Image: iStock Breastfeeding is a special journey with specific nutritional needs. Your nutrient and calorie requirement is higher as your body needs more calories and nutrients to produce breast milk and facilitate postpartum recovery. Healthy snacking options, such as lactation smoothies, added to your nursing diet could help meet these needs with ease. Lactation smoothies
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The narrowing of the pylorus (stomach’s opening to the intestine) is called pyloric stenosis. It occurs due to thickened pylorus muscles that prevent the movement of food from the stomach to the intestines. This blockage may cause projectile vomiting after feeding and often result in fluid and nutrient deficiencies, leading
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies have a dynamic appetite that keeps changing as they grow and develop. Some days they may eat well, while other days, they may refuse to eat. It is called an appetite slump in babies. Although appetite slumps among babies aren’t uncommon, knowing the precise cause ensures that they stay
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Image: Shutterstock Most places have last names that have been present in families for centuries. However, it is not the case with Hawaii. Hawaiian naming traditions have changed over the past few decades. The island’s original inhabitants mostly used first names. But, with an inflow of immigrants to these magnificent islands, the use of surnames
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The criminalization of immigration policies are associated with higher rates of preterm birth for Black women born outside the United States, while inclusive immigrant policies were associated with lower preterm birth for all women born outside the U.S., particularly white women. Compared to infants born full-term (at 37 weeks), premature babies may be more at
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Before humans can benefit from new drug therapies and nutritional additives, scientists test their safety and efficacy in animals, typically mice and rats. But, as much as they’ve done for biomedical research, rodents aren’t always the best research model for studies on neonatal brain development and nutrition. That’s where pigs can play an important role.
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Anxiety disorders affect one in five youth. Generally, a child is treated with either cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or medication. But despite the high prevalence of anxiety, there is no study-based evidence to compare the success rate of medication versus CBT. Some success has been demonstrated with each treatment type but not all patients respond
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Apr 15 2021 Asthma afflicts more than 300 million people worldwide. The most severe manifestation, known as non-Th2, or non-atopic childhood asthma, represents the majority of the cases, greater than 85%, particularly in low-income countries, according to Hyunok Choi, an associate professor at the Lehigh University College of Health. Yet, whether non-Th2 is a distinct
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A Keele researcher will embark on a two-year study to identify affordable treatments to help children living with spinal muscular atrophy. Dr Melissa Bowerman, of Keele University’s School of Medicine, has been awarded £99,959 by theAcademy of Medical Science’s Springboard grant schemeto continue her research into treatments for the devastating childhood disease. To undertake the
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Nursing mothers who receive a COVID-19 vaccine may pass protective antibodies to their babies through breast milk for at least 80 days following vaccination, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Our study showed a huge boost in antibodies against the COVID-19 virus in breast milk starting two weeks after
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