Blood test predicts spastic cerebral palsy

A Delaware team including Erin Crowgey, Ph.D., associate director of Bioinformatics with Nemours Biomedical Research, has published a study in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Bioinformatics, showing that DNA patterns in circulating blood cells can be used to help identify spastic cerebral palsy (CP) patients (Crowgey et al.). The work represents a collaboration among researchers at Nemours, the University of Delaware […]

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Eva Longoria Rallies to Keep Kids With Their Parents Shortly After Giving Birth

Actor Eva Longoria gave birth to her first child, Santiago Enrique Bastón, on Tuesday — and in between snuggle sessions, she’s using her platform to rally against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.  "In light of my son’s birth I wanted to bring focus on the families that have been separated at the border," Longoria captioned her first publicly shared […]

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GPS Tracking Devices for Kids & Teens

Growing up in the ’80s, the only way my parents could track my whereabouts involved old-fashioned detective work (i.e., getting in the car and driving around looking for me). This may have happened on more than one occasion during my errant, curfew-breaking teenage years, as my dad likes to remind me. Today, it’s a whole new world. We can keep […]

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Infant colic leads to no ongoing problems, study shows

Colicky babies whose crying eases within three months have no ongoing behavioural problems according to new research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). In welcome reassurance to concerned parents, MCRI-funded research conducted by Royal Children’s Hospital paediatrician Dr. Georgie Bell found that crying and stress related to the common infant condition is short-lived and will likely resolve. Infant colic […]

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20 Travel-Inspired Birthday Party Ideas That Will Take Your Kid Around the World in 1 Day

#cookiesandmore #travelcookies #travelbirthday #customcookies A post shared by CookiesandMoreLLC (@cookiesandmorellcbysheila) on Mar 27, 2018 at 9:09am PDT Gather Your Passports and Luggage Let’s get real — throwing a kid’s birthday party that’s fun for both the kiddos and the adults is a tough task. From the food to the music to the entertainment, things can get overwhelming, and fast. It […]

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Eva Longoria Just Welcomed Her First Child

Eva Longoria, the actor behind everyone’s (or at least my and my college roommates’) favorite bratty housewife of yore, just made a major step into her biggest role yet: mom to a newborn son. Hola USA reported the happy news today that Longoria gave birth to her first child with husband José Bastón on Tuesday, June 19. And because we know […]

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New online toolbox to help keep kids safe in disasters

A new set of online tools is designed to help families and communities keep children safe in disasters. The Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Toolbox is an initiative led by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the international nonprofit group Save the Children. Pilot communities in Washington County, Arkansas and Putnam County, New York helped to […]

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