Month: April 2021

Today, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, TD, launched the COVISION research project to help children and their communities around the world adjust to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Funded by the Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council, the project will explore the creative and innovative
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If you’re sick of cheap clothing that doesn’t last through multiple kids, this consignment company might be the answer. In honour of Earth Day, we tried out a new, zero-waste kids’ fashion company called Mini-Cycle. The Montreal-headquartered mail-in consignment company has a beautifully curated selection of clothing and accessories, from baby to big kid. Their mission
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Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that some skeletal defects associated with a lack of movement in the womb during early development may still be ameliorated after such periods of immobility if movement resumes. The researchers’ discovery was made using chicken embryos, which develop similarly to their human equivalents and which can be easily
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Now that teens and young adults across the country account for an increasing share of COVID-19 cases, and many have become eligible for vaccination, several recently published studies based on polls of this age group provide insights into the kinds of messaging that might work best for both preventing transmission and vaccine uptake. Using data
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Image: Shutterstock Have you ever observed how adorable names that end with a ‘y’ are? First names ending with ‘y’ put forth a sense of uniqueness due to their nickname feel.  Such an ending also adds a special ring to the name. Our list of 300+ girl names ending in y, with meanings, includes cute,
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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded $10 million in first-year funding to establish a clinical research network called Childhood Asthma in Urban Settings (CAUSE). This nationwide network will conduct observational studies and clinical trials to improve understanding of asthma and develop treatment and
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Being a parent of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) infant does not come with its own playbook of instructions. Preparing to care for a medically needy infant requires the mastery of technical skills, knowledge, emotional comfort and confidence. After confirming that an infant is medically ready for discharge, the quality of NICU discharge training/teaching
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. When it comes to the pandemic, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t “women’s rights”. The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the greatest loss of American lives since 1918. As of Monday, February 21, total loss of life has
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In a new study led by Yale Cancer Center, researchers report many survivors of childhood cancers receive systemic therapies associated with cognitive effects and chronic health conditions that may impact long-term cognitive outcomes with downstream effects on education, employment, and income. The results were published online today in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). Cognitive
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies are exposed to several hormones while inside the womb. Several maternal hormonal effects could linger in newborns for a few days to weeks after birth. Newborn vaginal bleeding is one such after-effect. The sudden appearance of a blood-like discharge on a baby’s diaper may shock the new parents. However,
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A new study has found up to half of all children with language difficulties and mental and physical health problems have been exposed to intimate partner violence, prompting calls for health and social care services to provide more effective identification and early intervention. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published
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In early April, YouTube took down a video featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a group of controversial scientists at a March 18 coronavirus roundtable. The online video platform, owned by Google, cited as its rationale that the video contained false statements about the efficacy of children’s mask-wearing. The decision has drawn public blowback on
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