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Image: Shutterstock The development of speech in toddlers is considered one of the major milestones of cognitive abilities (1). However, it might sometimes be difficult for some toddlers to start comprehending their feelings into thoughts. Therefore, speech therapists recommend using a speech therapy app for toddlers to help improve their communication skills and encourage them
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Saliva samples are easy to obtain and useful for measuring antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in children, which could facilitate epidemiological surveillance in school settings. The study, a collaboration between the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by “la Caixa” Foundation, and the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu (HSJD), followed over 1,500 children who
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Late last week, The World Health Organization warned that a new Covid variant, given the name Omicron, posed a “very high” global risk. The variant was first identified in South Africa and has a large number of spike mutations that may make it more infectious among vulnerable populations, specifically, the unvaccinated. We don’t know much
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A team of UK-based scientists has recently evaluated the effectiveness of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in preventing household transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in England. Their findings indicate that the vaccines effectively reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 alpha and delta variants from breakthrough infections in the household setting, despite having reduced
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Is your little one doodling all over the walls of your house? Fret not! It’s time to introduce painting to them. It is a playful sensory experience and a creative activity for toddlers. It fills them with imaginative ideas and the use of various colors can get them happy and
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Stress affects the body in a lot of ways, including the ability to conceive. Sadly, stress tends to accumulate after months of trying to become pregnant unsuccessfully, which can make the whole situation of getting pregnant more difficult to overcome. A lot of couples become emotionally distraught when they are dealing with fertility issues. These
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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) is a new systemic inflammatory acute onset disease that mainly affects children (MIS-C) and, at a lesser frequency, adults. The disease usually occurs in children 3-6 weeks after acute severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. Study: Autoantibody Release in Children after Corona Virus mRNA Vaccination: A Risk Factor of
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Not sure what kids are playing these days? Here are some gift ideas that your game-fanatics will love. Got a kid who loves to game? From awesome gear to the coolest apparel, we’ve got everything your little one needs to take their passion for video games to the next level, no matter what they’re playing
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Image: iStock IN THIS ARTICLE Achild with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has a shorter attention span, which could hinder their day-to-day activities. Therefore, after-school activities that can enhance their attentive skills are valuable. In addition, these activities may also help them drain their extra energy and channel it better. Here, we bring activities for
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Congenital hypothyroidism is an endocrine disorder wherein the baby’s thyroid gland does not produce thyroid hormones or makes very little of them. The baby has an under-functioning thyroid gland at birth, hence the term, congenital. The condition is also called neonatal hypothyroidism. Newborns are routinely screened for the disorder before
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When you imagine giving birth, you may feel a combination of emotions. Add to that all of the little logistical details and, yes, it’s completely understandable to feel a bit overwhelmed at times. Here’s the thing, mama: You’ve got this—and we’ve got you. By taking a few of those little details off your to-do list,
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Researchers at Yale University analyzing specialized MRI exams found significant changes in the microstructure of the brain’s white matter in adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared to a control group, according to research being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The changes
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Image: Shutterstock Education and knowledge are much more than just learning how to read and write. It is about building an opinion, gaining resourceful information, and implementing it in everyday life. The process of learning involves registering relevant information, organizing it with cognition, and adding it to the existing knowledge activated through long-term memory (1).
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