Pediatricians Say Toddler Milks Aren’t Needed and Have No Rules

Powdered drink mixes often called “toddler milks” for babies and kids up to 3 years old are not controlled or necessary, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). These drinks are sometimes advertised on TikTok, TV, and other places, and they usually have extra sugar and salt. The AAP’s nutrition committee released a report

Kidney Problems in Diabetic Patients Tied to Strange Lactate Process

A recent study led by scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore, along with Yokohama City University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, discovered that problems with how the kidneys process substances are a main factor in causing kidney damage in diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The study, published in Kidney

Evaluating How Sleep Affects Your Mood, Energy, and Sleepiness

Getting a good night’s sleep helps us be ready for the next day. On the flip side, not getting enough sleep makes it harder to do things that need attention, memory, and thinking skills, and this can affect real-life situations. Fitness and sleep trackers give us “readiness scores,” but they were made to predict how

Vaccines: A quick shot today can prevent suffering in the future

What are you excited about this fall and winter? Hanging out with friends, cheering for your favorite teams, going to Halloween parties, or trying new restaurants? Family holiday traditions or a trip somewhere warm, perhaps? But hold on! If you don’t act now, your season could turn into a couple of weeks on the couch

Maryland Scientists Present Groundbreaking Statewide Findings on Two Novel Pathogens in Healthcare Environments

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) have undertaken a comprehensive statewide survey encompassing all patients reliant on ventilators in both hospitals and long-term care facilities. The results revealed a substantial percentage of these patients carried two pathogens known to be life-threatening in individuals with compromised immune systems. The study, published in

Long-lasting Memory Improvements and Enhanced Neuronal Growth in Rett Syndrome Animal Models through Deep Brain Stimulation

A recent study conducted by Dr. Jianrong Tang, an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and principal investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, reveals that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of a specific brain region significantly enhances and sustains memory improvement in Rett mice. Furthermore,

Discovery of Novel Neurological Disorder Linked to DOT1L Gene Variants

A groundbreaking investigation led by Dr. Hugo J. Bellen, a distinguished service professor at Baylor College of Medicine and principal investigator at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (Duncan NRI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, has unveiled a novel disorder linked to gain-of-function variants in the DOT1L gene. Subsequent examinations disclosed that the majority

Dynamic Wrist Motion Captured in Real-Time Using MRI

In a proof-of-concept investigation detailed in The British Journal of Radiology, clinicians and researchers from UC Davis have unveiled the capabilities of a novel 0.55T MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system in capturing clear, dynamic videos of moving wrists. This innovative technology holds promise for enhancing diagnostic precision and deepening our comprehension of wrist anatomy. Abhijit

Texas A&M Students Invent Device for Newborn Kidney Failure Prevention

Before a baby enters the world, doctors hold out hope for a safe delivery, while parents yearn for the gift of a healthy child. Regrettably, certain conditions, like kidney failure, evade detection until after birth, necessitating immediate treatment. In these cases, peritoneal dialysis becomes a lifeline, albeit one with potential complications, such as fluid leakage

Primary Investigation Reveals Elevated Uterine Cancer Risk in Black Women Using Hair Relaxers

Chemical hair relaxers, extensively promoted and frequently utilized by Black women to achieve straightened hair, lack stringent regulation and often contain potentially harmful substances, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can be absorbed through inhalation or skin contact. Previous research has associated these chemicals with various adverse reproductive health outcomes in women. A recent study conducted by

An All-Cancer Platform for Tailoring Personalized Immunotherapy Patient Selection

Immunotherapy, a revolutionary cancer treatment, harnesses the power of the immune system to target and eliminate cancer cells. Despite its success in treating various tumor types, a significant number of patients do not respond to this approach, highlighting the need for predictive biomarkers to identify individuals who would benefit most from immune-based therapies. A recent

Report Warns of Detrimental Effects of Climate Change on Children’s Mental Well-being

The deteriorating mental health of children is being exacerbated by the increasing frequency of wildfires, droughts, floods, and unprecedented heat caused by climate change. A recent report by the American Psychological Association and ecoAmerica underscores this distressing impact on children’s already delicate mental well-being. The repercussions begin early, potentially affecting children even before birth and

Recent Study Reveals Increased Consistency in Psychotherapy Following Transition to Telehealth

The swift shift to virtual care prompted by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated enhanced continuity in psychotherapy visits compared to the pre-pandemic era, wherein the majority of visits were conducted in person, as revealed by recent research in Psychiatric Services. The study underscores the advantages of sustained access to virtual psychotherapy, revealing

Immune Memory Formation in Organs After COVID-19 Vaccination

A single injection provides comprehensive protection for the entire body, achieved through the production of antibodies and mobile cells by the immune system. These components traverse the bloodstream, creating a shield against threats. Recent research from Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin on mRNA coronavirus vaccines reveals that the body establishes localized immune memory in diverse organs. Published in