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The increased infectiousness and faster transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants, along with the resistance towards masking and vaccinations, have made it difficult to predict the trajectory of the pandemic. In the United States, the Delta variant disrupted the low number of cases observed in the summer and caused a higher surge
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Getting up to speed on federal politics probably wasn’t on your Summer 2021 bucket list. But with Canadians heading to the polls on September 20, it’s critical for parents to understand what’s at stake this election—and how the outcome will shape your family’s future. No time to do the research, you say? We get it—you’re
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Researchers in Israel have conducted a study showing that vaccinating pregnant women against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) early on in the third trimester may maximize transplacental antibody transfer, potentially helping to prevent severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during infancy. The team – from Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem and the University
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Scientists from Israel have recently explored the effectiveness of two-dose and three-dose regimens of the BNT162b2 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine (Pfizer/BioNTech) to reduce viral load in breakthrough infections caused by the delta variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Furthermore, they observe that the gradual reduction of vaccine efficacy against viral load
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Thousands of pre-school children will benefit from improved language, numeracy and personal, social and emotional skills, thanks to a programme of high-quality training and professional development support for early years staff. The Early Years Professional Development Programme (PDP) is to be extended to around 50 new local authorities across England in 2021/22, the Department for
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The four Chief Medical Officers will provide further advice on the COVID-19 vaccination of young people aged 12 to 15 with COVID-19 vaccines following the advice of the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The independent medicines regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has approved the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines
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Licensing productive transcription through RNA polymerase II stabilityPlay Video Credit: Northwestern University Northwestern Medicine scientists have identified a critical checkpoint in transcription elongation, the process of synthesizing RNA from a DNA template, according to findings published in Molecular Cell. According to the study, the presence of a protein called SPT5 serves as a “passport,” determining
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Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The American Academy Of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry estimates that 40% of children are left alone at home at some point in time. As a parent of young children, you might also have to eventually leave your children alone at home for one reason or another—work, errands, or other social responsibilities.
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Communal leisure activities in youth can have positive and far-reaching effects on mental health, according to a new study by the University of Oulu, Finland. A research group of experts in psychiatry and health sciences investigated the association of leisure activities of young people aged 15-16 with later psychiatric morbidity. According to the study, socially
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In general, children are less frequently affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as compared to adults. The infection rates of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is the virus responsible for COVID-19, in children are not well known. Whether SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in children reflect community transmission, these rates differ between younger
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In recent years, women have shared stories of their infertility, miscarriages, postpartum depression and birth trauma. But there is one area of reproductive health that moms are still reluctant to open up about, and that’s abortion. It may surprise you to learn that many of the women who have abortions in Canada—perhaps the majority—are moms. According
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It may take a little digging, but there are serious savings to be had at this discount superstore. Oh, Dollarama. The store with long aisles, bright lighting and jam-packed (but perfectly organized) shelves may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there are serious bargains to be had. Think of shopping at Dollarama as you would
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School lunch should fuel kids up for learning. But what does that actually look like? We asked dietitian and mom of three Sarah Remmer. What should be in a kid’s school lunch? A: The keys to a school lunch are nutrition, variety and balance. I offer at least five items in my kids’ lunches so they
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Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Crying is a normal emotional response and a part of development (1). Children may cry for several reasons, including pain, fear, sadness, confusion, frustration, fatigue, and anger, or when they are not able to verbalize their feelings. They may also cry when they are unable to handle certain situations and their
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When Natalie Romero’s daughter was sick with a stuffy nose, fever and a cough, she brought her to the emergency department—while second guessing herself the whole time. “Her fever wasn’t going away, and she was starting to have a harder time breathing, but at the same time, I worried that she wasn’t sick enough to
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