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Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) — a common treatment for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) — likely works by depleting immune cells called neutrophils, according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MIS-C is a rare condition that usually affects school-age children who initially had only mild COVID-19 symptoms or
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Image: Shutterstock Watching your child’s smile and cutesy expressions is pure bliss. You would never want to let go of a chance to witness these magical moments of your child’s initial years, would you? But if those unpredictable, wondrous, and spontaneous reactions are captured, they can be cherished forever. If you are looking for some
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And why are some people so hardcore about choosing one approach over the other? “Baby-led weaning” was coined by authors Tracey Murkett and Gill Rapley in 2008 when they published their initial book in the UK. It refers to a baby starting solids solely by self-feeding with food they can grasp, without any purées or
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A researcher at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a $1.74 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore how prenatal alcohol exposure leads to ‘anxious’ offspring. Binghamton University Associate Professor of Psychology Marvin Diaz received the grant. Called “Prenatal Alcohol and Anxiety: An Ontogenetic Role for CRF,” the
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Winter is here, which means it’s cough season. But not all coughs are the same. In this video, learn about RSV & croup, two respiratory viruses that affect young children and cause distinctive coughs. Dr. Kristen Bruno discusses how you can tell if your child has one of these respiratory infections. Plus, find out what
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at University of California San Diego approximately $30 million over five years to expand and deepen longitudinal studies of the developing brain in children. Specifically, the funding will accelerate an ambitious effort to better understand how young brains and minds develop from infancy through early childhood
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Image: iStock Once a baby is born, they require complete attention of their parents as they keep growing a little every day. Their health needs to be monitored closely to ensure that they are healthy and identify early signs of any health problems. Parenting can get challenging sometimes, and a baby development app can be
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Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers, a new study suggests. A study has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have
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Children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that affects use of one side of the body, showed improved use of the arm and hand after receiving a high dose of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in a clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in Pediatrics, suggests that the more
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Young adults who experience a traumatic injury are now more likely to have insurance coverage and access to rehabilitation if they live in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new study findings show. Further, states that expanded Medicaid also saw greater reductions in socioeconomic and racial disparities in certain areas,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital cataract is an eye condition prevalent among newborns. In this infantile disease, the baby’s natural eye lenses appear milky white from birth. Congenital cataract is different from other cataract forms. The former is mostly inherited and present at birth, while the latter develops at an older age. Congenital cataracts
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There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children. But first you have to get comfortable with the concepts and the words in your mouth. A bad lump. The black spot. Little cells behaving badly. There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children, regardless of age or stage. Before parents pick one,
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Image: Shutterstock Whether your friends are coming over, or you just want to spend some alone time watching a nice movie and are browsing through thousands of movies, looking for what to watch next can be confusing. To make it easier, we have compiled a list of fun films to watch anywhere, any time. For
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In late December 2019, a novel pneumonia-like lung infection was reported in the Chinese province of Hubei. This, in turn, led to the ongoing coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is closely related to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (the Middle East Respiratory
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