International guidelines developed to help doctors diagnose cow’s milk allergy may lead to over-diagnosis, according to University of Bristol-led research published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Allergy today [8 December]. The study found that three-quarters of infants have two or more symptoms at some point in the first year of life which guidelines say
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After a day of tobogganing, kids will love customizing their own drinks at a DIY hot chocolate station. It’s the perfect family activity to keep you warm and cozy! Hot chocolate bars are the ultimate combination of sweet treat and family activity. Budding baristas can experiment with flavours and toppings, like crushed cookies, candy or
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Pandemic life happened here: work calls by day, home-cooked meals by night, a baby’s first delightful laugh. And now it’s hard to imagine having to leave. Every morning at 8:30, I’d put on a sweatshirt and yoga pants, brush my hair and slather on tinted moisturizer and a smack of lip balm. Destination: dining table.
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Octapharma USA today announced the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved cutaquig® [Immune globulin, Subcutaneous (Human)-hipp, 16.5% Solution] for the treatment of pediatric patients age 2 and older with primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI). The FDA previously approved cutaquig® for adults with PI. “The FDA approval provides physicians and families with more treatment options
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By Halloween this year, both sets of grandparents were already asking, “So, what’s the plan for Christmas?” I felt all earnest eyes on me as I hosted our pre-trick-or-treating pizza party. Grandparents. Children. My sister’s family. Perhaps even Santa himself was watching. I’m certain that our Elf on the Shelf was listening from his off-season
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Most young people under the age of 21 who developed suspected COVID-19 vaccine-related heart muscle inflammation known as myocarditis had mild symptoms that improved quickly, according to new research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Myocarditis is a rare but serious condition that causes inflammation of the heart muscle. It can
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This first-in-human study of golodirsen showed its long-term safety and biologic activity in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). The approved exon-skipping therapy is designed to enable the production of functional dystrophin proteins, as described in the peer-reviewed journal Nucleic Acid Therapeutics. Golodirsen was tested in ambulatory patients with exon 53 skip amenable DMD. They
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By now, we’ve all heard about the new coronavirus circling the globe and causing the disease called COVID-19. In today’s video, Dr. Hilary Babcock, an Infectious Disease Specialist, discusses important facts about the disease that parents should know. Also, she offers strategies for keeping your family safe, many of which are the same precautions you
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In a recent study, researchers from France evaluated the association between maternal morbidities and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In this retrospective analysis, the researchers found that as compared to pregnant women without COVID-19, there was an increased frequency of pregnant women with maternal morbidities and the diagnosis of COVID-19. This PLOS Medicine study is the
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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) researchers, as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) network, report an increase in the number of children in Tennessee with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The researchers published their findings in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report series on Dec. 2.
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A Christmas Bucket List can help you capture the Christmas spirit and remember the reason for the season no matter what the age of your children. Picture what a stereotypical Old-Fashioned Christmas includes – tree decorating, cookie baking, gingerbread making, and Christmas caroling. Imagine if you had time what would you do this December –
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