Month: October 2020

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 23 2020 With nearly half of the world’s population at risk for life-threatening malaria infections, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers and their colleagues identified an important public health measure to control the disease. Use of preventive antimalarial treatments reduces by half the number of malaria infections among
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 22 2020 New questions are at the forefront as a study published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology from nine children’s hospitals finds that most asymptomatic children who tested positive for COVID-19 had relatively low levels of the virus compared to symptomatic children. The authors caution that the reason for
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Dr. Dehra Harris, a pediatric psychiatrist with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses the signs and symptoms in ADHD in children. Parents often ask me, “Is ADHD overdiagnosed?” That’s a tough question to answer. Many factors affect a child’s attention, making ADHD a complicated diagnosis. We follow standards and strict procedures to assess
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With Halloween fast approaching, I realized I’m more than a little behind on the kids’ costume prep. I’m terrible at Halloween. This is supposed to be the fun part, right? Spooky decorations, cool costumes, and candy overload. How could any parent fail at Halloween? I always start out with the best of intentions. This year,
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 21 2020 Researchers at McMaster University have found distinct effects of adversity early in life in the genomes of men compared to women who were born extremely preterm. The study, published online in the journal Development and Psychopathology, followed infants who weighed between 580 and 1000 grams at birth. The
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Winter doesn’t have to suck. These cozy suits are warm, durable and built to withstand the elements so kids can just be kids this winter. It’s no secret, winter is coming,  and when the mercury dips, you want to be prepared. With so many cozy options out there, it can be challenging knowing where to start. Here
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The COVID-19 pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected over 40 million people worldwide and claimed over a million lives. By the 11th of March 2020, nearly all nations were affected, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a pandemic. In the United States alone, the virus has infected over
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Dr. Sarah Garwood, an adolescent pediatrician with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses the signs, effects and prevention of bullying. The effects of bullying can appear as early as preschool. Bullying instances seem to increase during the elementary school years, peak in middle school, then decrease in frequency in high school. As parents,
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