Teens and young adults who are treated for sleep disorders with benzodiazepines such as Xanax – a medication commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia – may be at a higher risk of overdose, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in JAMA Network Open, examined how often young people with sleep disorders had a
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In a recent study published in Pediatric Neurology, researchers investigated whether coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) were associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke in pediatric populations. Study: SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Increased Risk for Pediatric Stroke. Image Credit: joel bubble ben/Shutterstock Background Growing evidence suggests that adult COVID-19
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Five ways to foster generosity in your family. Created for We’d all love it if our kids were innately generous, but like many things, charitable giving is mostly learned—and the holidays are a great time to start teaching. New toys and lots of time spent with family are not everyone’s holiday experience and this can
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The first comprehensive study to evaluate research on the mental health of children and young people using evidence that spanned before and during COVID-19 has found an impact on mental health that could result in an increased demand for support services. The research, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cambridge, is
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A group of international researchers examined parental methods to help toddlers sleep across 14 cultures and found that these methods are related to the development of a child’s temperament. The researchers suggested focusing on better sleep-related parenting practices to support positive behavioral development across cultures. The importance of good sleep during childhood development has been
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Feeling extravagant? Treat your family to one of these luxurious gifts this holiday season. There are so many ways to express love and gratitude during the holiday season. And as we finally gather with loved ones to celebrate and be merry, we may be feeling extra generous this year. So go ahead and treat that special
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An unusual type of antibody that even at miniscule levels neutralizes the Zika virus and renders the virus infection undetectable in preclinical models has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian and National Institutes of Health (NIH) investigators. Because Zika can cause birth defects when passed from a pregnant person to
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The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center’s building has long been at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian city, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio traveled to the hilltop hospital seeking care. Then, in 2014, the 15-bed hospital, which was often without patients,
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Whether they’re just getting into Pokemon or are begging for special headphones and keyboards, we’ve got your little gamer covered with these awesome gifts. Got a little gamer in the family—and no idea what to get them for the holidays? Fear not, we’re here to help. We’ve compiled some of the best gear, toys, apparel
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A new Computers in Human Behavior journal paper analyzes the longitudinal and cross-sectional impact of sexual and sexually objectifying music lyrics on text-based sexting behaviors among adolescents. Study: Associations between sexual music lyrics and sexting across adolescence. Image Credit: Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock.com The hypersexual nature of music Related Stories Unsafe and unrealistic sexual messages are commonly displayed
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Several fungal species including members of the Histoplasma, Coccidioides, and Blastomyces genera are endemic to different areas throughout the United States. Historically, the geographic distribution of both Histoplasma and Coccidioides was attributed to positive antigen skin test results, whereas that of Blastomyces was based on case and outbreak reports. Over the past fifty years, an
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To study how best to treat potentially dangerous infections commonly seen in people with underlying chronic medical conditions, two infectious disease experts at Johns Hopkins Medicine have been awarded $10 million in research funding over five years by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010.
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