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 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 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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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The lion is a mighty animal and is known as the king of the jungle. There are many  children’s stories that feature this magnificent beast. If your child has heard a story and bombards you with questions such as “What does a lion look like?” or “Does the lion have
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine, have been awarded a five-year, $8.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to further illuminate the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Zokinvy (lonafarnib) capsules to reduce the risk of death due to Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome and for the treatment of certain processing-deficient progeroid laminopathies in patients one year of age and older. Zokinvy is not approved for use in patients with
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Aarhus University and the University of Manchester have investigated the link between the socio-economic position of parents and the risk of children developing mental disorders later in life. As research data, the project employed a cohort of roughly one million Danish children
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 18 2020 Children born with a common genetic condition, familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), are at increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) early in life. Despite long-standing national guidelines, cholesterol screening — for children at age 2 for those with a family history of heart disease and between the ages of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 The results gained in a study involving approximately one million Danish children increase the understanding of how socio-economic differences in childhood affect the development of mental disorders in the Nordic countries. Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Aarhus University and the University of Manchester have investigated the link
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is a delightful sight to see toddlers beginning to interact with each other. This initial stage of social interaction helps your preschooler achieve important milestones. At the age of three and four years, toddlers start participating in activities with other children of their age. Their focus will be on
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Night weaning refers to the practice of gradually reducing the number of feedings during odd hours once your baby is old enough to sleep through the night without having to feed in the middle of the night. If you are a new mom who wants to know about the night
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Though relatively unknown, DLD is actually one of the most common disorders affecting school-aged children today. Developmental language disorder (DLD) is one of the most common disorders affecting children but is relatively unknown. Affecting more than seven per cent of children, DLD is 20 times more common than autism. Ninety per cent of people surveyed
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We’ve got the most genius hack to get babies to take their medicine. It’s so simple you will cry–with joy. Photo: iStock How many times have you struggled to get the medicine into your baby? The trouble is, once they catch on to what you’re trying to do, many babies refuse to take the dose.
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 18 2020 The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has entered into an agreement with the Regeneron Genetics Center, a subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., for the company to sequence DNA that has been voluntarily collected and stored as part of a biorepository initiative UTHSC is building in collaboration with
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Tooth decay is a common infectious disease of early childhood since a baby’s teeth are susceptible to decay as soon as teething begins (1). Baby bottle tooth decay or nursing caries could occur due to poor dental hygiene and prolonged use of the bottle for consuming liquids with natural or
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