A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 200,000 children showed that children gained excess weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those between 5 and 11 years old. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. When we compared the weight gain among children from 2019 to 2020, we found that there was
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Age-appropriate naps during the daytime are essential for a baby to get the required hours of sleep since they won’t sleep for longer stretches at nighttime. Babies require fewer naps as they grow older, but it is essential to supplement their nighttime sleep with naps for optimal development. Although it
Northwestern Medicine scientists continue to investigate all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic: from molecular mechanisms of infection, to child hospitalization and single-dose vaccine response. One dose not enough for previously infected Thomas McDade, PhD, professor of Medical Social Sciences, was senior author of the study published in EClinical Medicine. One dose of an mRNA vaccine
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), breast milk doesn’t require heating. One can feed room temperature or cold breast milk to their baby (1). Yet, several parents prefer warming refrigerated or frozen breast milk mainly for two common reasons. Firstly, warming stored breast milk helps to
Researchers with the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center led a multisite study which has demonstrated that, when controlled and standardized, quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the pancreas is highly reproducible when using different MRI hardware and software at different geographic locations. This finding opens up a new
Researchers from the HSE Centre for Language and Brain and their Russian and American colleagues have become the first to compare expressive and receptive language abilities of Russian children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at different linguistic levels. Their work helped them refute the hypothesis that children with ASD understand spoken language less well than
Autism – Chelsea talks about finding out her children have autism. Does your child have autism? How did you react to finding out your child was autistic? learn more about autism: http://www.smarterparenting.com/specific-lesson/view/autism-spectrum-disorder
Do you want to transform a dull corner into an incredible place? Learn tricks to remodel your home and turn it into a beautiful space full of joy. If you are a fan of crafts, especially interior decoration, we will give you many ideas to change your style and have fun doing an impressive remodel.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE “I want to pee!”, “I am hungry!”, “Can we read one more book, please?”—Do these lines seem familiar? Are you one of those exhausted, sleep-deprived parents whose toddler won’t go to bed without throwing tantrums no matter what? We feel you, dear sleep-deprived parent! Stalling sleep is a common ploy
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Muffin is a baked product usually made with all-purpose flour, milk, egg, butter or shortening, raising agent, and flavoring. It could also contain nuts, fresh or dried fruits, and seeds. You can buy sweet and savory muffins from the market, but you can customize their ingredients and size by baking
Children with infantile spasms, a rare form of epileptic seizures, should be treated with one of three recommended therapies and the use of non-standard therapies should be strongly discouraged, according to a study of their effectiveness by a Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigator and collaborating colleagues in the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Consortium. Early treatment
Bhutan is following up on its success in vaccinating 90 per cent of its adult population against COVID-19 by embarking on a plan to immunize children in the 12 to 19 age group. Immunization of children started in the high-risk southern areas of Bhutan that border India — a country now battling a devastating second
With so many Canadians still unvaccinated, and a nastier version of COVID on the move, experts are more worried for children than last year. “Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.” That folk saying seems apt as parents, children and teachers brace for the new school year. On Aug. 18, the B.C. COVID-19 Modelling
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Birth asphyxia is when the baby does not get enough oxygen before or during the birth process. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines birth asphyxia as the failure to initiate and sustain breathing at birth. According to WHO statistics, four million babies are born with birth asphyxia every year (1).
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Eruption cysts are benign cysts that appear on the gums before a tooth’s eruption. It may appear as a bluish-purple lump and seem like a soft bubble on the baby’s gums. Eruption cysts occur in varying sizes. It may seem unusual to see an eruption cyst on your baby’s gums.
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE While most babies have their first teeth erupt between four and seven months of age, some babies have their teeth erupt sooner. This is called an early eruption. While rare, early eruption is seen in some babies and is usually not a cause for concern. These teeth are not natal
Furniture and TV tip-overs are an important source of injury, especially for children younger than 6 years old. A recent study led by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an estimated 560,200 children younger than 18 years old were treated in U.S. emergency departments for furniture
Would you like to learn impressive tricks with paper? That’s right! You can make incredible things using just paper sheets, maybe some ornaments with beautiful shapes and colors, or also eye-catching objects and even toys to spend your free time. Don’t wait any longer. Find all the colored sheets you have and sit down to
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is common for toddlers to withhold poop by not passing stool. There may be psychological or physical factors behind a toddler withholding poop. It is essential to resolve it in time to avoid other health problems. Understanding the causes can help parents tackle the issue appropriately. In this post,
Researchers in the UK have looked at the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic on the population birth outcomes in 2020, detailing the experiences of the expectant mothers from immunization rates for babies to self-reported levels of stress and anxiety in the mothers, compared to pre-COVID years. A pre-print version of the research