Month: July 2019

Mothers of young children with autism who focus on improving the quality of their own relationship skills–as opposed to teaching developmental skills to their children–experience dramatic improvements in their level of parenting stress and depression. That’s according to a new research study involving Case Western Reserve University. The study, co-authored by Gerald Mahoney, the Verna
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The elastic muscles of the vagina can stretch and return to their usual shape. During aging and after childbirth, the muscles around the vagina may become less strong. Despite the myths, sex does not have a lasting impact on vaginal tension. The pelvic floor muscles surround the vagina. These may weaken over time, which can
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A small amount of mucus in a baby’s poop is likely no cause for concern if there are no other symptoms. However, large quantities of mucus, mucus that appears in several stools in a row, or accompanying signs of diarrhea could each point to an allergy, a gastrointestinal infection, or another problem. The intestines naturally
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An international collaborative led by Ludwig Cancer Research and Cancer Research UK has identified key areas that are central to uncovering the complex relationship between nutrition and cancer. Advancing research on these core areas using a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach could catalyze progress urgently needed to prevent cancer and improve public health globally. Their main observations
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Teenagers report higher levels of stress than adults, and cite school as the highest contributing factor, according to the American Psychological Association’s annual report. A summary from 2013 concluded that while stress among Americans was not new, “what’s troubling is the stress outlook for teens in the United States.” In response, recently some schools have
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Stimulant medications are the first-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common symptoms of ADHD include hyperactivity, impulsive behavior, and difficulty paying attention. Recently, researchers have been investigating several different supplements that may help alleviate ADHD symptoms. In this article, we outline the research into some of the more promising hormone, dietary, and herbal
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New parents are always thrilled when their offspring finally speaks its first words – usually at the age of 12 to 18 months. What parents often don’t know: the regions of the brain that recognize and process speech sounds start to specialize at a much earlier stage. An interdisciplinary working group of the Department of
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For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a Rutgers study found. Antihistamines are widely used over-the-counter to treat various allergic conditions. However, these medicines have little known benefit for children with colds, and some older antihistamines cause sedation
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In a study published July 26 online in the journal Diabetes, physician-researchers from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine found that the asthma medication montelukast (brand name Singulair) can inhibit early changes in diabetic retinopathy, the eye disease which develops due to diabetes, in a mouse
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Britax B-DUAL Pushchair – The Britax B-Dual 4 Pram and Pushchair System is an intelligent modular pushchair offering flexibility and versatile travel options for one or two of your little ones and is suitable from birth up to 15kg. The Britax B-Dual 4 Pram and Pushchair System offers flexibility and versatility for you and your
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Photo: iStockphoto Katie Green’s daughter had flawless skin, so she was surprised when her second child, Charlie, developed what looked like baby acne at just 10 days old. “It started with redness on the cheeks, and then some whiteheads started appearing in clusters,” says Green. “It would be really bad on one side, and then
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Calling an ambulance during an emergency, emailing a breaking news or journal article before a 5 p.m. deadline and maintaining conditions during the fifth week of a 6-week lab study, without altering the light or temperature, requires electricity and translates into time, money and lives. During critical moments, we appreciate the tiny particles and ions
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Neuroblastoma accounts for 15% of total childhood cancer deaths. The survival rate of high-risk neuroblastoma patients is 50%. For the first time, Australian researchers from Children’s Cancer Institute have discovered that a gene called JMJD6 plays an important role in the most aggressive form of the disease. The research is published today in the journal,
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Although fewer young people with ADHD are treated with antipsychotic drugs than suspected, many prescriptions for the drugs do not appear to be clinically warranted, according to a new study from psychiatry researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. They also found that antipsychotic use among youths with ADHD was highest among
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