Baby Health

One in five children ate fast food more often since the pandemic

For some families, pandemic times have meant increased screen time, attending class from bedrooms and maybe even more dinners from a drive through. While many parents say their family has eaten healthier since the start of the pandemic, one in five report their children ate fast food more often, according to the University of Michigan …

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Research reveals a possible new treatment approach for pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have revealed how the tumor suppressor gene PTEN plays a more important role in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma than was previously appreciated. The research highlights a possible new treatment approach.The study appears today in Nature Communications. In this study, researchers showed that decreased expression of PTEN makes tumors more aggressive. …

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Unwavering joy during a life-threatening fight: Parker’s story

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month In May 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, 5-year-old Parker was diagnosed with cancer. This gave Parker and his parents, Heather and Adam, even more reason to hunker down together at home. They would often watch the movie “Sing” together, where Parker discovered his new favorite song: “I’m Still Standing” …

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Infants of women exposed to intimate partner violence have neurodevelopmental lags

While assessing a pregnant woman with premature labor in 1983, Linda Bullock noticed bruises on the woman. When she asked what happened, the woman told Bullock a refrigerator had fallen on her while cleaning the kitchen. Something didn’t seem right, but I didn’t know what to say at the time. I just went on to …

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