Month: August 2021

The study focused on multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), an inflammatory response involving multiple organs that can occur weeks after infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Although most patients improve with medical care, more than half the MIS-C cases in the U.S. require ICU admission, and the condition can be deadly. A
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Timely vaccination for babies is essential as it ensures adequate immunity against potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are developed and issued for widespread use after extensive research on their safety and efficacy (1). There are different types of vaccines, and most contain an inactive or weakened form of the pathogen or
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Since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States in early 2020, scientists have struggled to find laboratory models of SARS-CoV-2 infection, the respiratory virus that causes COVID-19. Animal models fell short; attempts to grow adult human lungs have historically failed because not all of the cell types survived. Undaunted, stem cell scientists, cell biologists, infectious
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A new study from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation finds that recreational marijuana legalization may increase the risk of alcohol and marijuana co-use among adolescents. The study examined the association between recreational marijuana legalization in California in November 2016 and alcohol and marijuana co-use among underage youth. The
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Would you like to find out unique ways to make repairs in your home? This time you will learn many house repair hacks to have fun while fixing things and small details in any room. Pay close attention and discover how to give a different use to everyday objects. From now on you can become
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Each year, approximately 4,000 children undergo a tracheostomy-;the surgical placement of a breathing tube-;due to respiratory or neuromuscular disorders or chronic disease progression. Bacterial respiratory infections are the most common reason for hospitalization of these children at a cost of $300 million in U. S. hospital charges. In spite of its frequency, there is very
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A deep look into a nationwide mass vaccination setting in Israel revealed that the BNT162b2 (Pfizer–BioNTech) vaccine is not linked with an elevated risk of a majority of the adverse events under study, with the exception of myocarditis. However, even that potentially severe adverse event is much more pervasive following the infection with severe acute
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Do reward jars really work? Rob from Smarter Parenting tries out the reward jars. Find out what works and what doesn’t with reward marble jars. Download the reward and consequence jar here: https://www.smarterparenting.com/resources/marble-jar-reward-tracker/ Using the marble reward jar is only the beginning of learning how to effectively give positive rewards, and effective consequences. Learn how
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COOLEST PHONE CASES There are tons of different useful hacks in your smartphone’s settings you may have had no idea about, such as headphones remote shutter, water drop macro lens, white sheet reflector, pantyhose portrait softener, sunglasses filter, underwater housing, flashlight diffuser, racing game gadget. I’m gonna show you how to make incredibly stylish and
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Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorder is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the placenta remains attached to the uterus after childbirth. Now NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a blood test for rapid identification of this condition, enabling timely intervention by high-risk pregnancy specialists. Although it occurs in less than 0.5% of pregnancies, PAS disorder is a
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE The phrase “eating for two” during breastfeeding is “partially” true. Although a lactating woman doesn’t need to consume food twice her requirement, she must consume an additional 500 calories a day to compensate for the approximately 500 calories burnt due to breastfeeding (1) (2). Most breastfeeding moms are preoccupied with
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Image: Shutterstock Occasional impulsiveness, hyperactivity, and attention lags are common in children (1). However, when a child persistently exhibits these characteristics that it affects their daily functioning, it could be due to ADHD. ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood associated with impulsive and over-active behavior as well as difficulty
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The side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab against COVID-19 are likely to be mild to moderate and clear up quickly in 12-15 year olds at high risk of complications from the infection because of certain coexisting conditions, reveals a small study accepted for publication in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Although the study numbers
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PERFECT SPOOKY HALLOWEEN Between trick-or-treaters and friendly neighbours, your house gets plenty of food traffic during October. With these DIY Halloween decorations, your home will be looking its very best! Whether you summon a Sanderson sister from Hocus Pocus, Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, or one of the witches from The Wizard of Oz, you
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