Apple Snack

Apple Snack

This easy Apple Snack is a yummy balanced snack for after-school, before bedtime or before a sports event! TABLE OF CONTENTS Apples Wedges Snack Fruit, with its natural sweetness, fiber, low calories, and variety of minerals and vitamins is a great snack especially when paired with a protein. You can include a variety of toppings…

Deaf children with developmental delays are better served
with cochlear implants than hearing aids

Deaf children with developmental delays are better served with cochlear implants than hearing aids

Up to three out of every 1,000 infants in the United States are born with profound hearing loss. Typically, infants with hearing loss are first treated with hearing aids, and if these fail to help them develop early language and speech skills, they then become eligible for cochlear implants at 12 months or older. Cochlear…

The do and don’ts of checking in on a friend in need

The do and don’ts of checking in on a friend in need

If a friend is going through a hard time, some families may have the tendency to want to quickly come to their rescue and help. Maybe you have a friend that is grieving the loss of a loved one; processing an unexpected medical diagnosis for themselves or their children; dealing with mental health challenges; or…

The effects of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection on the newborn
child

The effects of maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection on the newborn child

Even as the Omicron variant of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to spread worldwide, interest in understanding the sequelae of the disease is growing. A new preprint research paper examines the outcomes of babies born to mothers infected with the virus during pregnancy. Study: Neonatal outcomes and indirect consequences following maternal…

Findings from the CoVaccS study on parental intention to
vaccinate children against COVID

Findings from the CoVaccS study on parental intention to vaccinate children against COVID

There are many factors to consider when making decisions regarding children’s health. In the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), vaccines against the causative agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), have been the target of much suspicion and hesitancy. A new preprint research paper examines the various contributions to parental attitudes…

BNT162b2 vaccine induces robust SARS-CoV-2 immunity in
children

BNT162b2 vaccine induces robust SARS-CoV-2 immunity in children

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* pre-print server, researchers evaluated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine-induced humoral immune response in five to 11-year-old children. The children had a delayed and reduced immune response as they received a 10 μg dose of the BNT162b2 vaccine; however, they mounted a robust neutralization at peak immunogenicity. Study:…

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies persist in breast milk, even
after gastrointestinal digestion

Anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies persist in breast milk, even after gastrointestinal digestion

In a recent Nutrients study, researchers evaluate the persistence of anti-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) immunoglobulin A (IgA) and IgG in breast milk before and after in vitro gastrointestinal digestion. The researchers also assess the potential difference in these antibody levels based on whether the lactating mother was previously infected or vaccinated against…

Study finds unsafe feeding practices among formula-reliant
families due to the pandemic, food shortages

Study finds unsafe feeding practices among formula-reliant families due to the pandemic, food shortages

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and disruptions in the supply chain of formula, some parents have been forced to make unsafe modifications in the way they feed their formula-fed infants and babies, according to a study co-authored by Denise Diaz Payán, PhD, an assistant professor of health, society and behavior at the UCI Program in…

Limiting recreational screen media use improves physical
activity in children

Limiting recreational screen media use improves physical activity in children

Many young people spend much of their time using digital screens which may reduce their engagement in physical activity. But children have always been sedentary during most of their awake time. This has been shown every time researchers have measured physical activity among different groups of children regardless of their cultural background and geography (also…

Children who grow up with dogs may have protection from
Crohn's disease later in life

Children who grow up with dogs may have protection from Crohn's disease later in life

Young children who grow up with a dog or in a large family may have some protection later in life from a common inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease, according to a study to be presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2022. Our study seems to add to others that have explored the ‘hygiene…