Month: April 2021

Researchers have found a causal link between caesarean section birth, low intestinal microbiota and peanut sensitivity in infants, and they report the effect is more pronounced in children of Asian descent than others, in a recently published paper in the journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. It’s important to know what predicts or increases risk
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People with cystic fibrosis are living better and longer, and now investigators want to further enhance quality and longevity by better understanding the role of nutrition, body composition and exercise in their health across an increasing lifespan. While CF may be viewed primarily as a lung disease, the abnormally thick mucus that clogs patients’ airways
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breastfeeding is a crucial practice that holds umpteen benefits for you and the baby. Perhaps it is why feeding expressed breast milk is considered the second-best option when breastfeeding isn’t possible. But feeding expressed breast milk is beneficial when breast milk expression, handling, and storage are done appropriately. A new
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A collaborative study from the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) identified clear strengths and a series of specific challenges autistic adolescents experience while learning to drive. The findings were recently published by the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Researchers conducted
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A COVID-19 vaccine that could provide protection against existing and future strains of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and other coronaviruses, and cost about $1 a dose has shown promising results in early animal testing. Vaccines created by UVA Health’s Steven L. Zeichner, MD, PhD, and Virginia Tech’s Xiang-Jin Meng, MD, PhD, prevented pigs from being becoming
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A candidate vaccine that could provide protection against the COVID-19 virus and other coronaviruses has shown promising results in early animal testing. The candidate coronavirus vaccines, created by Virginia Tech’s University Distinguished Professor X.J. Meng and UVA Health’s Professor Steven L. Zeichner, prevented pigs from being becoming ill with a pig coronavirus, porcine epidemic diarrhea
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To better understand the psychological and physical impact caused by the profound consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic – and also inform priorities for interventions and policy changes to address the mental health consequences of the pandemic — researchers from the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute developed and deployed the CoRonavIruS
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The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These mutations
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Image: iStock Breastfeeding is a special journey with specific nutritional needs. Your nutrient and calorie requirement is higher as your body needs more calories and nutrients to produce breast milk and facilitate postpartum recovery. Healthy snacking options, such as lactation smoothies, added to your nursing diet could help meet these needs with ease. Lactation smoothies
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Argh! It’s so frustrating to prepare food for our babies and toddlers only for them to then promptly throw it on the floor, am I right? If you’re not sure how to handle it when your toddler throws food and this behavior is repeating in your home, it can be so aggravating – but you’re
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