Month: November 2020

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A baby born before 28 weeks of gestation and weighing less than 1000 grams is known as a micro-preemie (1). Because of their small size and low birth weight, some micro-preemies develop complications and require round-the-clock care in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As micro-preemies are still in their
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 A new educational framework and toolkit will be launched in the UK and Ireland this week to improve training and guidance for those providing palliative and end of life care for children to establish a set of core principles of practice and standardize children’s palliative care learning for
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The skin of a baby could have unique attributes at birth. A skin characteristic that may occur in newborns is a birthmark, which can be of different types, such as moles and port-wine stains. A type of birthmark is a stork bite, which has a characteristic reddish or pinkish appearance.
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Acne in children is a common skin condition during preadolescent and adolescent years. There are several forms of acne, including blackheads and cysts, and they mostly occur due to excess oil production due to hormonal changes. Painful pimples on the face, forehead, shoulders, and back are characteristics of acne. Despite
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 Research indicates that starting school later in the morning yields health and academic benefits for high schoolers, whose natural body clock tends toward late-to-bed, late-to-rise habits. While parents raise concerns about drowsy driving, irritation and impaired school performance, a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies grow constantly, and it affects all aspects of their lives, including sleep. A 12-month-old is on the verge of achieving several developmental milestones, which may affect their sleep.Many 12-month-olds who slept through the night may struggle to fall asleep or wake up frequently at night. This event is called
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DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR YOU How wonderful it is to try new food recipes? It’s awesome! Tasting new flavors and combinations is one of the most awesome things to do! Pay close attention to this video and write down your favorite ideas so that you can try them later. The first food hack you’ll learn today
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 25 2020 expectancyA team that includes UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers has found American children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even as little as 2-4 months, may face shortened life spans. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has extracted an enormous sacrifice from its
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Teething usually marks the beginning of the transition from breast milk or formula to solids. However, the teething period can be uncomfortable and bothersome for the young one. Along with several issues, such as gum pain, drooling rash, and disturbed sleep, your baby may also experience diarrhea. As a first-time
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A new paper from the Department of Psychiatry and the Population Health program at University Hospitals (UH) Cleveland Medical Center, proposes a framework for eliminating defects in behavioral health treatment. Entitled “Eliminating Defects in Behavioral Health Treatment,” the paper was published online on Nov. 19 in the journal
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By the time he was two and a half, Malikai Morrell had already suffered through a whopping 11 ear infections. His family doctor examined him regularly and wasn’t concerned, but when Malikai started junior kindergarten, Amy Morrell realized her son was really struggling. “I noticed him staring at my lips when I was talking,” she
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16 Theatre-worthy hacks to make family movie night that much more special! We can’t believe #12 worked as well as it did. From shortcut slushies to easy cleanup.. enjoy the show. =) Previous MOM HACKS ℠ …. 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
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 In the most comprehensive analysis to date of U.S. children tested and treated for COVID-19, an organization representing seven of the nation’s largest pediatric medical centers reports that some groups of children are faring significantly worse than children in general during the pandemic. Findings from the PEDSnet organization–which
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 24 2020 A recent study evaluating the use of force by police against children found that Black and Hispanic adolescents are significantly more likely to die from shootings related to police intervention compared to non-Hispanic white adolescents. The findings, led by Children’s National Hospital researchers and reported online Nov. 24
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 23 2020 Results of a new study show that opioid overdose deaths involving more than one substance (polysubstances) are more common than opioid-only overdose deaths among youth. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction, the data shows that cocaine and other stimulants like crystal methamphetamine are
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