A researcher at Binghamton University, State University of New York has received a $1.74 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore how prenatal alcohol exposure leads to ‘anxious’ offspring. Binghamton University Associate Professor of Psychology Marvin Diaz received the grant. Called “Prenatal Alcohol and Anxiety: An Ontogenetic Role for CRF,” the
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researchers at University of California San Diego approximately $30 million over five years to expand and deepen longitudinal studies of the developing brain in children. Specifically, the funding will accelerate an ambitious effort to better understand how young brains and minds develop from infancy through early childhood
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Image: iStock Once a baby is born, they require complete attention of their parents as they keep growing a little every day. Their health needs to be monitored closely to ensure that they are healthy and identify early signs of any health problems. Parenting can get challenging sometimes, and a baby development app can be
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Young adults who experience a traumatic injury are now more likely to have insurance coverage and access to rehabilitation if they live in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new study findings show. Further, states that expanded Medicaid also saw greater reductions in socioeconomic and racial disparities in certain areas,
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Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers, a new study suggests. A study has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital cataract is an eye condition prevalent among newborns. In this infantile disease, the baby’s natural eye lenses appear milky white from birth. Congenital cataract is different from other cataract forms. The former is mostly inherited and present at birth, while the latter develops at an older age. Congenital cataracts
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Children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that affects use of one side of the body, showed improved use of the arm and hand after receiving a high dose of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in a clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in Pediatrics, suggests that the more
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In late December 2019, a novel pneumonia-like lung infection was reported in the Chinese province of Hubei. This, in turn, led to the ongoing coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which is closely related to SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (the Middle East Respiratory
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Image: iStock Toddlers have a personality of their own, which cannot be underestimated by any means. Their bedroom needs to reflect their personality. It should not just be cutesy and functional but well planned as well, to always ensure your child’s safety. We have compiled a list of toddler bedroom ideas that you can use
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There has been a considerable amount of controversy surrounding whether pregnant women with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are at a higher risk for poor outcomes for themselves and their babies. A recent study suggests the answer depends on the presence of symptoms at near term. “Most pregnancy and delivery outcomes were similar between COVID-19-positive
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Camping with a toddler seems like a scary idea, right? With their curiosity, excess energy, tantrums, and tendency to wander off, your tiny tots can be quite a handful. However, a camping trip would be beneficial for them. It will allow your munchkins to experience the beauty of nature up
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a withdrawal syndrome in babies who have had prenatal exposure to certain substances, such as opioids or alcohol, in the womb (1). Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) is a related term used to describe the withdrawal from opioids specifically (2). Neonatal abstinence syndrome usually develops
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In an unprecedented effort to address the harmful effects of structural racism on health, 60 predominantly Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia will be part of an ambitious study to assess the impact of a multi-component intervention addressing both environmental and economic injustice on health and well-being, led by Penn Medicine researchers Eugenia C. South, MD, MHSP,
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