Learn how to play dreidel, the classic Hanukkah game, in four easy steps. Bonus: The reason we play dreidel in the first place! Playing dreidel is a traditional game for kids and adults to play at Hanukkah, an annual holiday celebrated by Jewish people in late November or December (but please, don’t call it Jewish
The best pranks for April fools make for a super fun day for parents, especially with their big kids. April Fool’s Day lets parents pick on their teens and tweens – all in good fun of course. Did you know, April Fool’s Day has been a tradition since about 1582 when France switched to the Gregorian calendar?
In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated the association between breastmilk feeding and the time of maternal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy and the rooming-in status during the hospitalization for delivery. Study: Breastmilk feeding of infants at birth among people with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
One of the serious complications that can occur during late pregnancy happens when the amniotic sac (also called the bag of waters) breaks too early, which can allow bacterial infections to cause dangerous tissue inflammation around the placenta. This condition, called chorioamnionitis, occurs in about 4% of pregnancies that reach full term. But it’s even
If you’re looking to pack their baskets with goodies that go beyond the basic chocolate bunnies and cream eggs, look no further than these sweet Easter gifts. 1. Sweet Springtime Lantern Photo: Lantern Lands $20, mastermindtoys.com 2. Unicorn Horn Sidewalk Chalk Photo: Twee $22, babycharlotte.com 3. Cottonball Rabbit Family Photo: Li’l Woodzeez $35, toysrus.ca 4. Sprinkled
Two products commonly administered intravenously to replenish iron levels in the body have a much higher chance of provoking a severe allergic attack, according to Rutgers researchers who conducted a study analyzing the medical records in a large database of older, Medicare patients. The work, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, compared the incidence
To create a safer learning environment for Black students, schools should turn to culturally relevant and Afrocentric policies and practices that better incorporate their identity in the school culture, according to a new University at Buffalo-led study. The research, published earlier this year in School Psychology International, suggested that practices such as allowing Black students
If you’re feeling meh about car shopping, you aren’t alone. A quarter of shoppers say they’d rather have a root canal than negotiate a car deal. Here are some pain-free tips for getting started. A car is one of the most expensive big-ticket items most of us will ever buy. A daunting task at any
Bringing little kids to a restaurant can be a nightmare. They whine and fight at the table, don’t want to sit still, barely touch the food when it finally arrives, and beg for your phone constantly. Add in COVID risks, and it almost doesn’t seem worth it. And yet, at this point in the pandemic,
A significant amount of genetic risk for asthma is likely mediated through altered gene expression within the airway epithelium. That is the conclusion of a National Jewish Health-led study to identify genetic variants that cause asthma by altering the function of airway cells. The team’s paper published March 28, 2022, in the journal Nature Communications.
Freida Blostein, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, presented “Does Mothers’ Oral Microbiome Seed Children’s Microbiome Increasing Caries Risk?” at the hybrid 51st Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the AADOCR, held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), online and onsite in Atlanta, GA, on March 26, 2022.
Whoever said “getting there is half the fun” apparently has never been stuck in traffic with hangry kids. Long car rides can be hell on wheels. But they can also—with the right tricks, tips and snacks—be the stuff of happy memories. 1. Write out a to-do list As well as noting everything you need to pack
If ever there was a year to travel in Canada with your family, this is it. We’re blessed with jaw-dropping landscapes, thrilling outdoor adventures and a trove of diverse cultural experiences. I should know—I’ve spent the past year criss-crossing the country in search of the top destinations for families for my book 25 Places in
Many issues regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including its prognosis, management, and interactions with the immune system, as well as the evolution of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), remain unanswered. One highly vulnerable patient population to the severe effects of COVID-19 includes pregnant mothers. Study: Anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgA and IgG in Human Milk
The FABO study showed that delivered at an obesity outpatient clinic, family-based behavioral treatment improved weight-related outcomes significantly more than treatment as usual among children aged 6-18 years with severe obesity. The FABO-study was performed at the Outpatient Clinic, Haukeland University Hospital, and represent the first attempt to deliver family-based behavioral treatment within the Norwegian
Millions of Americans have needed hospitalization for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, including hundreds of thousands in the recent Omicron surge. And on top of the bills for their hospital care, a new study suggests that many of them could face hundreds or thousands of dollars in costs after they leave the hospital. The new