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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes the disease AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). The virus attacks and weakens the infected person’s immune system, increasing the risk of opportunistic infection (1). HIV in newborns is also known as congenital HIV or neonatal HIV (2). Congenital HIV spreads from the mother to the baby
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Milk offers several vital nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, fat, and protein. Toddlers require these nutrients to maintain several physiological functions and healthy development. However, several other foods, such as lean meat, fish, and tofu, can also offer these nutrients. So is feeding milk to toddlers necessary? How much
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A new study from Oregon State University found that infants born within 3 kilometers of oil and natural gas drilling facilities in Texas had slightly lower birthweights than those born before drilling began in their vicinity. The study, published today in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, found that the type of drilling or resource being
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Parach Sirivichayakul, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, presented the poster “Preventing Approximal Caries in Primary Teeth With Topical Fluorides” at the virtual 99th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and the 45th Annual Meeting
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Did you know that you can create incredible solid and durable decorations? You just have to think outside the box, and today we are here to help you. We will give you many ideas on how to make things with cement. It might sound like a complex material to use. Still, if you follow our
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New research shows that 3-year-old toddlers had lower blood pressure when they were breastfed as babies in comparison to ones that weren’t. Woman Breastfeeding. Image Credit: Kingspirit Image Room/Shutterstock.com Exploring cardiovascular disease risk factors in early childhood The development and onset of risk factors for medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease has remained elusive, but
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As a paediatric allergist I am constantly answering questions from friends, relatives, patients and colleagues about introducing allergens to babies. Many people have heard that it’s important to introduce them early, but aren’t clear on exactly why or how to do so. I strongly encourage early introduction of the major allergens, including milk, eggs, peanuts, tree
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Evaluating the efficacy of novel therapies requires the ability to monitor wound progression accurately and reproducibly over time. Researchers have proposed a new scoring system for wound healing in mice based on parameters in each phase of healing, as described in an article in the peer-reviewed journal Stem Cells and Development. The parameters include re-epithelization,
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As children made fewer visits to health facilities and engaged in social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation measures, a smaller number of them also received prescription drugs, a new study suggests. Overall, medications prescribed for children dropped by more than a quarter during the first eight months of the pandemic compared to the previous year,
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A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for both children and adults for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices. EWG’s children’s guideline is the first of its kind and fills a gap left by federal regulators. The study, published in the journal Environmental Health, relies on the methodology developed
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Up to 2,000 children and young adults will be enrolled in a study from Children’s National Hospital in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) that will examine the long-term effects of COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) after these patients have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. This $40
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❤︎ www.theparentingjunkie.com ❤︎ www.facebook.com/theparentingjunkie/ ❤︎ www.twitter.com/parentingjunkie Transitions and toddlers? Not dissimilar to apples and shoes. They just don’t always go together. Watch me put Dr Laura Markham of ahaparenting.com to the test with my glorious toddler-acting-skills. #peacefulparenting VLOG, BOOK & TOY RECOMMENDATIONS HERE: www.theparentingjunkie.com F A C E B O O K: (Cuz I post
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