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How scratching may prime children with eczema for food allergy and anaphylaxis – EurekAlert

IMAGE: After a mechanical skin injury, a web of chemical signals creates a vicious cycle that expands and activates the mast cells that cause allergic food reactions. In the skin, cells… view more  Credit: Adapted from Manuel Leyva-Castillo and Raif Geha / Boston Children’s Hospital Eczema, a chronic itchy inflammatory skin disease, affects about 15 percent… Read More »

Maternal Depression, But Not Exposure to SSRIs, Associated with Worse Executive Functioning in Children  

While we have considerable data on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy, most of this research focuses on the risk of congenital malformations in exposed children.  We have far less information regarding the long-term effects of SSRI antidepressants on neurodevelopmental outcomes in exposed children. A recent study looks at executive functioning… Read More »

How to Ensure Good Dental Hygiene in Children

Oral health and dental hygiene are one of the biggest factors in the overall health and well-being of a child. However, oral health is often overlooked or misunderstood by parents and it can lead to problems for their children. Infections, loss of teeth, discolouration and bad positioning can be the worst consequences of poor practice… Read More »