UCLA researchers have taken the initial step in identifying what may be an effective way to detect gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) earlier in pregnancy, potentially improving diagnosis and treatment for what is the most common disorder of pregnancy. The study is published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE. Gestational diabetes causes blood sugar levels to
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In a recent research paper posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, scientists explored the safety of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) BNT162b2 vaccine in children under five years of age. Study: Safety of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Children below 5 Years (CoVacU5) – an Investigator-Initiated Retrospective Cohort Study. Image Credit: Volodymyr Maksymchuk
With colouring pages, thought starters and crafts, the Food for Thought ultimate activity book helps kids give back to those in need Created for A staggering one million children in Canada go to bed every night with empty tummies. That’s one in five kids who are food insecure, meaning that nutritious, sufficient amounts of food
Parents are generally receptive to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the management of children with respiratory illnesses in the Emergency Department (ED), according to a survey from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. However, some demographic subgroups (non-Hispanic Black and younger age parents) had greater reservations about the use
What’s the right age for your child to get a cell phone? In this video, Dr. Katherine Rivera of St. Louis Children’s Hospital discusses some of the factors to consider when answering this question for your child. There’s no set rule when it comes to the best age. The answer may vary from family to
Even as the Omicron variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread worldwide, interest in understanding the sequelae of the disease is growing. A new preprint research paper examines the outcomes of babies born to mothers infected with the virus during pregnancy. Study: Neonatal outcomes and indirect consequences following maternal
Change can be hard for anyone, but especially for kids because they thrive on stability and routine. It can be hard because change is a time of transition and anyone with kids knows that transition times are when all hell breaks loose. The problem is that change is inevitable. The good news is that there
I was cooking dinner for my kids when a radio report stopped me, mid-stir: “Why gas stoves are bad for the climate–and you.” My ears perked up as the broadcaster specified that pollutants from gas stoves are especially harmful to kids. I looked down at the blue flames licking up the sides of the simmering
Across the world, food allergies are on the rise. One of the most important cells in studying this ailment are basophils, which activate inflammation and other responses to allergens such as rashes, and sometimes, anaphylaxis. But basophils are exceedingly rare in a typical vial of blood, compromising 1% or less of all white blood cells.
Young children who grow up with a dog or in a large family may have some protection later in life from a common inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease, according to a study to be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022. Our study seems to add to others that have explored the ‘hygiene
The National Cancer Institute-designated Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center (MECC) has partnered with the Price Family Foundation to fund eight research teams developing novel cancer therapies and improving cancer outcomes for historically marginalized communities in the Bronx. The inaugural Price Family Foundation Health Equity Pilot Awards will provide $200,000 in funding over two years to each
When a young athlete is complaining of chest pain, parents and coaches need to take it very seriously. Watch this video to learn what you need to know about children, chest pain, and sports. Dr. Chesney Castleberry, Pediatric Cardiologist, explains why it’s so important to take chest pains seriously and what you should do as
Bison pastrami is not typical school lunch fare, but it’s a crowd favorite at a preschool in Minneapolis. Fawn Youngbear-Tibbetts — the seemingly always on-the-go coordinator of Indigenous foods at the Wicoie Nandagikendan Early Childhood Urban Immersion Project — is frequently found tweaking recipes in the kitchen or offering homemade goodies like flourless black-bean brownies.
To better understand the evolution of your child over time, it is important to know the basic milestones (development milestones to be exact) that infants hit or are expected to hit as they grow older. There are a number of such development milestones that can help not only monitor progress but also determine whether there
People who are highly responsive to food lost more weight and, importantly, were more successful at keeping the pounds off using a new alternative weight-loss intervention that targets improving a person’s response to internal hunger cues and their ability to resist food, reported a team led by University of California San Diego experts in the