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A new study shows that showing infants and toddlers videos or cartoons, for instance, or allowing them to watch these while feeding them, could be a parental measure to reduce the stress of parenting or within the family. The study titled, ‘Association of Parental and Contextual Stressors With Child Screen Exposure and Child Screen Exposure
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The view of the WuhanKeting in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province. Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province started converting three existing venues, including a gymnasium and an exhibition center, into hospitals to receive patients infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the headquarters for the epidemic control said late Monday. Getty Images This is a live
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Researchers observed seasonal variations in the risk of the hypertensive disorders of pregnancy–including gestational hypertension and preeclampsia–in a study of Danish women. In the Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica study, the highest risk for hypertensive disorders was seen in pregnancies conceived during spring and summer. Of 50,665 women included in the study, 8.5% were diagnosed
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A new study published in February 2020 n the open-access journal Scientific Reports, from the Nature Publishing group, reports that altruism may be born rather than cultivated in human beings. The study was carried out by researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, or I-LABS, and centers around the act
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As well as sequencing the whole genome of coronavirus 2019-nCoV, the Institut Pasteur continued to work on the samples taken from the first confirmed cases. The quality of these initial samples enabled rapid cell-culture isolation of the new virus. The Institut Pasteur’s scientists now have access to the virus responsible for the infection. The isolation
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Bitter melon, or bitter gourd, has served as a traditional Indian remedy for centuries. Recently, bitter melon extract supplements have been gaining popularity as an alternative medication for diabetes. Now, new research in mice seems to suggest that bitter melon extract may help fight cancer. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia), also known as bitter gourd, is
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Feb 2 2020 Titan Enterprises reports that its popular 800 series turbine flowmeter offers easy integration with battery powered or portable equipment. Related Stories Designed to operate with minimal power input, Titan’s competitively priced, low power 800 series flowmeter maintains high performance over 6 flow ranges from 0.05 to 15 liters per minute. Totally non-metallic
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Chinese police wear protective masks as they stand guard on a main road on January 31, 2020 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below in Beijing time. 8:03 am: China confirms additional 2,590 cases, 45 deaths China’s National Health Commission said
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All type 2 diabetes patient subgroups are likely to achieve cardiovascular protection from the use of SGLT2 inhibitors, according to a large multi-study review published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Lead author and Senior Research Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health Dr Clare Arnott said that while previous studies of
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WASHINGTON — Aimmune Therapeutics’ oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy gained FDA approval late Friday, for treating individuals age 4-17, the agency said. To be sold as Palforzia, the product consists of purified peanut proteins, to be administered in carefully controlled escalating doses. The approval comes with a mandatory Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to
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New clinical guidelines call strongly for providing psychosocial supports for children and adolescents with complex attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Developed by the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP), the guideline provides a framework for diagnosing and treating complex ADHD in these age groups. Its recommendations complement existing ADHD guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics
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This sketch video about epigenetics was created by Armando Hasudungan, in collaboration with Professor Susan Clark and Dr Kate Patterson at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. It has been created for a broad, non-expert audience to highlight key messages about the role epigenetics plays in biological processes like development and diseases such as cancer.
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“The president of the United States already has the legal authority to reduce the price of many commonly used prescription drugs.” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Jan. 26, while on the presidential primary campaign trail in Davenport, Iowa On the presidential primary campaign trail in Iowa, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) brought out a favorite talking
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Breastfeeding is associated with benefits for children and their mothers. However, when mothers take medications there is a potential for adverse side effects in the infant. In a recently published study in JAMA Neurology, a University of Minnesota-led research team looked at antiepileptic drug (AED) exposure in infants who were breastfed by mothers with epilepsy.
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