Sex-based differences in COVID-19 disease transmission, severity, and mortality have been reported since the early stages of the pandemic in infants, with the underlying mechanism accounting for these differences not yet fully understood. In a paper recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine by Bordt et al. (October 19th, 2021), maternal SARS-CoV-2 infections are
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The use of opioids, methamphetamines, cocaine and other stimulants is the second-most-common cause of exposure to HIV among those in the United States diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS. Thanks to a new $16 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve University
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Fine, we’ll say it—vacuuming is fun with a Dyson. Modelled after the brand’s best-selling cordless model, this mini vacuum isn’t just for pretend play—it actually sucks up small bits of dust and debris! Colourful balls whirl around in the canister, and the nozzle shortens to help you reach the dust bunnies’ favourite hiding spots. Casdon
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Toddlers are actively learning and seeking to know more about their environment. While some parents believe that children should not have screen time at all and stick to conventional play, there are many useful apps that are not just fun for your toddler but have educational value too. With regulated
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Babies undergo a continuous process of development and their interests are ever-changing. Doing arts and crafts has multiple benefits. Although it requires continuous supervision, but it is all worth it! There are multiple arts and crafts that your baby can indulge in. The aim is to help them create something
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Survivors of childhood cancer have increased risks of experiencing various challenges, such as emotional distress, impaired quality of life, and financial burdens. A new study indicates that many long-term survivors of childhood cancer may also face an elevated risk of suicide, although their absolute risk is still low. The findings are published by Wiley early
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Safety and speed are aligning. This expertly engineered scooter has excellent shock absorption and built-in front suspension, which give riders a comfy and safe experience. The adjustable T-bar can be set to three different heights to grow with your child, and its sturdy aluminum deck makes it the perfect ride for urban sidewalks and spaces.
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Image: Shutterstock Toddlers are fascinated by colors and easily identify everything around them if it’s colorful. Once they start to crawl, nothing can stop them from exploring the world. At this stage, you may introduce colors with the help of props, puzzles, toys, crayons, or other colorful objects lying around your home. Another interesting method
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Scientists have long suggested that getting enough sleep at night is vital to staying healthy. Few studies, however, highlight the necessity of sufficient sleep during the first months of life. New research from investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and collaborators suggests that newborns who sleep longer and wake up less throughout
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Experts at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) are calling attention to a crisis in sex education, specifically the continued creation and endorsement of abstinence-only curricula being taught across the U.S. The commentary in the Journal of Adolescent Health is a response to the Medical Institute for Sexual Health’s recently released K-12 Standards
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Half balloon, half dinosaur, the B-Rex (get it?) is programmed with more than 70 sounds and movements. Play tug-of-war, have a tickle fight, feed him a bone and don’t forget to cuddle—he’ll nuzzle right up! He can also throw down some solid dance moves and rip an impressive toot. Who knew a balloon could be
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Thought LeadersDr. Usha SethuramanProfessor of PediatricsCentral Michigan University In this interview, News-Medical speaks to Dr. Usha Sethuraman about her research into COVID-19 and how saliva could be used to help predict COVID-19 severity in children. The COVID-19 pandemic has received a great deal of scientific and medical attention since the start of last year. What
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Bit too young to operate a real Cat vehicle? This lifelike toy is the next best thing. The fully functional excavator arm operates via a manual lever and is up to the challenge of demanding tasks and gruelling sandbox terrain. It has a removable shovel, shatterproof plastic cab windows, functional doors and genuine chain-link treads.
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