Researchers in Japan have developed the first wearable devices to precisely monitor jaundice, a yellowing of the skin caused by elevated bilirubin levels in the blood that can cause severe medical conditions in newborns. Jaundice can be treated easily by irradiating the infant with blue light that breaks bilirubin down to be excreted through urine.
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I grew up in a religious and conservative household, the youngest of three daughters to a first-generation Ukrainian-Canadian mother and Macedonian immigrant father. Between my home and my community, I had no concept of queerness. I don’t have exact memories of homosexuality being discussed at my Catholic schools, and the omission was damaging; I felt
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Comfort nursing is breastfeeding the baby for reasons other than feeding or quenching the baby’s thirst. While breastfeeding’s primary purpose is to provide nourishment, some babies may like to suckle to soothe themselves. Since the objective is to calm the baby, it is known as comfort nursing. A mother may
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Getty Images Although miscarriage is very common, it can feel difficult to talk about. Up to 20% of known pregnancies end in loss, yet many who’ve been through it still describe a sense of shame and stigma around the experience. It may feel even more uncomfortable to address miscarriage with children. If your child knows
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Vaccination against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rolled out in many countries, including the United States. As the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to rise, vaccinating many people in the population is crucial. Despite campaigns to inform residents of the benefits of vaccines, many are still reluctant to get
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Utah researchers report significant new insights into the development of blood cancers. In work published today in Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, scientists describe an analysis of published data from more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with leukemia and other blood disorders. Their findings provide new clues about mutations
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Hypospadias is a common problem in boys, occurring in one per 250-300 births(1). The condition is treatable, but if left unattended, it may lead to long-term problems, including difficulty during urination. In this post, we tell you about symptoms, causes, and treatment options for hypospadias in babies. What Is Hypospadias?
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The term “self-care” tends to evoke images of bubble baths, scented candles, long walks and restorative meditations. But it looks a little bit different for parents. The funny child-rearers of Twitter have shared their approaches to self-care, from hiding in attics to drinking champagne for breakfast. In honor of their … creativity, we’ve rounded up
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Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s just received a 5-year grant totaling $5.3 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to advance research into the relationship between air pollution and mental health in children and adolescents. The grant will enable the scientists to conduct new air pollution exposure studies and analyze its impact on
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A new study of patients with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), a rare but severe complication of COVID-19 in children, reveals distinct immune features of COVID-19 not seen in adults that may clue scientists in to why SARS-CoV-2 infection manifests differently in children compared with adults. Their results showed that although the immune landscape
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Image: Shutterstock As a parent, it is essential to give the right care to children and ensure that they have the happiest childhood. It is also your responsibility to ensure they learn the right values and morals and grow up to become respected, valued members of society. Besides these, it is also imperative you raise
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With Covid vaccines expected to remain scarce into early spring, Connecticut has scrapped its complicated plans to prioritize immunizations for people under 65 with certain chronic conditions and front-line workers. Instead, the state will primarily base eligibility on age. Gov. Ned Lamont pointed to statistics showing the risk of death and hospitalization from Covid-19 rises
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