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
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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,
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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.
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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
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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
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“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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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