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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Custard is a common dessert prepared using milk or cream cooked with a thickening agent, such as egg yolk, flavoring, or sugar. You can make different custard types with varying consistencies and textures by blending different ingredients or changing the preparation method (1). You could use over-the-counter custard powders to
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 13 2020 The authors, two surgeon-researchers from Murayama Medical Center in Tokyo, tested a device that, when attached to everyday eyeglasses, can display fluoroscopic images used for surgical guidance directly to the surgeon. Without such a device, the surgeon must receive this guidance by repeatedly looking across the operating room
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Essential oils (EOs) are plant-based, concentrated oils with peculiar aroma and several therapeutic properties. They are extracted from any part of a plant, such as barks, leaves, flowers, seeds, or fruits. In recent years, the use of essential oils for babies has increased for aromatherapy and general purposes. However, in
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Note: The first step is always speaking with your medical professional and obtaining clearance to exercise before beginning or continuing a workout plan while pregnant! As a personal trainer, pilates instructor and pre/post-natal exercise specialist, I always assumed I would have an extremely active pregnancy. That all came to screeching halt when I was put
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 13 2020 UCLA researchers say a blood test commonly used to detect fetal genetic abnormalities may help predict complications associated with pregnancy before symptoms develop. Their preliminary study, appearing in Epigenetics, links certain cell-free DNA signatures to adverse outcomes in pregnancy, including ischemic placental disease and gestational diabetes. The findings
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE By the time children reach three years of age, they become more active and independent. A three-year-old child’s concentration span increases, but their constant search to explore new things and games makes them restless. No matter how many new toys and games you get them, they lose interest in them
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE One of the most important and exciting milestones for parents is when their baby starts walking. Usually, before babies take the first step, they sit, crawl, rollover, and start pulling up to stand with support. Parents often look for such signs to know when their baby will take their first
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 12 2020 Mothers with SARS-CoV-2 infection rarely transmit the virus to their newborns when basic infection-control practices are followed, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. The findings–the most detailed data available on the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 12 2020 Traditionally, geneticists divide disorders into “simple,” where a single gene mutation causes disease, or complex, where mutations in many genes contribute modest amounts. A new study suggests that the truth is somewhere in between. For many years, scientists studying patient genomes have gained glimpses of genetic “burden” or
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Biscuits are ready-to-eat, baked snacks commonly made with leavened or unleavened flour, fat, sugar, and salts. They can also have other ingredients, such as milk, egg, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. Based on these ingredients and shapes or sizes, commercial biscuits have a wide product range. Parents often consider commercial
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Hey friends! Get ready to learn a bunch of new unexpected science experiments we have for you today. For starters, you’ll learn how to do a distilled water experiment that will completely blow your mind. Did you know that, with the right air pressure, you can do the coolest water trick? You’ll just need a
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 9 2020 Neuroscientists have found new evidence that learning to play an instrument may be good for the brain. Musically trained children perform better at attention and memory recall and have greater activation in brain regions related to attention control and auditory encoding, executive functions known to be associated with
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 9 2020 CooperVision is reporting the latest findings from its landmark MiSight® 1 day clinical study, providing new insights about myopia management and the proven efficacy of the specially designed contact lens. Among many powerful outcomes are that nearly one in four children’s eyes originally fit with MiSight® 1 day
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Most parents contemplate replacing formula milk with whole cow milk once the baby completes their first birthday. Knowing the proper method of transitioning to whole cow milk is essential. Most 12-month-olds are ready to quit formula and move to whole cow milk. You can help the baby during this phase
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Oct 9 2020 A natural treatment for an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that causes blindness in infants can be effectively administered through a simple eye drop without causing irritation, Kingston University researchers have found. A research team from Kingston University has been exploring the potential of antimicrobial agent monocaprin as an alternative to antibiotic treatments for
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