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Doctors treating babies born with Turner syndrome need to look for heart rhythm abnormalities, in addition to the usual heart problems of high blood pressure or left-sided structural heart defects, according to Meena Bolourchi, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Turner syndrome occurs in one out of 2,500 live female
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Do you know how to play with kids? In this episode of Mom Docs, Dr. Dehra Harris shares a few tips to keep in mind when playing with children. “It’s all about connection,” explains Dr. Harris. When you play with your kids, ask questions and let them know you enjoy the activity. Let them take
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No matter what mom’s taste is, you’re sure to find something she’ll love in this list of pretty Mother’s Day gifts—fit for every budget. Flowers are nice, but why not give her something that will last well past May 9th this year? From punchy spring fashions to indulgent makeup, these gifts are designed to spoil
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE ‘What’s in a name?’ is an expression in popular parlance, but we know well enough the effect one’s name has on people. When someone has an exotic or foreign-sounding name, which is also difficult to pronounce, it piques the curiosity. It can also be a conversation starter in many situations,
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Apr 30 2021 An estimated 500,000 babies born around the world each year develop unnecessary brain damage that could be treated if caught in time – but monitoring these infants’ delicate brains is extremely difficult. However, spotting these underlying causes at a critical, early stage, a new photonics device currently in development aims to reduce
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Using ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to map the brains of people with Down syndrome (DS), researchers from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals and other institutions detected subtle differences in the structure and function of the hippocampus–a region of the brain tied to memory and learning. Such detailed mapping, made possible
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Children love to play and are curious to explore new things. They also start developing cognitively from a young age (1). Exposing them to different activities will help them play and learn at the same time. Several childhood activities enhance various skills in children. All you need to do is
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Exposure before birth to persistent organic pollutants (POPs)– organochlorine pesticides, industrial chemicals, etc.–may increase the risk in adolescence of metabolic disorders, such as obesity and high blood pressure. This was the main conclusion of a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a research centre supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation. The study
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that involves challenges in social interaction, nonverbal communication, speech, and repetitive behaviors. In the United States alone, about 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with ASD. Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. Early diagnosis is crucial for treatment and
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Weill Cornell Medicine physician-scientist Dr. David Lyden, whose research has led to groundbreaking discoveries about how cancer spreads, has been elected into the esteemed Association of American Physicians. Dr. Lyden, the Stavros S. Niarchos Professor in Pediatric Cardiology and a member of the Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health at Weill Cornell Medicine,
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When your kid misbehaves, do you do time-outs, time-ins or neither? Experts disagree on what works best. Here’s how to make sense of all this conflicting parenting advice. David Rettew is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and associate professor of psychiatry and paediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. His new book, Parenting
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Anemia rates among children and teenagers in India may be 20 per cent lower than currently reported as diagnosis is based on ethnically inappropriate blood count thresholds, a study argues. The study of hemoglobin concentrations in healthy Indian children aged zero to 19 found that the hemoglobin thresholds — or cut-offs — used to define
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