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Around a third of infants with COVID-19 may have caught it from mother

Around a third of infants with COVID-19 may have caught it from mother Around a third of infants with COVID-19 may have caught it from mother Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Environmental exposure to SARS-CoV-2 was responsible for the majority of infections detected in newborn infants in an analysis of 176 reported cases. However, the findings, …

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An expert’s guide to safe sleeping for your baby

An expert’s guide to safe sleeping for your baby An expert’s guide to safe sleeping for your baby (HealthDay)—To keep your baby safe while sleeping, experts recommend practicing the “ABCs” of sleep. Babies should sleep alone, on their back and in a crib. That’s the best way to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SIDS …

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Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children

Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children

Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children Replacing asphalt with forest-type plants at daycare centers found to strengthen immune defenses in children A daycare yard during the intervention. Credit: Marja Roslund A team of researchers affiliated with multiple institutions in Finland and one in the Czech Republic …

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Bringing the forest to kids’ daycare may boost young immune systems

Bringing the forest to kids’ daycare may boost young immune systems Bringing the forest to kids’ daycare may boost young immune systems Daycare yard with ‘forest floor’. Photo: Aki Sinkkonen (HealthDay)—Want to give your kids an immune system boost? Try letting them play in the dirt more often, a new study suggests. Researchers in Finland …

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Consistent nursing care after childbirth boosts breastfeeding rates

Consistent nursing care after childbirth boosts breastfeeding rates Consistent nursing care after childbirth boosts breastfeeding rates Credit: CC0 Public Domain New parents who receive attentive, supportive nursing care during labor and immediately after childbirth are more likely to exclusively breastfeed their newborn when leaving the hospital, finds a study published in MCN: The American Journal …

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Researchers lead national efforts around childhood blood disorders

Researchers lead national efforts around childhood blood disorders Researchers lead national efforts around childhood blood disorders Credit: CC0 Public Domain When a child has a rare blood disorder, clinicians can struggle to find the best diagnostic and treatment methods. New research led by UT Southwestern shows the effectiveness of a treatment for aplastic anemia and …

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Distance learning makes it harder for kids to exercise, especially in low-income communities

Distance learning makes it harder for kids to exercise, especially in low-income communities Distance learning makes it harder for kids to exercise, especially in low-income communities Credit: CC0 Public Domain This fall hasn’t felt much like “back to school” for many children. Instead, many are staying at home and attending virtual classes indefinitely. According to …

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How screentime affects baby’s nighttime

How screentime affects baby’s nighttime How screentime affects baby’s nighttime Credit: Flinders University Lead author, Flinders University postdoctoral research fellow Dr Michal Kahn, from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, says even in moderation, screens can have a considerable impact on infant sleep. Credit: Flinders University Increased exposure to TV and touchscreens can …

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Kids are exercising less and sitting more during the pandemic

Kids are exercising less and sitting more during the pandemic Kids are exercising less and sitting more during the pandemic Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Patterns set during childhood can influence adult life profoundly, and exercise habits are no exception. With the U.S. seeing a 20-year trend of increased risk of being overweight or obese among …

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Novel software assesses phonologial awareness

Novel software assesses phonologial awareness

Novel software assesses phonologial awareness Novel software assesses phonologial awareness The ATLAS program—the first test of its kind for children with speech and/or language impairment—can help parents, early childhood teachers and paraeducators more accurately measure progress for children with a range of skill levels. Credit: Royalty-free via Pxhere Understanding sounds in language is a critical …

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