Month: August 2021

Raelene Dundon will never forget the day she realized it was time to tell her preschool son he was autistic.* When they were visiting her eldest son’s classroom for story time, some of the students noticed that the younger boy seemed similar to their autistic classmate and told Dundon’s eldest that his brother had autism.
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When Linda James was pregnant with her first baby, a boy who is now four, her mother-in-law, who lives in the United States, seemed benevolent and excited. By the time she and her husband arrived in Toronto to meet the newborn—the baby who made her a grandmother—she had morphed into a judgy, argumentative interrogator who
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Tired of coaxing your kid to tell you about their day? Skip the question period and try this instead. At the end of a long school day, a lot of kids need a transition period that offers reassurance and connection—maybe this year more than ever. For some kids, this need can show up as tears
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Early in the tumultuous 2020-21 school year, Missouri officials made a big gamble: set aside roughly 1 million rapid covid tests for the state’s K-12 schools in hopes of quickly identifying sick students or staff members. The Trump administration had spent $760 million to procure 150 million rapid-response antigen tests from Abbott Laboratories, including 1.75
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Candida is a type of yeast that is usually harmless and resides on the skin and in the mouth, digestive tract, and vagina. Yeast overgrowth due to certain conditions leads to fungal infection (1). The medical term for yeast infection of the skin is cutaneous candidiasis. Candida albicans is the
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As a result of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, schools throughout the world have closed for extended periods of time. The reopening of schools is being challenged continuously due to the emergence of new variants of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Self-testing and vaccination against COVID-19 to minimize school
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It isn’t a matter of one needle puncture. Many children coming through the doors of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are seen for chronic conditions and often require frequent visits. Painful procedures-;like a blood draw or catheter placement-;can cause anxiety and fear in patients. Now, a study published in JAMA Network Open shows that virtual reality
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital brain defects or malformations are a group of brain disorders or defects in infants during fetal life and present at birth. Various genetic and environmental factors can contribute to this condition. Brain defects may occur during the initial weeks of pregnancy, particularly during the first 12 weeks since the
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Should you breastfeed or give your baby formula? It’s one of the most challenging questions that expecting and new parents face. Experts worldwide advise breastfeeding as the best choice for a baby’s growth, development, and long-term health. But some parents might want to give the formula a try. In such
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New research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science reveals that teenagers (ages 13–17) in low socioeconomic settings who spend a moderate amount of time online after a stressful experience deal with adversity far better than those who spend many hours online or avoid digital technology altogether. Adolescents are smart, and they make use of
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Is motherly intuition more important than fatherly intuition? 🤔 Do moms “know” more than dads, because we grew our babies in our bellies? To learn more on this, SUBSCRIBE to this channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/theparentingjunkie?sub_confirmation=1) Take the FREE online masterclass “Transform Your Relationship” (http://www.theparentingjunkie.com/transform-your-relationship) Download your FREE Childhood Design Guide to Transform your HOME into a play-inducing
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Anything the mother eats or drinks can reach breast milk, including alcohol. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, not drinking alcohol is the safest option for breastfeeding moms since alcohol can transfer to breast milk, and babies cannot metabolize it well. Alcohol in breast milk can
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A major UK clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown how a new approach to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill infants and children. The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Programme, found that a greater involvement of nurses, minimizing
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The breast milk of lactating mothers vaccinated against COVID-19 contains a significant supply of antibodies that may help protect nursing infants from the illness, according to new research from the University of Florida. Our findings show that vaccination results in a significant increase in antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 -; the virus that causes COVID-19 -; in
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