Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault can impact brain development and behavior in children and young adults. Low socioeconomic status (L-SES) and the experience of traumatic stressful events (TSEs) were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such
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A team of researchers from Indiana University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have been awarded a $4.1 million National Cancer Institute “Cancer Moonshot” grant to develop immunotherapy treatments for cancer in children and adolescents, especially those with leukemia. The research promises to achieve more effective, better targeted and less toxic therapies for pediatric cancers.
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While there is no definitive ADHD diet, many sources claim that certain diets, foods, and meal plans can help reduce symptoms. Various foods can affect energy and concentration levels. Certain choices may, therefore, be better for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Some research suggests that following specific diets — such as elimination diets,
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The Tommee Tippee electric steam steriliser is quick and easy to use, and sterilises your baby’s bottles and accessories in only five minutes. With a lower level for the bottles and upper level for teats and smaller accessories, the electric steam steriliser is activated at the touch of a button, and if left unopened after
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Folate deficiency anemia occurs when a person has a low level of folate, or vitamin B-9, in their body. Folate plays a vital role in many bodily processes, such as creating red blood cells and preventing congenital disabilities. When a person does not have enough folate, they develop anemia, the symptoms of which include fatigue,
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IStock Opossums are adorable wild creatures found in North and South America. The opportunistic critter can eat anything and hisses to defend itself from an attacker. But what’s more interesting is that it often ‘plays dead,’ sometimes for hours, to thwart off an attack (remember Crash and Eddie from the movie Ice Age?). Here, MomJunction
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is heart-wrenching to see your baby struggle to breathe because of blocked nostrils from a cold or a respiratory infection. But thankfully, blockage inside the nostrils can be cleared with a nasal aspirator, which is a boon to parents. Choosing the right kind of nasal aspirator is not as
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In most cases, bumps on the cervix are benign, or noncancerous, growths, such as polyps or cysts. In some cases, however, they may indicate the presence of cervical cancer. A doctor might discover a bump on the cervix during a routine pelvic examination or a Pap smear test. This article provides an overview of what
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