Month: May 2022

During the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the proportion of children and adolescents from low-income families with overweight or obesity increased markedly, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Maastricht, Netherlands (4-7 May). The study is by Ihuoma Eneli, MD, MS, FAAP, Director of the
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A new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, “Acute Hepatitis and Adenovirus Infection Among Children -; Alabama, October 2021–February 2022” provides additional clinical and epidemiologic information from an ongoing investigation involving children in Alabama with hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) of unknown cause. These findings build on previous information
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Try these easy, inexpensive games to keep your birthday guests busy and entertained at the party. Photo: Erik Putz The invitations have been sent, and it won’t be long before your child’s birthday party! How will you keep them entertained for two hours? That’s the age-old question—and one of the main reasons why some parents
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Months after the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) declared a national emergency in child and mental health, Emory University researchers have found that use of school of mental health services went up among key adolescent groups in the year before COVID-19 struck compared to previous years in the U.S. The study offers critical insights about
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10 BENEFITS OF MINIMALISM FOR KIDS The Parenting Junkie is intentional about parenting with minimalism for kids in mind. Have you seen the minimalism with kids home tour? Today, let’s talk about how minimalism for families can improve your experience. If you consider minimalism with kids toys you’ll soon realize how great minimalism with children
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In a recent study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers investigated the early indicators of neurological dysfunctions, including the absence of fidgety movements, in three to five-month-old infants prenatally exposed to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Infants prenatally exposed to SARS-CoV-2 show the absence of fidgety movements and are at higher
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Albert Einstein College of Medicine a five-year, $11.3 million grant to renew the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research (ERC-CFAR) and expand its efforts to prevent, treat and cure HIV infection, and thereby reduce the burden of HIV, locally, nationally, and internationally. The ERC-CFAR-;the only CFAR in New
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Thought LeadersAmy BrinCEOChild Neurology Foundation In this interview, we speak to Amy Brin, MSN, MA, PCNS-BC, CEO of the Child Neurology Foundation, about the current landscape of neurological diagnosis in children and the importance of helping patients and their families through the diagnosis and treatment process. Please could you introduce yourself and tell us about
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New research published in JAMA recommends daily steroid doses for children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), marking a significant change in how the disease is treated. University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) neurologist Robert Griggs, M.D., and Michela Guglieri, M.D., with Newcastle University in the U.K., led the study, which was conducted by a global
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Reducing food waste while feeding kids can feel impossible. Mama Earth Organics can help. Their journey from farm to table is direct, conscious and planet-friendly. That’s easier than schlepping the kids to the store, non? Created for The latest gameshow? Guessing how much food was eaten when you open your kid’s lunch box. Navigating kids’
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The century-old Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine against tuberculosis is one of the world’s oldest and most widely used vaccines, used to immunize 100 million newborns every year. Given in countries with endemic TB, it has surprisingly been found to protect newborns and young infants against multiple bacterial and viral infections unrelated to TB. There’s even
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