Month: June 2020

Findings A UCLA-led study has found that in 2 of 3 states and jurisdictions with policies that require students entering school to receive the human papillomavirus vaccine, vaccination rates among 13-to-17-year-olds were significantly higher than in surrounding states without such policies. In Rhode Island, the vaccination rate among adolescents was 91%, compared with an average
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Trash talk is trending—in a good way! People are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits of reducing waste, purchasing reusable products, recycling, composting and more. And what’s even more important than that? Teaching the next generation to be good stewards
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Michelle McIvor can’t remember a time when she wasn’t playmates or friends with her brother. Growing up in Edmonton, the siblings, who are three years apart, spent weekends in their backyard jungle gym, played tag in the local park and made up songs together while walking to school. “We were always really close,” says McIvor,
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Children born with cleft lip and cleft palate (CLP) commonly undergo multiple surgical procedures between infancy and adolescence. By the time they are teens, patients with CLP with more total surgeries do not have increased psychosocial problems. However, an increased number of surgeries between 8 and 10 years of age may predict increased anxiety and
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Happy first year parents! On to the next round of fun adventures, transitions and milestones to conquer. Transitioning from breast milk or formula to cows milk for babies is not always easy. The texture, taste and temperature are completely different
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 26 2020 An innovative, interactive cloud-based data portal debuted this week that lets academic researchers mine the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of scientific resources for studying pediatric solid tumors and their related biology. The Childhood Solid Tumor Network (CSTN) data portal on St. Jude Cloud was created to
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Tamilisa Miner via Getty ImagesGetting kids to wear masks can be a struggle. Paying close attention to fit and comfort can help.  When it comes to mask-wearing, parents generally say their kids fall into one of two groups: the my-kid-wears-one-without-much-complaint set, or the my-kid-absolutely-refuses contingent. But what if there is a third option — the
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“His life will be so different from mine, but I can’t help but worry. Until every country in the world allows gay marriage and gives everyone equal rights, I will always be scared.” Growing up, most of my friends were girls, and this is still true today. My best friend, Debbie, is a girl I
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jun 26 2020 Kindergartners in face masks. Closed playground structures. Random COVID-19 testing. They are among the long list of hypothetical scenarios for school in the pandemic era. And as lawmakers and educators reimagine the K-12 model for fall, a new survey assessed parents’ plans for in-person school and support for
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