Why Urgent Care Centers Are Popping Up Everywhere

new York CNN — If you’re driving through a busy suburban shopping mall or walking down a street in a big city, chances are you won’t go long without spotting a Concentra, MedExpress, CityMD or other urgent care center. Demand for urgent care spaces has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic as people seek tests and … Read more

Scientists are using next-generation protein degradation technology to study CTCF’s role in transcription

CTCF is a critical protein known to play various roles in key biological processes such as transcription. Scientists from the Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude used next-generation protein degradation technology to study CTCF. Their work reveals the superiority of the approach in addition to providing functional insight into how CTCF regulates transcription. The study, published … Read more

MIT: Learning Beautiful brings MIT’s mind-and-hands spirit to early childhood education

Fronted by a Media Lab project, the startup offers materials that help kids explore computer science concepts through hands-on learning. People in WITH know “mens et manus” or “mind and hand” as the school’s motto. But it’s also a good framework for early childhood education. Children often learn best when they are allowed to explore … Read more

Using motion capture technology and AI to monitor the progression of movement disorders

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has developed a way to monitor the progression of movement disorders using motion capture technology and AI. In two groundbreaking studies published in Nature Medicine, an interdisciplinary team of AI and clinical researchers showed that by combining human movement data collected from wearable technology with powerful new medical AI technology, … Read more

Brazil declares public health emergency for Yanomami people

By CARLA BRIDEY – Associated Press BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva visited the northern Brazilian state of Roraima on Saturday after the government declared a public health emergency for the Yanomami people of the Amazon, who are suffering from malnutrition and diseases such as malaria as a result of illegal … Read more

How does diet at an early age affect a child’s mental health and personality?

In a child’s life, the period from conception to the age of two is crucial for growth and development. In addition to the development of vital organs and regulatory systems, this phase also determines the child’s personality, mental health, and social-emotional growth. Therefore, optimal nutrition must be ensured during pregnancy and the first years of … Read more

Food insecure families have higher health care costs, study shows

Food insecurity, which is the limited or uncertain availability of adequate and safe food, affects about 10.2 percent of U.S. households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service. In families with children at home, food insecurity is even higher – 12.5%. Previous studies have shown a link between food insecurity and individual … Read more

How to protect your children when they play sports, according to doctors

CNN — Whenever there is a head injury, cardiac arrest or other serious injury in professional sports, parents take a deep breath. “This athlete is someone’s child. Could this be my child?” Cardiac events during sports are unusual for anyone, said Dr. Stuart Berger, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Although … Read more

How to protect your children when they play sports, according to doctors

CNN — Whenever there is a head injury, cardiac arrest or other serious injury in professional sports, parents take a deep breath. “This athlete is someone’s child. Could this be my child?” Cardiac events during sports are unusual for anyone, said Dr. Stuart Berger, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Although … Read more

How Jessica Biel is making medicine kinder to your children’s health

KinderFarms was co-founded by parents Jessica Beale and Jeremy Adams when they couldn’t find … [+] children’s health products that are both effective and aligned with their values. Children’s farms We’ve all been there. Whether it’s COVID-19, the flu, or a common cold, every parent can relate to standing in the pharmacy aisle at an … Read more