Month: September 2021

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Sensory play is a set of activities that stimulate a child’s senses and strengthens them. It involves any game or activity where the child uses touch, sight, taste, smell, and hearing to learn from their immediate environment (1). As babies step into toddlerhood at the age of 12 months, they
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Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapy that shows promise against a deadly pediatric leukemia. The small-molecule therapy was highly effective in fighting a type of acute myeloid leukemia in both in vitro and in vivo experiments, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine in September. The therapy, named MS67, causes the degradation of
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The presence of greenspaces near homes and schools is strongly associated with improved physical activity and mental health outcomes in kids, according to a massive review of data from nearly 300 studies. Published online Sept. 29 in the journal Pediatrics, the review conducted by Washington State University and University of Washington scientists highlights the important
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is an inherited disorder of the adrenal glands. Adrenal glands are located above the kidneys, and they produce three types of hormones. Cortisol: Regulates energy, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels and helps in recovery from severe illnesses Aldosterone: Regulates the amount of salt and water
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A new community-based approach to helping children manage their asthma symptoms will launch in up to 40 public, charter, and parochial schools across the Bronx, and enroll 416 students aged 4-12 years old. The five-year study, titled Evaluation of the Asthma Management Program to Promote Activity for Students in Schools (Asthma-PASS), is supported by a
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Pancake, also known as flapjack or griddlecake, is a fluffy, soft starch-based dish that people usually eat for breakfast. One can make sweet or savory pancakes using different flours and other ingredients, such as egg, milk, and butter. Since pancakes are easy to make and customizable, you may consider adding
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One-third of children with a microdeletion of chromosome 22 will later develop a psychotic illness such as schizophrenia. But how do we know which of these children might be affected? Today, various studies have contributed to the understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms that are associated with the development of psychotic illnesses. The problem is that
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IN THIS ARTICLE Obesity is defined as having excess body fat. A toddler is considered overweight when their weight is higher than the average weight for toddlers of their age. A healthy weight trajectory is one in which the toddler’s height and weight increase proportionally as they grow. When toddlers deviate from their healthy weight
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36% of 9-year-olds and 51% of 13-year-olds say they are willing to have a COVID-19 vaccination compared to 78% of 17-year-olds, finds a major study co-led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The study, published today in EClinicalMedicine, is the only large-scale study to ask children and adolescents about their
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Intussusception is a condition in which one part of the intestine slides or telescopes inside the other part. This may occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. However, the junction between small and large intestines (ileocecal junction) often has a higher risk of telescoping than other segments. Intussusception can cause intestinal
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Nutritious breakfast and lunch linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils across the age spectrumInclude good nutrition in public health strategies for kids’ mental health, urge researchers. Higher fruit and veg intake are significantly associated with better mental health in secondary school children, while a nutritious breakfast and lunch is linked to emotional wellbeing in pupils
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