While earlier studies have shown the significance of serological testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in pregnant women, their partners have largely been excluded. Now, a new Danish study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in September 2020 reports the impact of serologic testing in both pregnant women and their partners, as
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. A beautiful growing baby, in the perfect nursery, dreaming sweetly. That is what every parent wants. However, despite these things, parents worry about their little bundle of joy while they sleep. We stay up frantically checking on them even though
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The Parenting Junkie shows how to set boundaries with family. Some family dynamics can be harmful to children and therefore setting boundaries with family is important. When you learn how to set boundaries you can feel more comfortable attending family gatherings. Setting boundaries with parents especially setting boundaries with your parents can sometimes feel more
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 17 2020 Children who take oral steroids to treat asthma or autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood clots, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, examined the records of more than 933,000 US children from
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 16 2020 Research findings from Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Centre show that quality of life is poorer for preschool children with ADHD compared to children from the control population. But the children’s quality of life can be significantly improved using treatment without medication.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 15 2020 A recent study from the Henry Ford Sports Medicine Research team suggests that high school athletes competing, not only in football, but in soccer, hockey, basketball, swimming, cheerleading and other sports are not only at risk for concussions, but may need a longer recovery than first thought. The
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The frequency of children carrying asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has been suggested to be higher than among adults. It is also suggested that asymptomatic children enhance viral spread. A research letter by published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics in September 2020 explores the truth of this common belief. Earlier Research
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The United States, particularly the western region, is experiencing havoc as wildfires are raging across multiple states. As a result, residents experience plummeting air quality. Now, health experts worry that the lowered air quality and the smoke produced by the wildfires may increase the risk of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, especially among firefighters who
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. You hear that long-awaited cry and they place your sweet, buttery soft newborn baby into your arms. Nothing else feels this good, and well, slippery. Your baby is probably covered in a few slippery substances, but go ahead and snuggle
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 12 2020 New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children. The study, led by King’s College London and supported by the British Heart Foundation and Tommy’s charity, examined how an antenatal diet and physical activity intervention in pregnant
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 12 2020 Dipanjan Pan, professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at UMBC, and collaborators published a seminal study in Nature Communications that demonstrates for the first time a method of biosynthesizing plasmonic gold nanoparticles within cancer cells, without the need for conventional bench-top lab methods. It has the potential
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Making a sign, showing up and taking a stand for your beliefs is one way to show your kids and your community what anti-racism work looks like. When George Floyd’s senseless murder was broadcast around the world, Tara Watts, a Toronto-area single mother of three, was watching. With a 10-year-old daughter and two sons, ages
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