The list of known genetic mitochondrial disorders is ever-growing, and ongoing research continues to identify new disorders in this category. In an article recently published in Brain, a Japanese-European team of scientists, including researchers from Fujita Health University, describe mutations in the LIG3 gene, which plays a crucial role in mitochondrial DNA replication. These mutations
The pandemic has been a time of stress and upheaval for most families, but some have found a way to transform that chaos into a fresh start. While many of the changes parents have been making are temporary, like working from home and scheduling online playdates, living in lockdown is driving some parents to embrace
A Keele researcher will embark on a two-year study to identify affordable treatments to help children living with spinal muscular atrophy. Dr Melissa Bowerman, of Keele University’s School of Medicine, has been awarded £99,959 by theAcademy of Medical Science’s Springboard grant schemeto continue her research into treatments for the devastating childhood disease. To undertake the
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Get in here! We have a brand-new batch of awesome food hacks you will want to try right away. Trust us, you don’t want to miss out on the delicious recipes and unusual cooking methods you’ll find in this video. We’ll show you how to use a pizza cutter to prepare sandwiches a lot more
supersizer via Getty ImagesWondering about co-sleeping with an adolescent? Here are some tips to have in mind to make sure it’s still working for everyone. Many families embrace co-sleeping as a beloved nightly tradition, snuggling up close together at the end of a long day. For others, it’s more of a routine they fell into
For many parents, one of the few silver linings about COVID-19 was the fact that, at least initially, it didn’t seem to effect children severely. But, after a year-plus of lockdowns, remote schooling, cancelled camps and extracurricular activities, and a generally inability for kids to be kids, we’re now learning about how all these measures
Patients who have preexisting respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and live in areas with high levels of air pollution have a greater chance of hospitalization if they contract COVID-19, says a University of Cincinnati researcher. Angelico Mendy, MD, PhD, assistant professor of environmental and public health sciences, at the
Image: Shutterstock Most places have last names that have been present in families for centuries. However, it is not the case with Hawaii. Hawaiian naming traditions have changed over the past few decades. The island’s original inhabitants mostly used first names. But, with an inflow of immigrants to these magnificent islands, the use of surnames
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Salmonellosis or salmonella infection is a bacterial infection affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Most children may get this infection from contaminated food or water. Although salmonella may cause mild gastroenteritis in children, it can be life-threatening, depending on the child’s health status and salmonella serotype. Basic food safety practices, such as
The immune response to tuberculosis (TB) differs in adults and newborn babies due to the way immune cells use energy to kick into gear in a bid to kill the bacteria. This fresh discovery – just published in leading journal, Frontiers in Immunology – offers hope for improving treatments for what remains a deadly disease.
The Parenting Junkie shares life-changing playroom design hacks that will turn any home into an independent play haven. (https://www.theparentingjunkie.com/challenge) Tour my playroom makeover of the 5 play zones that encourage independent play for kids and learn how to organize toys and play areas even if you have only a living room or tiny apartment to
“Royals ― they’re just like us!” Obviously, that is not true: These are humans who regularly wear ball gowns, live in palaces and take international tours to spend time among “the people.” But occasionally, members of the British royal family reveal interests that overlap with those of us commoners. Children’s books are one such example.
Violent blows or jolts to the head can cause traumatic brain injury (TBI), and there are currently about five million people in the U.S. living with some form of chronic impairment after suffering a TBI. Even in a mild form, TBI can lead to lifelong nerve cell deterioration associated with a wide array of neuropsychiatric
Image: shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies discover several new attributes of their surroundings and bodies. It is not uncommon for babies to pull their ears when they realize those flappy protrusions on the sides of the head can be pulled. While most reasons behind babies pulling ears are benign, it may also be due to
With summer around the corner, a project shows how implementing an evidence-based mindfulness program in a summer camp setting decreases emotional distress in school age children and empowers campers and counselors alike – enhancing camper-counselor relationships. Mindfulness – a state of consciousness that fosters awareness – has the potential to help regulate emotions and behaviors.
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For years, more than 30% of babies born in the United States every year have come into the world via cesarean delivery. That number gets tossed around frequently when medical experts squabble over whether that percentage is too high and question whether patients are getting C-sections for the “right” reasons. Of course, there are important
Children who regularly snore have structural changes in their brain that may account for the behavioral problems associated with the condition including lack of focus, hyperactivity, and learning difficulties at school. That is the finding of a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), which was published today
Image: iStock Breastfeeding is a special journey with specific nutritional needs. Your nutrient and calorie requirement is higher as your body needs more calories and nutrients to produce breast milk and facilitate postpartum recovery. Healthy snacking options, such as lactation smoothies, added to your nursing diet could help meet these needs with ease. Lactation smoothies