COVID-19 infection in pregnancy is not associated with stillbirth or early neonatal death, according to a new study. However the research, from over 4000 pregnant women with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, also found women who had a positive test were more likely to have a premature birth. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College
New research suggests that more than 100 chemicals found in plastic toy materials may pose possible health risks to children. The study provides findings that may lead to stricter international regulations. It has long been known that several chemicals used in plastic toys in different parts of the world can be harmful to human health.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Abnormally increased muscle tone is called hypertonia, which may cause muscle stiffness and difficulty in moving the limbs. Hypertonia is less common among babies than hypotonia (floppy baby syndrome). The condition is a central nervous system pathology and could be present at birth or develop after birth. Some babies may
Here’s a link to the ecourse: ❤︎ https://parentingjunkie.leadpages.co/empathic-limits/ Please SUBSCRIBE – http://bit.ly/2g97fUz! If you liked this video please share it with a friend! Have a video request? Parenting question? Leave it in the comments below 🙂 ❤︎ CHECK OUT A DAY IN MY LIFE WITH 3 LITTLES: http://bit.ly/2g8CqyE ❤︎ STALK ME: Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theparentingjunkie/ Instagram
In African Americans, the genetic risk landscape for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is very different from that of people with European ancestry, according to results of the first whole-genome study of IBD in African Americans. The authors say that future clinical research on IBD needs to take ancestry into account. Findings of the multi-center study,
A child’s first influenza infection shapes their immunity to future airborne flu viruses-;including emerging pandemic strains. But not all flu strains spur the same initial immune defense, according to new findings published today by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine virologists in the journal PLOS Pathogens. These results are relevant right now to the COVID-19
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal hypoglycemia is a common metabolic problem where the newborn’s blood glucose levels are less than their body’s requirement for energy and metabolism. Healthy newborns may also develop transient hypoglycemia while adapting to extrauterine life. However, the decline of plasma glucose level to lower than 30 mg/dL (1.65 mmol/L) within
Parent education programs and interventions that begin shortly after the birth of a child have shown to significantly impact parenting behaviors that support social and academic engagement for children growing up in poverty, according to a study led by pediatricians and psychologists across the country, including NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Steinhardt, and the
A new report from the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes against Children Research Center (CCRC), using data collected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, showed a marked increase in the share of child maltreatment cases resulting in fatalities as well as a decline in cases of physical abuse and neglect in 2019.
Nesting is an impulse that can happen during the third trimester of your pregnancy. It includes any needs to organize, clean, or mentally prepare for your baby’s arrival. Not every mother feels the need to nest, but many do have the urge to prepare for the arrival of their baby. Sometimes nesting can even extend
My sleeve is already rolled up in excited anticipation of getting my COVID vaccine, but the reality is, it won’t be happening for me anytime soon. And that’s OK—I’m not a frontline worker or a high-risk individual, so I’m happy to wait my turn while people like my parents and in-laws get their vaccines earlier
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Coombs test or antiglobulin test (AGT) is a blood test used in immunohematology to detect antibodies against red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the blood. Blood samples can be taken during delivery from the baby’s umbilical cord or the veins after birth. Read this post to learn more about the different
Join the Play Pandemic Challenge → https://theparentingjunkie.com/challenge And ❤ share this video with 10 friends (https://youtu.be/AAskowiGRU0) The Parenting Junkie illustrates how to spark solitary play and explains what independent play is. How can we facilitate independent play? Often we inhibit it by doing the exact things we are recommended to do to encourage solitary play.
The National Institute of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is supporting an estimated 3-year, $2.7 million award to the University of Colorado Denver through its Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) initiative to address health disparities in diverse Colorado communities. The overarching
Researchers have launched a new study into a little-known phenomenon that prevents people from recognizing members of their own immediate family or sometimes even their own reflection. Judith Lowes, of the Psychology division at the University of Stirling, is leading the three-year study into developmental prosopagnosia-sometimes referred to as “face-blindness” – which impairs a person’s
Watching the movie E.T. when I was 10 really upped my faking-sick game. Once I saw Elliott heat the thermometer against a bare light bulb in order to spend the day with his new alien friend, I realized I’d discovered a foolproof way to skip school. From then on, when I hadn’t studied for a
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Admit it. You have probably spent some amount of time telling your kids to put down their electronics and join the real world. You also probably spent your childhood playing similar games. Don’t lie. Playstation, Super Nintendo, Sega, Atari, and
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A head injury involving a break in the skull bone is called a skull fracture. Some babies may develop brain damage along with skull fracture, whereas a few may not have any brain damages. Mild skull fractures in babies may not cause symptoms and often heal with out interventions. Emergency
If missing birthday parties or not going to the movies really bugs you, remember that for parents of kids with disabilities, it’s always been this way. In the beginning of the pandemic, almost one year ago (!!) we were all ready to stay home, buckle down for a few months, and take it as an
A nasal antiviral created by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons blocked transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in ferrets, suggesting the nasal spray also may prevent infection in people exposed to the new coronavirus, including recent variants. The compound in the spray–a lipopeptide developed by Matteo Porotto, PhD, and Anne Moscona, MD, professors