Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 17 2020 Studies have shown that food allergies negatively affect the quality of life of those who suffer with them. A new study being presented at this year’s virtual American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting reveals the impact on food allergy quality of life (FAQOL)
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 17 2020 Younger parents were much less likely than older parents to say they planned to vaccinate their children and themselves against COVID-19, according to a research letter published online in medRxiv by authors at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE If your four-month-old baby suddenly wakes up often at night and experiences difficulties falling back to sleep, they might be experiencing sleep regression. Your baby’s sleep patterns change suddenly at this age. Anecdotal evidence suggests that sleep regression is real and can be difficult for parents and caretakers to handle,
Winter holidays are right around the corner, and with them comes the opportunity to share books with our kids about why we celebrate. Books also help mamas get into the holiday spirit and quietly reconnect with our kids. The team of teachers and librarians at Best Kids’ Books selected books about different holidays celebrated by
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 16 2020 Health care workers — particularly nurses — have a higher prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection than non-health care workers, according to researchers at Rutgers, which released baseline results from a large prospective study of participants at Rutgers and affiliated hospitals recruited during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo Walls are all the rage. Here’s how to make a DIY Photo Wall for less than $15. Here’s how to make it! First, find photos you like online. We searched Pinterest under Pink Aesthetic Photos. Make sure they are free photos. Clip or download. Fit into the Cosco 4×6 format. 4×6 cost 11-cents each.
CUTE LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY CARDS The holiday season can be very busy for a lot of people. There’s lots to prepare, gifts to buy, home to decorate, food to cook and… cards to make! We know sometimes you don’t have enough time to make your own Christmas cards, but don’t worry. We’ve prepared an amazing video
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a breathing disorder due to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs. The condition is also known as wet lungs of newborns, transient RDS, neonatal transient tachypnea, retained fetal lung fluid, and prolonged transition. TTN may cause mild breathing problems in babies during
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 16 2020 In a retrospective case study, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that antibiotics administered to children younger than 2 are associated with several ongoing illnesses or conditions, ranging from allergies to obesity. The findings appear in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Using health record data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, a
Image: iStock Birth defects or congenital disorders may cause physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities in babies. These are conditions present at birth and often require intervention or special care to improve the baby’s quality of life. Statistics show that a baby is born with birth defects every four and a half minutes in the US
“When you were born at 27 weeks, I was terrified. But after I held you for the first time our bodies synced, you erased all my fears and the chaos around us disappeared.” Dear Cruz, On the morning of January 11, 2015, I took a photo of my growing belly sticking out of my onesie.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 16 2020 Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and their colleagues have determined a key factor as to why COVID-19 appears to infect and sicken adults and older people preferentially while seeming to spare younger children. Children have lower levels of an enzyme/co-receptor that SARS-CoV-2, the RNA virus that
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cloth diapers may bring to mind a long string of clothes hanging to dry. It may even make you think that using cloth diapers adds to the already existing load of laundry. However, cloth diapers are not the same as before. Of course, you would have to wash them still,
It was creeping towards midnight, and I was in the kitchen, scrubbing cupboards and tossing bags of pasta, flour and crackers into a plastic bin. Muttering phrases like “they’re learning resilience” and “it could always be worse.” It was April 7, in the fourth week of lockdown in Toronto. We were still waking up every
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 16 2020 As almost any new parent will attest, the issue of infant sleep can be a nightmare. But the challenges and consequential health effects of infant sleep problems may, like so many other health disparities, disproportionately affect families of different racial/ethnic backgrounds and household socioeconomic statuses. A new study
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has had a relatively low impact on the pediatric population so far, it is feared that the second wave, which is already underway in many parts of the world, may take its toll on the young and old during the winter season. An article published in October 2020 in the journal
These are the top family-tested and approved toys for your baby or toddler. In partnership with VTech Not sure what to buy your little one? We’ve got you covered with our family-tested and approved picks that your baby or toddler. From wooden blocks to educational tech toys, your holiday shopping just got a whole lot
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to rise across the globe. Over 54.3 million people have been infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the causative agent of COVID-19 – and 1.31 million have lost their lives. Scientists in Taiwan recently published a report on their use of anti-neutrophil strategies to treat
Do you know how to play with kids? In this episode of Mom Docs, Dr. Dehra Harris shares a few tips to keep in mind when playing with children. “It’s all about connection,” explains Dr. Harris. When you play with your kids, ask questions and let them know you enjoy the activity. Let them take
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 12 2020 According to the National Institutes of Health, opioid misuse and addiction in the United States is a national crisis, with an economic burden upwards of $78 billion. Opioids are useful for pain management following surgery and other major procedures, but until now there have been no recommendations guiding