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
After Zoe Friedland became pregnant with her first child, she was picky about choosing a doctor to guide her through delivery. “With so many unpredictable things that can happen with a pregnancy, I wanted someone I could trust,” Friedland said. That person also had to be in the health insurance network of Cigna, the insurer
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
Disease outbreaks are scary, especially when it’s a new virus that’s infecting people on a large scale. With stories about coronavirus plastering almost every news site, it can be more than a little daunting to sort through the information without freaking out. And if adults are worried, you can bet your kids probably are too.
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
Palforzia, the first-ever oral immunotherapy (OIT) to win FDA approval, is poised to ease peanut allergy for millions, but how widely it will be adopted remains to be seen. Questions have been raised about whether its risks are worth the potential benefit, and some clinics already offer OIT with inexpensive peanut flour or other ingredients.
Medical staff walk to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases building at Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore on January 31, 2020. Roslan Rahman | APF | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 8:02 am: China reports total deaths of 490, and
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
Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch medical record company Epic’s module for genomic results, giving providers the tools they need to tailor patient care at the molecular level. Rush will use the module as part of its Precision Oncology Center to integrate the power of genomic sequencing data into
Chinese residents line up to get a free protective mask at a local pharmacy on February 2, 2020 in Beijing, China. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below are in Beijing time. 6:43 am: China’s Hubei province confirms additional 64 deaths and 2,345 cases
Children diagnosed with ADHD inconsistently take their prescribed medication, going without treatment 40 per cent of the time, a new study has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in Archives of Disease in Childhood, shows the average medication coverage, the total time on drug between the first and
Dining on seafood and toasting with a glass of red wine are just two vacation-worthy habits you can enjoy on the regular — and get health benefits, too. Get more healthy living tips from the Mayo Clinic App: http://mayocl.in/2tbMb57
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
A woman wears a protective mask to prevent the spread of the SARS-like virus as she walks outside of the Forbidden city (back) after a snowfall in Beijing on February 2, 2020. Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below in Beijing time.
Suicide in children under age 20 has been increasing in the U.S., with rates almost doubling over the last decade. Between 2007 to 2016, nearly 21,000 children ages 5-19 years old died by suicide. While the reasons for the increase are not well understood, new research from Boston Children’s Hospital shows a link between poverty
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
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
Jan 31 2020 A new study from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, published in January 2020 in the journal JAHA finds that babies born small for their gestational age are not so fit when it comes to their heart and lungs capacity, compared to other babies born with normal weight. Image Credit: Rinafoto/Shutterstock.com The study
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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
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
This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below in Beijing time. 9:30 am: Beijing says companies will return to work on Feb. 10 Beijing announced that companies in the municipality will postpone the resumption of work till Feb. 10 to stem the coronavirus outbreak, according to state media Beijing Daily.
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
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.
“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
This is a live blog. Please check back for updates. All times below in Beijing time. 8 am: China says death toll hits 213, cases rise to 9,692 China’s National Health Commission said there have been an additional 43 deaths and 1,982 new confirmed cases, as of the end of Thursday. That brings the country’s