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A new viewpoint article published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics in April 2020 discusses the manifestation and management of the novel coronavirus disease devastating several countries. First described in Wuhan, China, as pneumonia of unknown origin, it has rapidly moved over the world, currently infecting almost 210 countries and territories, with a caseload of well
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 6 2020 Although mostly preventable, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic diseases in children worldwide, particularly in developing countries. If left untreated, cavities can be painful and may negatively affect a young child’s overall health, development and quality of life. Clemson University College of Science researchers recently
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A fetus gets its nourishment through a specialized tissue called the placenta. The baby’s digestive system takes over the process immediately after birth. The digestive system of a newborn baby is continuously developing so that it can digest human milk properly. Besides, it is also getting ready for the digestion
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Apr 6 2020 A targeted therapy, currently being studied for treatment of certain cancers including glioblastoma, may also be beneficial in treating other neurologic diseases, a study at the University of Cincinnati shows. Image Credits: Chinnapong / Shutterstock.com The study, being published online April 6 in the journal EBioMedicine, revealed that the effects of a
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Table of Contents With the rapid spread of coronavirus, schools around the nation have shut their doors to students for the time being. Parents find themselves looking for homeschooling resources for their children until mid-April and some until mid-May, while
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 5 2020 Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine has joined a clinical trial to evaluate the experimental drug remdesivir to treat people who are hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, is sponsoring
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Public health scientists predict that school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will exacerbate the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Andrew Rundle, DrPH, associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, and colleagues expect that COVID-19-related school closures will double out-of-school time this year for many children in
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If you’re at the point in your marriage where you’re considering ending it once and for all, you may already be making decisions based on misconceptions about how divorce works. We asked Laura Paris, an associate with Shulman Law Firm in Toronto, and Sarah Dargatz, a partner at Latitude Family Law in Edmonton, to bust
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 31 2020 Combining 89Zr-labeled antibodies with total-body positron emission tomography (PET) has extended the utility of novel total-body PET scanners, providing suitable images up to 30 days after the initial injection. A new study, published in the March issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, compared four different types of
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 3 2020 Deaths of children and adolescents in China due to infectious diseases were becoming rare prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Quarantinable conditions with high death rates such as cholera and plague had effectively disappeared and many traditional and vaccine-preventable infectious diseases of childhood including
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 31 2020 New research from University of California, Davis, suggests that parents should delay introducing their children to any screen media, as well as limit preschool-age children’s use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets. The research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics this week.
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