Amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, high-risk populations are more likely to develop a severe infection. These include the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Children are mostly spared from developing severe disease, but they can still be infected. They are tagged as spreaders of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Most babies follow a similar pattern of language and speech developmental milestones. One of the significant milestones that parents look forward to is the baby’s ability to say “Mama” and “Dada.”  The journey to this milestone begins with basic communication skills involving cooing and gurgling that most babies can do
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Breast milk is often termed “liquid gold” for its exceptional capability to nourish an infant optimally. This nourishment relies on breast milk’s nutritional composition, which is affected by multiple factors, such as the mother’s food choices. While a mother’s food intake affects milk’s quality, it can also affect breast milk’s
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Researchers in Japan have developed the first wearable devices to precisely monitor jaundice, a yellowing of the skin caused by elevated bilirubin levels in the blood that can cause severe medical conditions in newborns. Jaundice can be treated easily by irradiating the infant with blue light that breaks bilirubin down to be excreted through urine.
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I grew up in a religious and conservative household, the youngest of three daughters to a first-generation Ukrainian-Canadian mother and Macedonian immigrant father. Between my home and my community, I had no concept of queerness. I don’t have exact memories of homosexuality being discussed at my Catholic schools, and the omission was damaging; I felt
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Comfort nursing is breastfeeding the baby for reasons other than feeding or quenching the baby’s thirst. While breastfeeding’s primary purpose is to provide nourishment, some babies may like to suckle to soothe themselves. Since the objective is to calm the baby, it is known as comfort nursing. A mother may
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Vaccination against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has rolled out in many countries, including the United States. As the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continues to rise, vaccinating many people in the population is crucial. Despite campaigns to inform residents of the benefits of vaccines, many are still reluctant to get
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Utah researchers report significant new insights into the development of blood cancers. In work published today in Blood Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, scientists describe an analysis of published data from more than 7,000 patients diagnosed with leukemia and other blood disorders. Their findings provide new clues about mutations
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Hypospadias is a common problem in boys, occurring in one per 250-300 births(1). The condition is treatable, but if left unattended, it may lead to long-term problems, including difficulty during urination. In this post, we tell you about symptoms, causes, and treatment options for hypospadias in babies. What Is Hypospadias?
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