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.
Childbirth and the Athletic Woman: Athletic women are available all sizes and revel in different sports or fitness programs. Athletic women enjoy being toned and fit. Through personal fitness, many ladies have developed the determination, commitment to their task, and the capability to hit the wall and transcend. Often they consider themselves tough and rigorous.
DIFFERENT PARENTING STYLES CAUSING PROBLEMS The type of discipline parents use can have a dramatic effect on children’s development. These different parenting styles can have a huge impact on the relationship between parents and children. As a matter of fact, these different parenting styles can even influence the child’s mood and temperament into adulthood. Here
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 2 2020 A new study in Neuron offers clues to why autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is more common in boys than in girls. National Institutes of Health scientists found that a single amino acid change in the NLGN4 gene, which has been linked to autism symptoms, may drive this difference
How are you coping with Coronavirus Outbreak? If you are struggling, you are not alone. This is not normal, and we all have to go easy on ourselves. However, some of us need more than just giving ourselves permission to let some things go right now. Some of us need to take extra measures to
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 1 2020 The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has funded up to $50 million to evaluate hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a preventive drug for the novel coronavirus. The funding creates a new rapid-response study designed and led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) which seeks to engage healthcare workers across the
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 1 2020 The causes of 40 percent of all cases of certain medulloblastoma – dangerous brain tumors affecting children – are hereditary. These are the findings of a recent genetic analysis carried out by scientists from the Hopp Children’s Cancer Center (KiTZ), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and numerous
In a new pre-clinical study published this week in the journal Leukemia, the research team of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles investigator Hisham Abdel-Azim, MD, MS, worked with colleagues to engineer T-cells to identify and target multiple sites on acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells instead of just one. The early collaboration points the way to future clinical
Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool samples, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior studies have linked the early introduction
Image: Shutterstock Baby powders have been in use for years. Parents use them for keeping the baby dry from sweat, moisture, and even to keep the baby smelling good all day. However, in the past few years, there have been increasing concerns regarding the safety of baby powders. In this MomJunction post, we tell you
Your baby has a lot to tell you with baby talk. He lets you know when he’s hungry and when he’s had enough to eat. He tells you how he prefers to be held and how much he likes (or doesn’t like) to be rocked as he drifts off to sleep. You get to know the ups
Not to say the benefits outweigh the drawbacks—obviously not—but there may be a silver lining to this bizarre new world we find ourselves in. I don’t need to state the obvious. This situation is no bed of roses. It’s unsettling, unusual and (what is fast becoming the most overused word in the English language), unprecedented.
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Spring is here! Flowers are blooming. Taxes are due. And somewhere out there is a field hopping with bunnies. Speaking of bunnies, April 12th is Easter Sunday and we all know what that means. Children will be bouncing downstairs, searching
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Mar 26 2020 Canadian scientists have developed an innovative new technique that uses artificial intelligence to better define the different sections of the brain in newborns during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam. The results of this study — a collaboration between researchers at Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital and the