Women’s elevated anxiety, depression and stress during pregnancy altered key features of the fetal brain, which subsequently decreased their offspring’s cognitive development at 18 months. These changes also increased internalizing and dysregulation behaviors, according to a new study by Children’s National Hospital published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers followed a cohort of 97 pregnant women
Mother’s Day looks different for moms with a sick child. Learn how you can help. Created for There are few situations as difficult as having a seriously ill child. In Canada, 65 per cent of families live outside a city with specialty children’s hospital. Many families must travel long distances to access the medical care
Mother’s day is just around the corner, so show your Mom how much she means to you with amazing products for every type of Mom. Make Mother’s Day extra special with personalized gifts and gifts for Mom ideas that are unique and affordable. Get her something that will make her smile, including framed pictures of
CAR-T therapy, a form of immunotherapy that revs up T-cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells, has revolutionized the treatment of blood cancers, including certain leukemias, lymphomas, and most recently, multiple myeloma. However, Black and Hispanic people were largely absent from the major clinical trials that led to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval
10 reasons you might (even sometimes) hate parenting – no shame, we all do. I want to help you get out of these patterns so you can start love parenting and parent from love. I’m Avital, aka The Parenting Junkie, mother of 5 and my goal is to help you create family bliss. In this
Research led by King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has analyzed factors associated with self-harm in over 111,000 adolescents aged 11-17 years old. Published in BMC Medicine the study found that the risk for self-harm presenting to hospital emergency departments was nearly three times higher for boys with autism spectrum
Postpartum intrusive thoughts are common, but rarely talked about. That needs to change. I was an expat in Bangkok when I became pregnant with my first child. Like many first-time moms, I wanted a non-medicated birth: I hired a doula, coached my husband on pain relief techniques, and planned to breastfeed immediately following delivery. What
Young adults who received organ transplants as children may not be regularly attending their doctor appointments after leaving their pediatric providers. Missing these appointments is associated with longer and more frequent hospitalizations and poorer medication adherence, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Georgia found a significant decline in attending adult health
As COVID-19 reaches record levels in the UK, health experts are calling for a focus on children’s physical fitness as new research reveals concerning changes to children’s health and physical fitness following the pandemic. Conducted by Newcastle University (UK), the University of South Australia, Edinburgh Napier University and Murdoch University, the study assessed one-year changes
There are endless variations of the ABC song, which will help you keep it fresh (for baby and for you!). The “ABC Song” is one of the most popular English alphabet songs in North America. Sung to the tune of “Baa Baa Black Sheep” and “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” it’s also super simple to remember.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center specialists will share the latest advances and developments in the treatment of blood-related cancers at the 2022 Tandem Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Meetings of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) in Salt Lake City, Utah, from April
In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers described coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection in technology-dependent children. Technology-dependent children are defined as children who need a medical device to compensate for the loss of an essential bodily function and require ongoing nursing care to evade further disability or mortality. Various studies
“Keep pushing, Simone!” Gerren’s voice rings out through my back room as our eyes meet in the mirror. I don’t expect it but can’t deny the rush that shoots through my body. For the last eight weeks, I’ve been testing out Mirror from Lululemon and these tiny thrills have (sadly?) become one of the highlights
If you whipped out a bottle or walked your baby in a stroller, I was silently but viciously judging you. When I had my first baby, I made plenty new-mom mistakes. I didn’t notice he had diaper rash. I let him sleep in his swing (a big no-n0 now, but we didn’t know it then).
Women who were pregnant during the recent Omicron surge were diagnosed with COVID-19 at a much higher rate than during previous phases of the pandemic, but were less likely to develop severe illness, a study by UT Southwestern and Parkland Health scientists found. The research, reported in JAMA, is the first published evidence documenting how
The Parenting Junkie dispels the myth that it takes two to tango and therefore that it takes two to save your marriage. Learn why it doesn’t take two to tango. If you’ve found yourself wondering how to save your marriage or even how to build a happy marriage you should watch this. You can save