Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE If you’ve seen any Spider-Man movie, you may know about the scorpion villain spraying deadly acid from its venomous tail. The first things that come to our minds when we think of scorpions are their venomous sting and their stark resemblance to lobsters. But, what else do you know about
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With Halloween fast approaching, I realized I’m more than a little behind on the kids’ costume prep. I’m terrible at Halloween. This is supposed to be the fun part, right? Spooky decorations, cool costumes, and candy overload. How could any parent fail at Halloween? I always start out with the best of intentions. This year,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 21 2020 Researchers at McMaster University have found distinct effects of adversity early in life in the genomes of men compared to women who were born extremely preterm. The study, published online in the journal Development and Psychopathology, followed infants who weighed between 580 and 1000 grams at birth. The
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Gardens and backyards can be tricky places to decorate and make pretty. We know that, and that’s why we’ve decided to put together this video filled with crazy hacks that will help you give your garden a complete makeover. The first hack you’ll learn today is how to build your own DIY slow water sprinkler.
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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected over 40 million people worldwide and claimed over a million lives. By the 11th of March 2020, nearly all nations were affected, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic. In the United States alone, the virus has infected over
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020 A multisite study led by UC Davis Health found that two prominent early intervention models for autism had a similar impact. The researchers compared developmental and symptom improvements in toddlers with autism who received one year of one-on-one intervention sessions using either the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A baby requires head support in the initial months of life since their neck muscles are not strong enough to hold their head. They can control their head by three months if they are sitting with support (1). By six months, their neck muscles become stronger, and they can turn
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020 Like a cold front that moves in, setting the stage for severe weather, coronavirus infection triggers showers of infection-fighting immune molecules – showers that sometimes escalate into a chaotic immune response known as a cytokine storm. About 20 to 30 percent of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 develop severe
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies do have kneecaps, but these are not bony yet and are made of a rubbery material called cartilage. According to a post by Dr. Edward Gotlied, a pediatric specialist in the Stone Mountain area, Georgia, newborns have kneecaps, also known as the patella. They usually form at about the
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Image: Shutterstock A newborn with a cone-shaped or pointy head after vaginal birth is called aconehead baby. In many babies, conehead may become normal in 48 hours following birth. In some, it may resolve within a few days or weeks without any interventions. You may seek medical advice if your baby has severe abnormalities of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 19 2020 Adults and children born with heart defects had a lower-than-expected risk of developing moderate or severe COVID-19 symptoms, finds a study of more than 7,000 patients from the congenital heart disease center at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Throughout the course of the pandemic, evidence
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Onion is one of the most commonly cultivated vegetables worldwide. It is available in different varieties and is classified based on its skin color (red, white, brown, or yellow), taste (sweet or pungent), or shape (round, flat, or globe) (1). The vegetable adds flavor and texture to food preparations, while its phytochemical profile benefits health
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