A new analysis of U.S.-based pediatrics research published over the last decade found that just 9% of studies included non-English-speaking children or families, highlighting a lack of representation that could have serious implications for health equity. The findings are published today in a JAMA Pediatrics analysis led by University of Pittsburgh researchers. It is frankly
In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers in the United States evaluated the effects of maternal coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic-associated stress and fetal brain development using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Studies have reported perinatal care disruptions due to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic as unprecedented and
People with autoimmune or auto-inflammatory rheumatic diseases have an increased risk of infections. This can be due to the underlying disease itself, or may be caused by treatment with immunomodulating or immunosuppressive drugs. Vaccinations play an important role in infection prevention. But children with pedAIIRD require a vaccination schedule that takes into account their disease
Last year’s Squid Game craze actually feels kind of tame compared to some of these trendy yet highly problematic kids costumes. Halloween! It’s a time for tricks, treats, and colourful, creative costumes. There are countless traditional costume options for your kids out there—clowns, ghosts, animals, vampires and so many more. But then there are those
Huntington’s disease, a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative condition, is caused by a genetic error present at birth, though its symptoms often don’t begin until middle adulthood. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been trying to understand how the aging process triggers the onset of symptoms, with the expectation that such knowledge
Pediatric musculoskeletal ultrasound (PedMSUS) has great potential in the evaluation of children with arthritis, and since 2012 several PedMSUS courses have been endorsed by EULAR – The European Alliance of Rheumatology Associations. But despite this, there has been no agreed educational procedure for the conduct, content and format of these courses. This is critical, since
By trick-or-treating as safely as possible and preparing for all potential mishaps, you’ll be set for a night of fun, not fright. Your toddler’s first Halloween is super exciting, but it can also be scary—both for your first-timer, who isn’t used to being out in the dark with spooky decorations; and for their parents, who
The prognosis for the sick child, who hadn’t responded to standard treatment, was dire. But a team of Rutgers physicians believed there might be hope despite the conventional wisdom against pursuing any further treatment. What happened over the course of the next few weeks in that autumn of 2020 – described as a case study
Trained developmental-behavioral pediatricians can generally diagnose autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children without the need for additional Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) testing, finds a prospective multicenter study. The study, conducted through the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Research Network (DBPNet) and led by Boston Children’s Hospital, was published October 17 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
Disney’s new immersive experience is touching down in Toronto to bring even more magic to the holiday season. So many parents grew up with Disney movies, and that love extends to the current generation of kids obsessed with Frozen, Encanto and Turning Red. There’s just something magical about these stories, from their catchy songs to
Now that summer is winding down, it’s time to look forward to cooler, harsher temperatures, and you can always count on Daily Mom for ideas for self-care to keep yourself looking great. We have compiled a guide with the best ideas for self-care for women and men. This guide features sunscreen for both face &
The birth of every new life is to be celebrated! Expecting parents often advised by doctors from the department of gynecology and obstetrics to consider noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT). Parents often have many questions with regard to the potential benefits of prenatal screening and making an informed choice to better understand the health status of
Years ago, I had some pretty specific ideas about how I was going to raise my kids. Then I had some. Before becoming a mom, I had some pretty specific ideas on how I was going to raise my future kids (in my mind, there would be three of them: two girls, then a boy,
It seemed like the perfect new career. I loved helping parents and posting advice on social. I just had no idea how toxic it would be. I knew nothing about baby sleep before I became a mom. Throughout my pregnancy, I spent countless hours reading about the stuff I thought was most important: pregnancy, birth,
Chickenpox, called varicella by scientists, is a formerly ubiquitous childhood illness that produces a characteristic vesicular rash of varying extent and severity. In earlier days, chickenpox affected almost every child. however, the incidence of this condition has dropped steeply following the introduction of varicella-zoster vaccines. Study: 25 Years of Varicella Vaccination in the United States.
Researchers call for better newborn screens across the U.S. Cystic fibrosis is missed more often in newborn screenings for non-white than white babies, creating higher risk for irreversible lung damage and other serious outcomes in Black, Hispanic, Asian, American Indian and Alaska Native newborns, a new study finds. The genetic panels used in newborn screening