to encapsulate the region’s rich heritage. Kashmiris come up with sweet and
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Image: Shutterstock Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES), also called dietary protein enterocolitis, is a rare type of food allergy that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Its symptoms may take a few hours to occur after the consumption of triggering food. Babies and young children are more likely to develop FPIES, and the triggering food may vary
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Children with multiple islet autoantibodies – biological markers of autoimmunity — are more likely to progress to symptomatic type 1 diabetes (T1D) than those who remain positive for a single autoantibody. Now, new findings from The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study in the U.S.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 30 2020 Five research projects with exceptional promise to deliver new life-changing and health-altering therapies have received the inaugural Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards (BTCA) at Harvard Medical School. The projects, which target a diverse range of conditions–type 1 diabetes, asthma, frontotemporal dementia, deadly cancer-associated blood clots, and a rare congenital
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020 University Hospitals (UH) and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) announced today that UH Cleveland Medical Center has been selected as a clinical trial site for the Phase 3 global study of an investigational vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, sponsored by AstraZeneca. The trial is funded by the National Institute of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers continue to grow by a few inches and a few pounds each year of toddlerhood (1). Some toddlers may have a sudden increase in growth and often appear hungry during growth spurts since their bodies need extra energy. All healthy toddlers grow at a normal pace to achieve the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 29 2020 Since 2017, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers Casey Morrow, Ph.D., and Hyunmin Koo, Ph.D., have used powerful genomic tools and supercomputers that analyze massive amounts of genetic data to identify individual strains within single species of the gut microbiome. This microbiome “fingerprint” method has helped show the
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Motor skills play a major role in a baby’s development as they allow the infant to move independently. Rolling, crawling, standing, walking, running, jumping, and climbing fall under this category. Among these, standing is considered an important achievement since it forms the foundation for other vital motor skills, such as
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Your garden definitely shows what kind of person you are. Whether you prefer flowers or succulents, today we’ll show you the best and most amazing gardening DIYs! These ideas will definitely help you keep your garden looking beautiful and unique. First of all, we’ll show you one of the most helpful things any gardener can
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 28 2020 Women with epilepsy who take the antiseizure drug valproic acid while pregnant are at more than double the risk of having children with autism spectrum disorder and nearly double the risk of having children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study in the October 28,
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