Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies are super cute and highly kissable. The moment we lay eyes on those chubby cheeks and those tiny hands and feet, it is almost irresistible to want to kiss them. Apart from spreading love and joy, kissing and cuddling a newborn are known to play vital roles in the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 26 2020 A novel mobile health program created in early 2018 by the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has proven to be an effective model for bringing opioid addiction treatment services directly to marginalized individuals, particularly the homeless, a population that faces the highest risk
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Porridge is a thick, soup-like food prepared by boiling grain and other ingredients, such as vegetables and fruits, in water or milk. Once babies turn six months, they can consume sweet or savory porridges as weaning foods (1). You can make healthy porridges by adding nutrient-dense ingredients, such as dry
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS), also known as infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) or hyaline membrane disease, is a surfactant deficiency lung disease. It is a condition where newborns with immature lungs develop breathing difficulties. The condition mostly affects premature/preterm infants who have inadequately developed lungs at birth. NRDS is
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 23 2020 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) today announced the publication of the organization’s first patient and caregiver resource focused on a childhood cancer type. The brand new NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) shares the latest expert advice for treating infants, children, and adolescents with
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 25 2020 New research from the University of Sydney finds that even low levels of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can have an impact on a child’s brain development and is associated with greater psychological and behavioral problems in youth including anxiety, depression and poor attention. Published today in the prestigious
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Image: Shutterstock When it comes to introducing TV shows to your baby, choosing one that is both entertaining and educational can be a task, so here we bring a list of some best baby TV shows. We have specially selected those that will help your baby learn new words, spark their creativity and imagination, and
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Even authorities aren’t sure, but with COVID testing lines snaking around the block and flu season upon us, we need to figure it out. The first weeks of this school year were always going to be rocky, as families and teachers adapted to all sorts of new COVID-19 rules, including wearing masks, physical distancing and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 24 2020 Administering neuropsychology evaluations to children online in the comfort of their own homes is feasible and delivers results comparable to tests traditionally performed in a clinic, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers and Children’s Health indicates. The finding, published online this month in the Archives of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Soups are easy-to-swallow and gentle on the tummy of babies and toddlers. You can prepare soups with various ingredients, such as fruits, veggies, and meat. As part of a well-balanced diet, soups can provide umpteen nutrients. Also, depending on the ingredients, soups have therapeutic properties and long-term health benefits (1)
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Silent acid reflux, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux, is a condition in which the stomach acid flows backward into the larynx and nasal passages. Some consider it an extension of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), where the stomach acid irritates the esophagus. Silent reflux is called so because it does not
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Analysis reveals 63% of the COVID-19 cases in the US until August 2020 originated from people between the ages of 20–49, while about 1.2% of the cases originated from children 0–9 years old. However, this could change as schools re-open. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 24 2020 A comprehensive search of genetic variation databases has revealed no significant differences across populations and ethnic groups in seven genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2. African Americans and Latinos in the United States and ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. They are
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The reasons for vomiting in babies can range from indigestion and prolonged crying to anomalies of the gastrointestinal tract.  Although there is no need to worry about occasional vomiting in babies, frequent vomiting requires medical care to identify and treat the cause. It is also essential to seek medical care
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Any suspicion of a sore throat or a hint of wheeziness, and a parent is asked to peremptorily remove their hapless pupil who is then taken to a coronavirus testing centre. That’s where the tedium really begins. Timothy Sly is an epidemiologist and professor at the school of Public Health at Ryerson University. In 2003,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 24 2020 Today, a group of health, environmental, and consumer organizations challenged the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) practice of not accounting for the cumulative health effect of chemicals in the diet when allowing new chemicals in food. Over 60 years ago, Congress passed a law requiring that FDA and
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