In-hospital addiction medicine consultations can reduce deaths in high-risk patients with substance use disorder, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine by University of Pittsburgh physicians. This research is among the first of its kind to show these consults are a life-saving intervention. In this past year, more people
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We tried the good, the bad and the downright strange so you don’t have to squander your baby’s nap time figuring out what’s worth the effort. If you haven’t become consumed by TikTok videos, congratulations—but also, you’re missing out. Beauty TikTok, specifically, is populated with makeup artists and influencers hawking products and sharing genius (and
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The first thing you want to know when your baby gets their first cold is: How did this happen?! “Viruses are usually spread through droplets and aerosols that enter the nose, mouth and eyes,” says Toronto paediatrician Dina Kulik, the founder of KidCrew, a multidisciplinary health clinic. Depending on how much exposure a baby has
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PIK3CA-related overgrowth spectrum (PROS) is a group of rare, incurable disorders caused by mutations in the PIK3CA gene that result in the malformation and overgrowth of various parts of the body. A new report to be published January 26 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM) describes the successful treatment of two young infants with
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A study published in the journal Immunity analyzed the varied manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children. Introduction Among the different SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs), the severity of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in adults is high, while children and young adults are not as severely impacted. Furthermore, various other viruses
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New proposals to tackle the postcode lottery of avoidable absence in schools have been announced by the government today. A new consultation proposes that all schools have robust policies detailing how they will support pupils to attend as regularly as possible and sets out how legal intervention including penalty notices should be used in promoting good attendance by local
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In the film A Mouthful of Air, children’s book author and new mother Julie Davis (Amanda Seyfried, who’s also a producer on the film) grapples with what many might assume to be postpartum depression. But in actuality, Julie has postpartum psychosis. It’s a rare condition that’s much more grave, and not since Tully has a
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A new approach that targets the cellular machinery that viruses need to reproduce – rather than the virus itself – appears to stem replication of a common childhood pathogen known as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), UT Southwestern researchers report in a new study. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, could offer a novel strategy to
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A new study shows that living in a neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage is a risk factor for adverse weight development in children under school age. Researchers studied the connection between neighborhoods’ socioeconomic status and children’s weight development from data covering over 11,000 Finnish children. A new study conducted at the University of Turku, Finland, examined the
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John Wishom, public safety officer, reflects on what it means to him to be a guardian of childhood. St. Louis Children’s Hospital not only serves the children of St. Louis, but children all across the world. SLCH has served patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries. John goes the extra mile to
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Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) released a study today that examines the efficacy of a neuromuscular training (NMT) intervention that may lead to new treatment approaches and better outcomes for athletes when they return to playing sports after a sports-related concussion. While preliminary, the findings indicate the risk of sports-related injuries for the year after
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