Professor Stéphane Lefrançois, a researcher at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), is working on Batten disease, a neurodegenerative genetic disease that primarily affects children. His research focuses on the most common form of the disease – Batten CLN 3 – which is caused by mutations in the protein of the same name
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The Karka Rashi is the fourth Vedic zodiac sign that corresponds to the Cancer zodiac sign in western astrology. The Rashi is represented by crab. People born under Karka Rashi are suggested to have their names beginning with the syllables “Ha” or “Da.” If you are looking for some unique
“Don’t play with your food!” The reprimand still resonates in all our ears, I’m sure! It’s probably still inappropriate for a 6 year old to blow bubbles in his milk at the dinner table, but sometimes it is actually okay to allow – even encourage – a child to play with his or her food.
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. After you give birth all kinds of things happen to your body. You are sore. You bleed for what seems like forever. You are exhausted. It feels like you are leaking breastmilk constantly. Then suddenly your hair starts falling out
Photo: iStockphoto When Kate Paulson’s* mother comes over to visit, she and her grandchildren typically watch a movie together. But about a year ago Paulson noticed that every time they sat down to watch, her mother would get on her phone and go on social media. Her mother-in-law similarly spends a lot of time on
A group led by researchers from Kobe University has illuminated clinical factors that are related to the occurrence of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in newborns. They revealed for the first time in the world that fever or cold-like symptoms (including cough, sore throat and runny nose) during pregnancy, and threatened miscarriage or threatened premature labor
Almost every parent knows the drill: When it’s your turn, you bring Capri Suns and Rice Krispies Treats to your child’s soccer game as a post-game snack. Whether you’re a parent that loves the tradition or despises it, new research shows just how detrimental post-game treats are to a child’s health. A new study led
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE The color and consistency of a baby’s poop need to be noticed while changing their diaper. Any abnormality in the stool is often a sign of the baby being unwell. So, what does a green-colored poop indicate? In this MomJunction post, we tell you about the causes, treatment, and prevention
Mia O’Malley, founder of @Plussizebabywearing on Instagram, Sling: @Nalakai_co, Photo: @LindsayDonnellyPhoto Carriers with lots of straps and buckles, or impossibly drapey and long fabric wraps, can look intimidating to anyone who’s never tried one before. (Add in the stress of a crying baby as you’re trying to follow the instructions and I get it—it’s not
Zoë de Pass aka Dress Like A Mum talks us through the ins and outs of maternity denim. From over the bump, to under the bump, jeggings, straight leg and bootcut, there’s tons to choose from to accommodate your growing bump at mothercare.
Has your child been lying to you lately? If so, it might not be as big of a problem as you think. In this episode of Mom Docs, Dr. Dehra Harris, a Pediatric Psychiatrist with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, shares some insight on why children lie and what you can do about
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is typically appreciated as the first 3-day weekend after Christmas, but it is so much more than that. January is finally here. A fresh start greets us in 2020 and invites us to an exciting
Maternal obesity may increase a child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The researchers found that mothers–but not fathers–who were overweight or obese before pregnancy were more likely
Daisy Leon struggles to sit still and read the letters on the eye chart. Her responses tumble out in a quiet, confused garble. “You know your letters?” asks optometrist Jolly Mamauag-Camat. “Umm, ya,” says Daisy, almost inaudibly. The 6-year-old kindergartner had her eyes examined for the first time on a recent Thursday morning. Although she
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE Most parents want their baby’s name to be unique and modern. The current trend is to choose a futuristic name, which not only stands out from the rest but also stays relevant to the times to come. In this MomJunction post, we share 165 futuristic baby names for both boys
Clemmie Telford (@motherofalllists) and Greg Stanton (@london_dad) talk about bringing baby home for the first time and what they look for in a car seat.
Do you know how to play with kids? In this episode of Mom Docs, Dr. Dehra Harris shares a few tips to keep in mind when playing with children. “It’s all about connection,” explains Dr. Harris. When you play with your kids, ask questions and let them know you enjoy the activity. Let them take
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Most people associate gratitude with holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. And those are both excellent times to reflect on everything we’re grateful for. But there’s actually a lot more to gratitude than that. Gratitude is more than learning to
Drinking 12 ounces of sugary drinks more than once per day is linked to lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), (“good” cholesterol), and higher levels of triglycerides, in middle-aged and older adults, both of which have been shown to increase risk of cardiovascular disease. These results are from a new observational study published today