Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 15 2020 Neonatal intensive care units (NICU) should balance the prevention of Staphylococcus aureus infections in critically ill infants with the need for skin-to-skin contact with parents and siblings, according to a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) white paper published in the journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. You hear that long-awaited cry and they place your sweet, buttery soft newborn baby into your arms. Nothing else feels this good, and well, slippery. Your baby is probably covered in a few slippery substances, but go ahead and snuggle
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The frequency of children carrying asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection has been suggested to be higher than among adults. It is also suggested that asymptomatic children enhance viral spread. A research letter by published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics in September 2020 explores the truth of this common belief. Earlier Research
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<script id=”01e9559efa7745848b43196d0c72cb09″> cnx.cmd.push(function() { cnx({ playerId: “ab473a1b-fd81-4664-9789-78b5631ea65a” }).render(“01e9559efa7745848b43196d0c72cb09”); }); </script> This baby’s quarantine style birthday party is going viral  <div class=”rm-shortcode” data-rm-shortcode-id=”cbbe290ca69494809218b52526b26d41″><div class=”fb-post” data-href=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10159552041583032&set=a.10150276963078032&type=3&theater”></div></div><p>So many events have been canceled because of the pandemic, and many first birthday parties are among them. For parents who were looking forward to celebrating their little one’s first birthday with
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 14 2020 Scientists have shown that the babies of mothers dealing with anxiety or depression exhibit physiologically stronger signs of stress than babies of healthy mothers, when given a standard stress test. These babies show a significantly increased heart rate, which researchers fear may lead to imprinted emotional stresses as
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 12 2020 Dipanjan Pan, professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at UMBC, and collaborators published a seminal study in Nature Communications that demonstrates for the first time a method of biosynthesizing plasmonic gold nanoparticles within cancer cells, without the need for conventional bench-top lab methods. It has the potential
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Making a sign, showing up and taking a stand for your beliefs is one way to show your kids and your community what anti-racism work looks like. When George Floyd’s senseless murder was broadcast around the world, Tara Watts, a Toronto-area single mother of three, was watching. With a 10-year-old daughter and two sons, ages
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 11 2020 Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are investigating the inherited genetics of childhood leukemia and how particular gene variations can affect treatment outcomes. The research showed that an inherited variation in the GATA3 gene strongly influences early response to chemotherapy and is linked to relapse in children
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association have come up with a joint report on the number of children affected by COVID-19 across the United States. Over half a million children have been infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), they point out. Their report titled, “Children and COVID-19:
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 9 2020 Food allergies are on the rise, with more than five million children, about two kids in every school classroom, now suffering from allergy to at least one food. Researchers at National Jewish Health are working to discover what is responsible for this increase and have determined that many
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When we think about nesting ahead of a baby’s birth, we often think about decorating a nursery or buying adorably tiny clothing or sanitizing baby bottles. What we don’t typically consider? Our own postpartum needs. But it’s important to give yourself some importance too, mama! That’s why we suggest assembling an assortment of clothing you’ll
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