Here’s the best way to have a fun night trick-or-treating with your tiny goblins and ghouls (plus one safety measure you can definitely drop!) Get your little skeletons and witches ready because this year’s Halloween is going to be much closer to normal. “Vaccination has made things much more safe,” says Sumontra Chakrabarti, head of
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Children have abundant energy. They cannot sit steady and want to keep exploring every little thing around them. Hence, it is vital for parents to channel this energy in the right direction. Playing action and movement songs is one option that you may try to keep them busy and entertained.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The beauty and soulfulness of classical music is unparalleled. Be it Mozart, Bach, or Beethoven, listening to classical music can evoke feelings of tranquillity, and unbridled joy. Introducing your babies to classical music may offer several benefits. Apart from uplifting the mood of your child, it can also positively influence
A surprising new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* finds that following mild coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), children are significantly more likely to remain seronegative than adults, irrespective of the viral load or symptom severity. This finding has implications for the serological diagnosis of COVID-19 in children, as well as for their immunity following
Like most other kids with covid, Dante and Michael DeMaino seemed to have no serious symptoms. Infected in mid-February, both lost their senses of taste and smell. Dante, 9, had a low-grade fever for a day or so. Michael, 13, had a “tickle in his throat,” said their mother, Michele DeMaino, of Danvers, Massachusetts. At
This school year many college students across the country will return to in-person classes for the first time in nearly a year and a half. The 2019-2020 school year started like any other. Across the country, parents dropped their freshman students off with dreams of a four-year college experience filled with learning, friends, and fun.
Need a bestie? How about three? Alex, Nico and Ellis each come with stylish threads and a cute coordinated companion. The easy-remove outfits promote motor development and nurturing skills, and the cool fashion can’t hurt when it comes to fine-tuning kids’ own style. Plus, the dolls are 100 percent washer- and dryer-safe. Manhattan Toy Playdate
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE From a newborn, your child is now a toddler! Time flies by, doesn’t it? Your toddler is growing quickly and is developing their own personality, opinions, likes, and dislikes. They are also increasingly becoming more aware of their surroundings. To allow ample space and opportunity for their growth and development,
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), commonly known as brittle bone disease, is a hereditary connective tissue disease characterized by fragile bones that are highly prone to breaking. The symptoms, physical findings, and severity related to this disease can vary from one child to another, depending on the type of the disease. It
When Shakespeare called sleep “nature’s soft nurse,” he was definitely onto something. Centuries later researchers have found that inadequate sleep in children affects their emotional functioning in ways that may predict longer-term social problems. A new study, published in Affective Science by University of Houston professor of psychology Candice Alfano, examined whether changes in children’s
Only 15 percent of adults who became unemployed in North Carolina during the pandemic gained Medicaid coverage, though the rate was higher in the state’s more socially vulnerable counties. Within the first few months of the pandemic, the US unemployment rate skyrocketed from 3.8 percent in February 2020 to 13 percent in April 2020, quickly
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A child’s mind is like a blank paper. Everything we say or do leaves an imprint on them, sometimes lasting a lifetime. Preschool is the time when we prepare children to explore a whole new life, and they might need a morale boost. Words of encouragement at an early stage
Christopher Manzo, a boy with curly brown hair and bright-blue-and-yellow glasses, has lived a third of his five years at home because of the pandemic. And he is more than ready for kindergarten. Hand in hand with his mother, Martha Manzo, he walks into the Blind Children’s Center, a low-rise building nestled among apartment complexes
Uses of facial images and facial recognition technologies – to unlock a phone or in airport security – are becoming increasingly common in everyday life. But how do people feel about using such data in healthcare and biomedical research? Through surveying over 4,000 US adults, researchers found that a significant proportion of respondents considered the
What is motherhood? It is the hardest job on God’s green earth. That is exactly what it is. It is a job that will shake mountains and ignite fires. It is true that there is nothing bigger or stronger than a mother’s love for her children. She builds this strength and love, brick by brick
Mammograms can spot cancer two to three years before physical symptoms develop, but screening guidelines vary between provinces. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Courtesy of Ali Harrison of Light + Paper In 2018, 47-year-old Adriana Ermter found a lump in her armpit. Her doctor referred her for a mammogram, but the clinic said
Image: iStock Pre-schoolers are quite curious and enthusiastic. They tend to explore ideas and objects independently. If you are looking for some creative ideas to introduce numbers to your little one, here are some fun math activities for pre-schoolers that you may try. These activities are engaging and do not require any expertise or worksheets.
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a withdrawal syndrome in babies who have had prenatal exposure to certain substances, such as opioids or alcohol, in the womb (1). Neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) is a related term used to describe the withdrawal from opioids specifically (2). Neonatal abstinence syndrome usually develops
Over a decade ago, UCLA physician-scientists began using a pioneering gene therapy they developed to treat children born with a rare and deadly immune system disorder. They now report that the effects of the therapy appear to be long-lasting, with 90% of patients who received the treatment eight to 11 years ago still disease-free. ADA-SCID,
Children with cerebral palsy can gain greater use of an impaired arm and hand with larger doses of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) – without increasing stress for parents, according to a new study by researchers at Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, UVA Children’s, The Ohio State University, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The