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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Cooking and packing lunch for children can be tricky at times. They have a short attention span, they’re easily bored, and they can often be picky eaters — especially when it comes to veggies. Moreover, lunchtime at school can be a tricky time for everyone. Your child might want to
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Though relatively unknown, DLD is actually one of the most common disorders affecting school-aged children today. Developmental language disorder (DLD) is one of the most common disorders affecting children but is relatively unknown. Affecting more than seven per cent of children, DLD is 20 times more common than autism. Ninety per cent of people surveyed
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is a delightful sight to see toddlers beginning to interact with each other. This initial stage of social interaction helps your preschooler achieve important milestones. At the age of three and four years, toddlers start participating in activities with other children of their age. Their focus will be on
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 20 2020 In a new publication from Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications, Lei Zhang, Tiewei Lv, Xiaoyan Liu, Chuan Feng, Min Zheng, Jie Tian and Huichao Sun from the Children’s Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China and the Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Chongqing, China consider a case of pediatric
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The Canadian Paediatric Society says kids have been hospitalized after accidentally ingesting cannabis edibles. Here’s how to stash your stash. Two years after Canada legalized cannabis, most parents who use it still don’t publicly admit it, even though it’s safer than alcohol. But the issue of cannabis’s safety became a bit hazy (pun intended) last
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 19 2020 A UC Davis Health pediatric team presented a powerful case series of three teenagers who had unexplained breathing problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series highlighted the similarities between e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) and COVID-19 symptoms and manifestations. EVALI and COVID-19 share many symptoms
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Trying to stick to a plant-based diet this holiday? It is possible to be festive while skipping out on the meat and dairy. Holiday brunches, festive sweets and so many treats don’t have to derail your plan to eat plant-based this year. These new meat- and dairy-free essentials deliver all the right flavours of the
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 19 2020 When young people act out sexually in ways that are harmful to others or themselves, the stigma surrounding the issue can be paralyzing for everyone affected. However, data shows that treatment for problematic sexual behavior in youth is highly effective. Faculty members at the University of Oklahoma Health
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 19 2020 When it comes to understanding why children from non-white race groups have such poor health outcomes compared with their white counterparts, it’s time for researchers to look beyond their genes and delve deeper into social factors, according to a commentary published today in the journal Pediatrics. Framing race
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 18 2020 Researchers at the VISTA Center (Vision, Image, Speech and Text Analytics) at the USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute (ISI) along with scholars at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) have discovered strong correlations between facial morphology and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH),
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As wave after wave of the pandemic pummels our world, working women have felt the sand rushing away from under their feet. Here, three women tell Chatelaine about the stresses of balancing paid work with domestic responsibilities. Photo: Courtesy of Rowena Alivio Rowena Alivio, 48, Vancouver I started working as a dealer at the Parq Casino in
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continue to rise across the globe. Over 54.3 million people have been infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the causative agent of COVID-19 – and 1.31 million have lost their lives. Scientists in Taiwan recently published a report on their use of anti-neutrophil strategies to treat
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 18 2020 In a controlled study of smokers, nonsmokers, and e-cigarette users, University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers found that e-cigarette users exhibited significantly altered immune responses to a model of influenza virus infection, suggesting increased susceptibility to disease. The findings, published in the American Journal of Respiratory
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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Nov 18 2020 Children in a Melbourne family developed a COVID-19 immune response after chronic exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus from their parents, a new case report has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in Nature Communications, showed that despite close contact with symptomatic
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN) is a breathing disorder due to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs. The condition is also known as wet lungs of newborns, transient RDS, neonatal transient tachypnea, retained fetal lung fluid, and prolonged transition. TTN may cause mild breathing problems in babies during
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