Month: May 2021

Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The size of your breasts may not determine the ability to breastfeed. Mothers with smaller breasts can have normal milk production since an increased milk supply occurs when there is high demand. Frequent feeding sessions can help women with smaller breasts create increased demand and milk supply to meet the
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Botox is a trade and generic name for an injectable medication prepared from a purified neurotoxin called botulinum toxin type A. Some of the other names of the toxin include botulin A, botulinum A, and onabotulinumtoxinA. The botulin toxin is produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, also known as the
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Australian scientists have found what could prove to be a new and effective way to treat a particularly aggressive blood cancer in children. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, is the most common cancer diagnosed in children. Despite dramatic improvements in the survival of children with ALL over past several decades, children who develop ‘high risk’
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An environment in which family members support one another and express their feelings can reduce the effects of social deprivation on cognitive ability and development among adopted children, suggests a small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. In contrast, rule-driven households where family members are in conflict may increase an adopted child’s
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Jennefer Zacarias / EyeEm via Getty ImagesWhen it comes to U.S. baby names, the popularity rankings don’t change too dramatically from year to year, but there were a few interesting shifts between 2019 and 2020. The data is in! The U.S. Social Security Administration has released its official list of the most popular baby names
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In a recently published epidemiological study in the European Journal of Epidemiology, researchers confirmed that the use of paracetamol during pregnancy led to an increased risk of children displaying symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum conditions (ASC). Paracetamol use during pregnancy. Image Credit: Prostock-studio/Shutterstock.com Previous studies on paracetamol use during pregnancy Paracetamol, which
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praetorianphoto via Getty ImagesDoctors in Florida are warning that pediatric drownings are up 600% over last year.  As American families get ready for summer after a long and difficult year, the last thing parents want is another worry to stress over. But some doctors are sounding the alarm over a recent uptick in pediatric drownings
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While coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children is relatively rare and usually mild, some have been known to return with a rare but serious, or even life-threatening, complication called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). These children present with gut symptoms followed by inflammatory symptoms in several organs and often cardiac damage. A new paper
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Uneven head shapes in babies are common due to their malleable skull bones. Pressure on the skull bones may result in distorted head shapes in many babies, and these changes may resolve over time. Some may require specific homecare or helmets to have a normal head shape. However, uneven head
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UC San Francisco researchers have found a way to double doctors’ accuracy in detecting the vast majority of complex fetal heart defects in utero – when interventions could either correct them or greatly improve a child’s chance of survival – by combining routine ultrasound imaging with machine-learning computer tools. The team, led by UCSF cardiologist
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Bears are beautiful creatures. There are so many legendary folk tales inspired by their courage, strength, and will to stand tall in adversity. Also, the name bear is adorable in itself. So why not give a name inspired by a bear to your baby? In recent times, bear-themed names have
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