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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Whether it is sports, music or arts & craft, teenagers benefit in multiple ways by indulging in hobbies and extracurricular activities. They spend most of their time at school but the way they utilize their leisure time makes a difference
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for treatment of pediatric patients 10 years or older with type 2 diabetes. Victoza is the first non-insulin drug approved to treat type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients since metformin was approved for pediatric use in 2000. Victoza has been approved to treat adult
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IN THIS ARTICLE The warm rays of the sun can be soothing when you are out with your kids on a beach or at a pool or playground. But not always. The ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can damage your little one’s skin. A sunscreen lotion or cream is one of the best products
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A new study from the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh finds that an antibody in breastmilk is necessary to prevent necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)- an often deadly bacterial disease of the intestine- in preterm infants. Immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies bind to bacteria in the gut, and, according to the study, the more
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Mommy Brain: The Baby Cry, & Beyond » Daily Mom Have you fallen victim to the “mommy brain” dilemma? The time when you walk into a room and you don’t know why you’re there? Or you called a child and immediately forgot why you wanted them? Or how about, just forgetting their names altogether? Okay,
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Chemicals produced by healthy bacteria could be used to assess the health of the gut microbiome and help identify critically-ill children at greatest risk of organ failure, a study published in Critical Care Medicine has found. The gut microbiome is a trillions-strong community of healthy bacteria that live inside us. They make important contributions to
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Image: Shutterstock From iconic landmarks to the fantastic museums and galleries, France is all about world-class art and architecture. And French is known to be one of the most romantic languages of the world. This beautiful language has some beautiful surnames too. In France, surnames originate from locations, occupations and also from personal names. In
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IN THIS ARTICLE Remote-controlled (RC) toys are fun and keep children engrossed. The RC toys range from simple cars or trucks to boats and sophisticated flying objects such as drones. Drones are technically unmanned aerial vehicles or aircraft that are controlled remotely for aerial surveillance and other military purposes. Drones designed for civilian use and
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Scientists have discovered that the rotavirus vaccine reduces the likelihood of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Rotavirus causes a severe gastrointestinal illness characterized by diarrhea and dehydration. It is rarely fatal in developed countries but can be deathly in low-income countries. Kateryna Kon | Shutterstock The authors of the current study looked at
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Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that can severely damage nerves throughout the body. Symptoms tend to worsen, and as the disease progresses, it can cause impaired speech and motor skills. Multiple sclerosis (MS) can lead to significant difficulties in performing daily tasks and can greatly affect a person’s quality of life. There is no
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Photo: iStockphoto As the weather heats up and calendars are filled with summer camps, beach trips and other outdoor activities, ’tis the season for slathering our squirming kids with sunscreen multiple times a day. And while some parents have enough to worry about just getting the lotion on their highly resistant children in the first
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As California lawmakers attempt to tighten the rules on childhood vaccinations, they’re getting pushback from unexpected quarters: high-profile officials who support vaccines. In the past few weeks, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and the members of the Medical Board of California have questioned a bill that would give the California Department of Public Health authority to
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IN THIS ARTICLE If you have a single seat stroller and two children, then it may be a predicament to decide who spends the time in the stroller. The obvious solution is that the older child walks, while the younger one sits. But if the older is a toddler, they are likely to complain and
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In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women’s pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in breast milk, which can affect infant growth. The research findings are published in PLOS ONE, available online here. The importance of this study is that it demonstrates that breast milk contents can vary
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Courtesy of: Frankie Nelson Growing up, most of my friends were girls, and this is still true today. My best friend, Debbie, is a girl I befriended over 35 years ago at summer camp and we have been inseparable ever since. For whatever reason I feel safe and more at ease around women than I
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