Month: September 2021

A surprising discovery may offer a promising new direction in the study of multiple sclerosis and other diseases of hypomyelination – when axons of neurons are not covered sufficiently in fatty sheaths (myelin), which disrupts communication between nerve cells. While investigating potential mechanisms of brain tumor formation, Oren Becher, MD, from Ann & Robert H.
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Some of the joys of childhood are going to school, participating in fun activities, and attending sporting events. However, a hectic pace can take a toll on a child. Here are some of the warning signs that indicate your child may be suffering from toxic stress and some preventative measures proven to be effective. Subscribe
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Northwestern Medicine scientists have characterized several variants of the gene GRIK2 that cause nonsyndromic neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD), according to a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. These findings add two new genetic variants to a growing list of glutamate receptor mutations that can cause neurodevelopmental disorders, according to Geoffrey Swanson, PhD, professor
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Everyday exposure to obesity-promoting chemicals (obesogens) represents a significant risk to public health, and needs stronger regulation to minimize exposure and protect people’s health, according to evidence presented today at the 59th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. Dr Leonardo Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health, who will draw together the
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Results from a 10-year study of children and adolescents who underwent a common weight loss operation to treat severe obesity show they safely have long-lasting major weight loss and improvement of their obesity-related medical problems without stunting their growth in height. The study, involving the longest known follow-up of pediatric patients after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy,
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Nearly half of adolescents and young adults with lingering symptoms of concussion suffer from an eye coordination disorder that causes blurred and double vision, headaches and difficulties concentrating. There is no proven method for treating the condition when it occurs after a head injury. “The disorder makes it hard to read books, work on a
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Image: iStock Making a toddler laugh isn’t difficult. Make some funny noises or silly faces, and there you go! But sometimes, you need to do more to keep your toddler entertained. So, try telling them jokes that can tickle their funny bones. Jokes for toddlers and preschoolers not only make children happy but also introduce
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You’ve probably heard of the biggest brands (like Ergobaby and BabyBjörn), but there are tons of baby carrier options for different stages, body types and lifestyles. 1. One and done Photo: Didymos The DidyKlick is a great all-purpose carrier from infancy to toddler years (no newborn insert needed). Because it combines the comfort of a
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Nearly half of Black parents (48 percent) were hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccine for their child, compared to 33 percent of Latinx parents and 26 percent of white parents, according to survey results from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Parents of children with public health insurance also reported more COVID-19 vaccine
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IN THIS ARTICLE Surnames originated when it was difficult to identify or differentiate people only by their first names. They represented families and lineages. Surnames were based on family businesses, occupations, faith, geographical locations, topographic areas, and cultures. The last names are passed on down through generations only for the convenience of memory and pronunciation.
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