Baby Health

New insight into how childhood traumas affect health outcomes

The social environments we grow up in are critical when determining our wellbeing and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have significant impacts on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and chronic pain …

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Research estimates the changing burden of COVID-19 in Austin, Texas

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers estimated the time-varying burden of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) by ZIP codes and individual age in Austin, Texas. COVID-19 has profoundly but disproportionately affected individuals depending on their residence and workplace location, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity. Studies have reported catastrophic discrepancies at several time …

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Researchers decipher key mechanism in the pathogenesis of juvenile Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease affects 3% of population over 65 years old, and the average age of onset is 60. Regarding juvenile Parkinson, which represents the of all Parkison’s cases, the disease begins before 40 years old. Now, a group of researchers of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Institute of Neurosciences of the University …

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Cranberry Orange Relish – Super Healthy Kids

This Cranberry Orange Relish is one of my family’s favorites! It’s fast, easy, no-cook, and absolutely addicting! The sweet, tart flavors are the perfect fresh compliment to Thanksgiving dinner. Why You’ll Love Cranberry Orange Relish I never liked cranberry sauce until this recipe surfaced one year at our Thanksgiving table.  The regular canned jelly cranberry sauce …

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Curbing depression among parents improves control of children’s asthma, study finds

Depression and anxiety in the parents of children with asthma have been associated with increased clinic visits and asthma-related hospitalizations. Curbing depression among these caregivers improves control of asthma and lung function, partially through effective treatment of the child’s own depression, a new study by UT Southwestern O’Donnell Brain Institute researchers finds. Asthma is the …

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Administering steroids during heart surgery does not improve post-operative outcomes in infants

The largest clinical trial ever conducted in infants younger than age 1 undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass found that administering steroids during surgery did not improve post-operative outcomes compared to placebo, according to preliminary late-breaking research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022. The meeting, held in person in Chicago …

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Experts analyze the intensity of use and addiction of e-cigarettes

A new analysis published in JAMA Network Open by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in collaboration with a retired UCSF professor reveals ongoing and worsening adolescent e-cigarette addiction in the United States. In the analysis of data from the annual National Youth Tobacco Survey, a nationally-representative survey of middle and high school students in …

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Watching violent TV during the preschool years leads to later risks of psychological impairment

Watching violent TV during the preschool years can lead to later risks of psychological and academic impairment, the summer before middle school starts, according to a new study led by Linda Pagani, a professor at Université de Montréal’s School of Psycho-Education. The study is published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Before now, …

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Infant-directed singing improves infants’ social visual behavior according to new research

In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, researchers assessed the impact of infant-directed singing on the social visual behavior of the infant. Study: Music of infant-directed singing entrains infants’ social visual behavior. Image Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Background When children are young, caretakers sing to them to calm, appease …

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