Month: December 2022

Mothers in the samples from the UK and Uganda have different attitudes toward parenting, but while on a group level the experience and development of their infants sometimes aligns with parenting attitudes, surprisingly, it did not always show such variation, according to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by
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A team of engineers and neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that human brain organoids implanted in mice have established functional connectivity to the animals’ cortex and responded to external sensory stimuli. The implanted organoids reacted to visual stimuli in the same way as surrounding tissues, an observation that researchers were able to make
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Many individuals who have recovered from acute infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) develop persistent symptoms collectively referred to as post-acute sequelae of the coronavirus disease 2019 (PASC) or long COVID. Some common long COVID symptoms include fatigue, cognitive impairment, diabetes, shortness of breath, mental health conditions, cardiovascular diseases, and adverse
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Spontaneous, random baby movements aid the development of their sensorimotor system, according to new research led by the University of Tokyo. Detailed motion capture of newborns and infants was combined with a musculoskeletal computer model, to enable researchers to analyze communication among muscles and sensation across the whole body. Researchers found patterns of muscle interaction
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affected healthcare in multiple areas, including obstetric and neonatal care. A recent study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics examines how obstetric healthcare services differed between women considered to be natives of Europe as compared to migrants. Related Stories Study: Quality of maternal and newborn care
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Scientists at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment, the Netherlands, have conducted a study to explore the efficacy of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination in preventing disease-related hospitalization. The study, which is currently available in the medRxiv* preprint server, reveals that the COVID-19 vaccination has prevented a large number of hospitalizations during the
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A recent study published in the BMJ evaluated the effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in Argentinian children when severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta and Omicron variants were predominant. Study: Effectiveness of mRNA-1273, BNT162b2, and BBIBP-CorV vaccines against infection and mortality in children in Argentina, during predominance of delta and omicron
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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers longitudinally evaluated the antibody response against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in lactating individuals. Study: Milk antibody response after 3rd dose of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine and SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection and implications for infant protection. Image Credit: evso/Shutterstock Background Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended
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Findings from an accepted manuscript published in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) have highlighted potentially substantial cost savings by reducing the use of sedation for pediatric brain MRI examinations. The health system cost of performing a sedated MRI was substantially greater than that of performing a nonsedated MRI. However, the cost of each individual
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Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans (OMC-New Orleans) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Palliative Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. The certification recognizes OMC-New
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As concerns about youth mental health, school shootings, and other forms of violence prompt more school systems to conduct mental health screenings, a UCR-led analysis is urging school officials to proceed with deference to student family, cultural, and community backgrounds. Mental health screenings that focus solely on identifying at-risk students without taking into account their
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Waiting for their turn in the emergency room, dazed-looking parents in winter coats bounced crying children in their arms, trying to catch the eye of Dr. Erica Michiels. Us! Pick us next! they seemed to plead with tired eyes. Michiels directs pediatric emergency medicine at Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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