Month: February 2022

With the support of generous donations from listeners and others, Mix 106.5’s 33rd annual Radiothon raised $1,361,137.33 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The final total from the event, which took place last week, was announced on the radio station on Monday, Feb. 28. Radiothon is such an important event for everyone at the Children’s Center.
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Antibiotics provide no benefit in preventing future recurrent wheezing in babies hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. And there is some evidence that antibiotics may make wheezing worse. The antibiotic azithromycin has anti-inflammatory properties that can be beneficial in some
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Post-acute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection is estimated to affect about 2% of the population in the United Kingdom (UK). These long-term symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also called post-acute COVID-19 syndrome, post-COVID-19 syndrome, long COVID, or post-COVID condition, cause functional impairment in the majority of those affected. COVID-19
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A Canada-U.S. research team has estimated concentrations of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in breast milk – and raise the need for more research. Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large family of synthetic organic chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. Used extensively in everyday products like non-stick coatings, food-contact surfaces,
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On February 24, 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then images of families forced to separate, NICU babies sheltering in a hospital basement, and whole communities hiding in subway stations have dominated our news and social media feeds. If what’s happening in Ukraine is deeply affecting you and you want to help, you aren’t alone. Read
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Brain organization differs between boys and girls with autism, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The differences, identified by analyzing hundreds of brain scans with artificial intelligence techniques, were unique to autism and not found in typically developing boys and girls. The research helps explain why autism symptoms differ
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Get your *FREE* 20 Ways to Naturally Improve Your Child’s Focus cheat sheet → http://www.theparentingjunkie.com/focus-free “There are large variations in attention span and temperament that we can attribute simply to the diversity of the human experience. I feel we can view this as a strength and not the disorder it’s painted to be.” – @parentingjunkie Go
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Decoration and snacks are one of the main things in parties and celebrations. That’s why we put together all the tricks to fill your kitchen with fun. We recommend trying these ideas and making your own DIY projects full of joy. Invite your family and together to play, paint and decorate lots of creative things
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Ear infection in babies usually refers to middle ear infection. The middle ear is part of the ear that contains the vibrating bones of the ear. This air-filled space behind the eardrum is an optimal site for the growth of microorganisms, and ear infections in infants are quite common (1)
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Phthalates are endocrine disrupting chemicals that are used in plastics and as food additives. A recent study in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry examined whether prenatal exposure to phthalates in maternal and cord blood affects birth outcomes in infants. Results from the study involving 65 mother-infant pairs suggest that phthalates have potentially estrogenic effects in female
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Content warning: Discussion of eating disorders below. A report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown that during the pandemic, weekly emergency department visits among teen girls tripled for tic disorders and doubled for eating disorders.   These findings denote a dramatic overall increase in distress among teen girls during
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Dr. Dennis Ownby, former chief of the Section of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the Medical College of Georgia, is the recipient of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s 2022 Distinguished Clinician Recognition Award. He will receive the award, which recognizes leaders in the field who have also been active in the academy,
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Children who sleep more often under insecticide-treated bed nets have more than 40 per cent higher likelihood of surviving into adulthood than their counterparts who use bed nets less often, a study suggests. Researchers have been exploring whether early malaria control interventions guarantee a person’s protection from the disease in later stages of life but
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As a clinician at the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, David Beversdorf helps patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), many of whom may also be struggling with gastrointestinal or digestive issues, including constipation and diarrhea. These symptoms are experienced by children with ASD at a higher rate than their neurotypical
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Strawberry is a nutrient-dense fruit rich in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. But since they are acidic, parents might want to know when can babies have strawberries? Thankfully, you may make strawberries a part of a baby’s weaning diet. The fruit can contribute to their overall nutritional needs, promoting their health and
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