How to prepare for a meeting with your child’s teacher

You can help your child by working together as a team. By Lina Ashar Let’s start with the definition of parent teacher meetings. According to Wikipedia, a parent-teacher conference, parent-teacher interview, parent-teacher night or parents’ evening, is a short meeting or conference between the parents and teachers of students to discuss a child’s progress at school and find solutions to academic or behavioural problems if […]

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Heart health’s impact on brain may begin in childhood

A child’s blood pressure could indicate cognition problems into adulthood, according to a new study suggesting the cardiovascular connection to cognitive decline could begin much earlier in life than previously believed. The findings may provide a window into the roots of dementia, for which high blood pressure is considered a risk factor. “We wondered is there perhaps some signal early […]

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Study confirms association between breastfeeding and lower risk of maternal hypertension

A new systematic review of the literature not only confirmed that breastfeeding for as short as 1-4 months can have a protective affect against high blood pressure in women, but that lactation also can protect women across an extended follow-up of years to decades. Among 15 studies reviewed that had longer-term follow-up, 67% of those evaluated for elevated blood pressure—and […]

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Prince George Is Taking Ballet, & We Are So Here for It

Last week, Prince William revealed that his firstborn, Prince George, loves dancing. And the young prince — third in line to the throne — is taking ballet. We are mush imagining this class. We can totally picture noted danceophile Princess Diana, George’s late grandmother, beaming down from the heavens. The revelation about George came when Prince William and his wife, […]

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RangeMe Offers a Beauty Industry Crystal Ball

Knowing the next big trend is crucial in the fast-paced world of beauty marketing today. For many on both sides of the buyer and seller equation, that information is only available once point of sale data starts rolling in. This week, RangeMe, an online platform that streamlines new product discovery between supplier and retailers, launched a feature aiming to close the […]

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Antibodies linked to heart attacks

Levels of antiphospholipid antibodies, which are associated with rheumatic diseases, are also elevated in myocardial infarction without any autoimmune co-morbidity, a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Annals of Internal Medicine reports. Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are a group of antibodies that target endogenous tissue, including the fat molecule cardiolipin and the plasma protein β2glycoprotein-I. Cardiolipin is found in […]

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The reward system in the brain affects our judgments

We make judgements quite rationally or “by the gut.” Not only experience and relevant information play an important role, but also our preferences. A study by the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne shows how the reward system in the brain conveys judgements affected by one’s own desires. “In complex, confusing situations, we run the risk of making […]

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Radiation/cisplatin combination established as standard of care for HPV+ oral cancer

Combinations of radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to cure HPV-related head and neck cancer with a high success rate. A new phase III trial has now determined that cisplatin chemotherapy, combined with radiation therapy, produces the best results and should be considered the standard of care. Findings will be presented today at the 60th Annual Meeting of the […]

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