Dogs and cats may be exposed in their homes to a potentially toxic group of chemicals, with their discovery in the pets’ stool being a sign of health issues for humans living with them, a new study shows. Called aromatic amines, the chemicals -; found in tobacco smoke and in dyes used in cosmetics, textiles,
Learn how to play dreidel, the classic Hanukkah game, in four easy steps. Bonus: The reason we play dreidel in the first place! Playing dreidel is a traditional game for kids and adults to play at Hanukkah, an annual holiday celebrated by Jewish people in late November or December (but please, don’t call it Jewish
The best pranks for April fools make for a super fun day for parents, especially with their big kids. April Fool’s Day lets parents pick on their teens and tweens – all in good fun of course. Did you know, April Fool’s Day has been a tradition since about 1582 when France switched to the Gregorian calendar?
In a recent study posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated the association between breastmilk feeding and the time of maternal severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection during pregnancy and the rooming-in status during the hospitalization for delivery. Study: Breastmilk feeding of infants at birth among people with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has been recognized as one of the best medical schools in the nation, ranking 17th among research-oriented institutions, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today. These year’s U.S. News rankings include several institutions with ties: Feinberg was ranked immediately after a three-way tie for
If you’re looking to pack their baskets with goodies that go beyond the basic chocolate bunnies and cream eggs, look no further than these sweet Easter gifts. 1. Sweet Springtime Lantern Photo: Lantern Lands $20, mastermindtoys.com 2. Unicorn Horn Sidewalk Chalk Photo: Twee $22, babycharlotte.com 3. Cottonball Rabbit Family Photo: Li’l Woodzeez $35, toysrus.ca 4. Sprinkled
Two products commonly administered intravenously to replenish iron levels in the body have a much higher chance of provoking a severe allergic attack, according to Rutgers researchers who conducted a study analyzing the medical records in a large database of older, Medicare patients. The work, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, compared the incidence
In a recent early release Pediatrics journal study, researchers investigate the presence of antibodies against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children between the ages of five and 19 after infection. Related Stories Study: Durability of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies From Natural Infection in Children and Adolescents. Image Credit: Halfpoint / Shutterstock.com Background Since its emergence, SARS-CoV-2 has
If you’re feeling meh about car shopping, you aren’t alone. A quarter of shoppers say they’d rather have a root canal than negotiate a car deal. Here are some pain-free tips for getting started. A car is one of the most expensive big-ticket items most of us will ever buy. A daunting task at any
Bringing little kids to a restaurant can be a nightmare. They whine and fight at the table, don’t want to sit still, barely touch the food when it finally arrives, and beg for your phone constantly. Add in COVID risks, and it almost doesn’t seem worth it. And yet, at this point in the pandemic,
A significant amount of genetic risk for asthma is likely mediated through altered gene expression within the airway epithelium. That is the conclusion of a National Jewish Health-led study to identify genetic variants that cause asthma by altering the function of airway cells. The team’s paper published March 28, 2022, in the journal Nature Communications.
If ever there was a year to travel in Canada with your family, this is it. We’re blessed with jaw-dropping landscapes, thrilling outdoor adventures and a trove of diverse cultural experiences. I should know—I’ve spent the past year criss-crossing the country in search of the top destinations for families for my book 25 Places in
Whoever said “getting there is half the fun” apparently has never been stuck in traffic with hangry kids. Long car rides can be hell on wheels. But they can also—with the right tricks, tips and snacks—be the stuff of happy memories. 1. Write out a to-do list As well as noting everything you need to pack
With Halloween right around the corner, it’s not uncommon for young children to become scared more often than normal. Dr. Dehra Harris, a Pediatric Psychiatrist with Washington University at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, gives advice on how to remove fear from your child’s mind. If your child is afraid of loud noises or has a
Get into the holiday spirit with these adorable books that celebrate messages of kindness and giving back. Ramadan Books Ramadan Books 1 / 20 Credit: Albert Whitman & Company The Gift of Ramadan Written by Rabiah York Lumbar and illustrated by Laura K. Horton, Albert Whitman & Co., (ages 4+). $11, indigo.ca Stay in touch Subscribe to Today’s Parent’s daily
For three exhausting years, Lauren Lockwood tried to get her son Rex to sleep through the night. As an infant, he couldn’t sleep without a blanket over his carrier to drown out the world around him. At age 2, it sometimes took hours for him — and her — to fall asleep, only for him