Quarraisha Abdool Karim has spent the past three decades studying HIV and AIDS. She has become one of the world’s leading epidemiologists and made major contributions to the global understanding of how HIV affects young women. As associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA), Abdool Karim
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Summers are all about fun and frolic. Isn’t it? Camping, outdoor activities, ice creams, and several interesting activities can keep your munchkin engaged and entertained. However, summer times may get busy for parents, and with children at home, you may find it challenging to organize any activity. This post puts together a list
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE When it comes to drinking cold milk, there may be a few things to take into consideration. First, storing the milk in the refrigerator will keep it fresh, and if your baby prefers cold milk, you may offer it. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, you can
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The perception of gender in children’s voices is of special interest to researchers, because voices of young boys and girls are very similar before the age of puberty. Adult male and female voices are often quite different acoustically, making gender identification fairly easy. Gender perception is much more complicated in children because gender differences in
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Washington University in St. Louis is joining a major international effort to advance data science, catalyze innovation and spur health discoveries across Africa. Researchers at the School of Medicine are receiving one of 19 grant awards that will support data science research and training activities in Africa. The researchers will focus their efforts on developing
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE A fun circle time activity promotes positive relationships and helps children develop stronger bonds with their peers. These activities are a creative way to keep preschoolers engaged, and each child can get the opportunity to feel equally involved as it is a platform that encourages positive interaction. Circle time fosters
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Cynthia Rogers, MD, visits a baby in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Rogers is helping lead a national study aimed at understanding how prenatal factors and early life experiences influence brain development and behavior in infants and young children. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are
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Source: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Colors fascinate babies. The ability to identify colors is a milestone of their cognitive development. Most toddlers start differentiating colors by the age of 18 months. However, their ability to name different colors can develop by 36 months (1). That said, you may start introducing colors to your children whenever
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A new study summarized in a research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics reveals that a number of factors, including negative impacts from the pandemic during pregnancy, health care experiences, and reports of discrimination, made it less likely that infants received their recommended vaccinations in the first months of their lives. Led by Heidi Preis, MSW,
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