Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Your baby’s cognitive development occurs when they interact with their environment (1). Every interaction creates new nerve connections and pathways. Cognitive development in infants occurs when they use their senses and curiosity and reach out with their hands to touch and feel things (2). In the first year, babies also
0 Comments
Intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) — a common treatment for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) — likely works by depleting immune cells called neutrophils, according to a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MIS-C is a rare condition that usually affects school-age children who initially had only mild COVID-19 symptoms or
0 Comments
Children with hemiparetic cerebral palsy, a movement disorder that affects use of one side of the body, showed improved use of the arm and hand after receiving a high dose of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) in a clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in Pediatrics, suggests that the more
0 Comments
There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children. But first you have to get comfortable with the concepts and the words in your mouth. A bad lump. The black spot. Little cells behaving badly. There’s no shortage of euphemisms for describing cancer to children, regardless of age or stage. Before parents pick one,
0 Comments
Image: Shutterstock Watching your child’s smile and cutesy expressions is pure bliss. You would never want to let go of a chance to witness these magical moments of your child’s initial years, would you? But if those unpredictable, wondrous, and spontaneous reactions are captured, they can be cherished forever. If you are looking for some
0 Comments
Image: iStock Once a baby is born, they require complete attention of their parents as they keep growing a little every day. Their health needs to be monitored closely to ensure that they are healthy and identify early signs of any health problems. Parenting can get challenging sometimes, and a baby development app can be
0 Comments
Young adults who experience a traumatic injury are now more likely to have insurance coverage and access to rehabilitation if they live in a state that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), new study findings show. Further, states that expanded Medicaid also saw greater reductions in socioeconomic and racial disparities in certain areas,
0 Comments
White Cane Awareness Day is the perfect time to teach your children how a white cane helps people who are blind be independent and safe. “The white cane is a tool for the blind and visually impaired so they can safely and independently get around in their surroundings and explore what is around them,” says
0 Comments
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital cataract is an eye condition prevalent among newborns. In this infantile disease, the baby’s natural eye lenses appear milky white from birth. Congenital cataract is different from other cataract forms. The former is mostly inherited and present at birth, while the latter develops at an older age. Congenital cataracts
0 Comments
Children from less affluent backgrounds are likely to have found COVID-19 lockdowns more challenging to their mental health because they experienced a lower connection with nature than their wealthier peers, a new study suggests. A study has found that children who increased their connection to nature during the first COVID-19 lockdown were likely to have
0 Comments
In an unprecedented effort to address the harmful effects of structural racism on health, 60 predominantly Black neighborhoods in Philadelphia will be part of an ambitious study to assess the impact of a multi-component intervention addressing both environmental and economic injustice on health and well-being, led by Penn Medicine researchers Eugenia C. South, MD, MHSP,
0 Comments
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Camping with a toddler seems like a scary idea, right? With their curiosity, excess energy, tantrums, and tendency to wander off, your tiny tots can be quite a handful. However, a camping trip would be beneficial for them. It will allow your munchkins to experience the beauty of nature up
0 Comments
Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Birth control shot is a hormonal method of female contraception and an effective way to prevent pregnancy. The shot is also known as contraception injection, birth control injection, or, based on brand names, Depo shot, DMPA, Sayana press, Noristerat, and Depo-Provera. This injection contains medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), a synthetic progesterone
0 Comments
There has been a considerable amount of controversy surrounding whether pregnant women with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are at a higher risk for poor outcomes for themselves and their babies. A recent study suggests the answer depends on the presence of symptoms at near term. “Most pregnancy and delivery outcomes were similar between COVID-19-positive
0 Comments