Chest radiation is used to treat children with Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma as well as lung metastases in various solid tumors. But radiation itself is a potential cancer risk, including an increased risk for breast cancer later in life. Girls receiving chest radiation for childhood cancer face a breast cancer risk as high as 30
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, many parents have already faced a major challenge: homeschooling their children while working full-time. As back-to-school season starts gearing up, many parents are getting updates from their school districts on what classes may look like this fall. But what if you’re a parent who also teaches in a classroom? Those
Swings are known to lull babies to sleep, but the fact is, they aren’t safe for overnight sleep or even napping. Helen MacLeod struggled to get her first baby to fall and stay asleep, for months on end. “She was up every 45 to 90 minutes almost every night for her entire first year,” she
The Child Trauma Response Team, innovative policy, and community-based organization partnership demonstrated success at screening and treating children for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) immediately following incidents of intimate partner violence, according to a Rutgers-led study published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. “Families that experience poverty, social disadvantage, and structural racism are at a higher
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 7 2020 Toddlers who were obese or overweight show concerning signs of cardiovascular disease at 11-12 years of age, according to a new study led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). The study, published in Pediatrics, found Australian children who were obese or overweight very early in life already
Tom Werner via Getty Images“EQ” might be the most important skill parents can help teach their children. Our kids have had an exceptionally bad hand dealt to them the past few months. They’ve been separated from their entire social structure, their classrooms and all sense of normalcy. And parents have certainly struggled (to put it
Typically, there aren’t a lot of positive thoughts when E. coli, generally found in animal and human intestines, is mentioned. It’s been blamed for closing beaches and swimming pools and shuttering restaurants because of contamination in salad bars, meats or other food items. But for more than a century, one strain of the bacteria, E.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Infants may choke while nursing, since their swallowing skills are not well developed. Choking during breastfeeding could cause harmless coughing. However, sometimes the milk may find its way into the lungs and cause aspiration pneumonia (1). Seek emergency medical care if your baby has rapid breathing, turns blue, or becomes
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 6 2020 A 2020 report from the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 54 children in the United States is identified each year with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While children can be diagnosed with ASD as early as 2 years old, most children are still being diagnosed after
On Thursday, March 12, 2020, my husband and I took our exactly 1-month-old twins to the doctor for a routine checkup. It was a happy visit. While adding twins to our family had been exhausting and chaotic, I felt like we were managing OK, mainly because we had an abundance of family and community support.
You’re not just imagining it! Coronavirus has led more kids to ask about tough topics like death and loneliness. Here’s the best way to address them, according to experts. Why do people have to die? Are mistakes always bad? Can you be happy and sad at the same time? Kids often ask questions like these
Researchers at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in the Netherlands say that airborne transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is possible and should not be discounted. The team’s data showed that sneezing is associated with the most significant probability of aerosol exposure, followed by coughing, speaking, and breathing.
Growing up you were likely told that you have to graduate high school, go to college, get married, and then settle down to have kids. While that sounds like an ideal timeline, what if your life doesn’t follow this “traditional” plan? A four-year degree is not in everyone’s books, whether you don’t have the time
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Most people who travel for work or settle abroad might still want to retain cultural ties with their homeland and culture. This is probably why there is a growing trend among Indian NRIs to choose a baby name that sounds western yet has Indian roots. Trying to find a name
Young children from dog-owning households have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households who do not own a dog, suggests research published in the journal Pediatric Research. A team of researchers at the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute utilised questionnaire data from 1,646 households that included children aged two to