Month: September 2020

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 26 2020 A novel mobile health program created in early 2018 by the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has proven to be an effective model for bringing opioid addiction treatment services directly to marginalized individuals, particularly the homeless, a population that faces the highest risk
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 25 2020 A Dartmouth-led study, published in the journal Pediatrics, offers new details about pediatric mental health boarding in emergency departments across the country, a problem that has steadily increased in the last 10 years and been made worse by a shortage of psychiatric resources. Boarding refers to the practice
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Image: Shutterstock Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable related to the cabbage, kale, and cauliflower family (1). The vegetable is versatile since it can be used in a variety of recipes. Additionally, it provides vital nutrients, including fiber, folate, vitamin C, and phytochemicals, such as sulforaphane (2) (3). You can prepare several healthy broccoli preparations for
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 25 2020 A new drug offers hope for young boys with the progressive neuromuscular disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by potentially offering an alternative to high-dose glucocorticoids that have significant side effects. Interim results from a 24-month clinical trial at Duke Health and other institutions suggest that the drug, vamorolone,
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Porridge is a thick, soup-like food prepared by boiling grain and other ingredients, such as vegetables and fruits, in water or milk. Once babies turn six months, they can consume sweet or savory porridges as weaning foods (1). You can make healthy porridges by adding nutrient-dense ingredients, such as dry
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Even authorities aren’t sure, but with COVID testing lines snaking around the block and flu season upon us, we need to figure it out. The first weeks of this school year were always going to be rocky, as families and teachers adapted to all sorts of new COVID-19 rules, including wearing masks, physical distancing and
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 24 2020 Administering neuropsychology evaluations to children online in the comfort of their own homes is feasible and delivers results comparable to tests traditionally performed in a clinic, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers and Children’s Health indicates. The finding, published online this month in the Archives of
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (NRDS), also known as infant respiratory distress syndrome (IRDS) or hyaline membrane disease, is a surfactant deficiency lung disease. It is a condition where newborns with immature lungs develop breathing difficulties. The condition mostly affects premature/preterm infants who have inadequately developed lungs at birth. NRDS is
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Soups are easy-to-swallow and gentle on the tummy of babies and toddlers. You can prepare soups with various ingredients, such as fruits, veggies, and meat. As part of a well-balanced diet, soups can provide umpteen nutrients. Also, depending on the ingredients, soups have therapeutic properties and long-term health benefits (1)
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Analysis reveals 63% of the COVID-19 cases in the US until August 2020 originated from people between the ages of 20–49, while about 1.2% of the cases originated from children 0–9 years old. However, this could change as schools re-open. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Silent acid reflux, also known as laryngopharyngeal reflux, is a condition in which the stomach acid flows backward into the larynx and nasal passages. Some consider it an extension of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), where the stomach acid irritates the esophagus. Silent reflux is called so because it does not
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COOL ART HACKS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE Every now and then, making art can be exactly what you need to relax and distract your mind. Today we’re going to show you many different art techniques that can be done very easily. Are you ready for this? Let’s begin! First of all, we’ll show you a
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 24 2020 A comprehensive search of genetic variation databases has revealed no significant differences across populations and ethnic groups in seven genes associated with viral entry of SARS-CoV-2. African Americans and Latinos in the United States and ethnic minorities in the United Kingdom are disproportionately affected by COVID-19. They are
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