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Marijuana for your Kid – Moms Offer Drug For Coping with Acute OCD, Autism

Marijuana for your Kid – Moms Offer Drug For Coping with Acute OCD, Autism

Twelve-year-old Ryan Mendoza’s OCD had worsened to such an extent that his mom exasperatedly mentioned that his triggering reasons - blustery weather and noticing the number six – would impel the child into experiencing stultifying and aggressive meltdown episodes. Totally debilitated by his condition, Ryan was not showing response to multiple drug treatments and had lost hope, states Mother Judy Mendoza. Recalling one heart-shattering incident, when on pulling into the house drive-way, her son sprinted out of the home, throwing himself on the vehicle hood and begging her to run him down and take his life as he no more wished to be alive with OCD any further. Resolute on leaving no leaf unturned to allay her child’s torment, Judy spoke about eventually resorting to a drastic choice –  [...]

Kickbee Tummy Tweeter – Dads Receive Instant Messages during Fetal Kicks

Kickbee Tummy Tweeter – Dads Receive Instant Messages during Fetal Kicks

With utter delight you have posted the foremost sonography photos on Facebook for letting all your near and dear ones know of your pregnancy. Guess what? Tweeting from the uterus is another exciting thing that your unborn baby could do. You might be wondering how this is possible. Expectant mothers could don a specially crafted belt dubbed ‘the Kickbee’ around their tummy area. It is basically a twittering fetal movement monitoring device that would set off a signal to iPhones of ‘Papas-to-Be’ or Twitter keeping all concerned parties posted on the latest kick counts and brag ‘ i-kicked-Mommy’ . Is this sounding quite hi-tech for such a delicate, cherished moment or perhaps superfluous info for all of your pals, kin members and Facebook followers? Perhaps, not all need to be hearing  [...]

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part II

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part II

Baffled by the overwhelming array of smart infant toys, videos and books? Lighten up. All that an infant would truly need for boosting brainpower is his/her parents. Smart Baby: To-Do Guide for all Ages and Stages To assist in homing in on what could be done for encouraging an infant’s brain development at all ages and stages, here are several age-appropriate activities. Age- Up to Four Months of Age Reading, making different funny facial expressions; ticking the body; gradually moving items in front of the infant’s eyes (for example, bright-colored rattles), singing basic tunes and nursery rhymes that have recurring expressions; narrating all the activities one would be doing with the infant (like ‘Mom is putting you in the pram, we are going for a stroll’). Age- Four to Six Months  [...]

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part I

Tips for Raising a Smart Baby – Part I

Parents are the best edifying tool to a baby and speaking, playing, being heedful to what catches the interest of the baby and employing them to cultivate curiosity would set up the cabling which eventually stimulates brain growth. Although watching educational television programmes is not essentially a dire thing, till the time it is an adjunct rather than a substitute to 1-on-1 contact. Experience has emotional matter and human contact are what is pleasing and significant to an infant and works as adhesive for a baby’s memory, assisting him/her in retaining what they picked up and learnt. Specialists state that the best means of doing this is through reading. However rather than simply reading to the tot, reading along with him/her has greater benefits since it then evolves into a synergistic  [...]

4 Handy Tips for Keeping Babies Safe from Heat-Related Illnesses

4 Handy Tips for Keeping Babies Safe from Heat-Related Illnesses

Irrespective of whether one is an ardent believer in global heating, one has to acknowledge that it has been an extremely scorching summer, particularly in the North-East. Extreme heat could be immensely detrimental and also lethal. Undue heat holds the top slot for weather-associated fatalities in the United States. According to the CDC, babies and kids till 4 years old (also elderly over sixty-five years of age and the unceasingly ill) are at utmost risk of developing heat-associated sicknesses. Due to incomplete development of temperature adaptable systems, lesser sweat glands as compared to grown-ups, infants perspire lesser. Thus, they are incapable of cooling themselves off as efficiently as adults do and hence more prone to developing hypothermia – an unusually elevated body temperature  [...]

Pregnancy Brain – Fallacy or Reality

Pregnancy Brain – Fallacy or Reality

Several expectant moms could relate to those spells of absent-mindedness which are also termed as mommy or pregnancy brain, momnesia or pregnancy amnesia. One only wonders whether latest studies or mothers are right in this matter and how could one tackle nebulous memory during gestational period. Pregnancy Brain does Exist Momnesia is often cited in several pregnancy instruction booklets and citing by many expectant moms. Research also appears to corroborate blurry memory during pregnancy. Rising levels of hormones and new-fangled precedence might expound why momnesia occurs. There is nearly fifteen to forty folds greater estrogen-progesterone presence which marinates the brain during gestational period. Such hormones impact all neuron types in the brain. When a female gives birth, there is  [...]

Halting the Fertility Clock With Latest Methods – Part II

Halting the Fertility Clock With Latest Methods – Part II

Egg freezing option for preserving fertility appears to show better prospects in younger women. Doctors advice woman thirty-five years or lesser must ideally be freezing twelve eggs to have a fifty-fifty chance of a live delivery whereas women in the age group of 36-38 years old would require sixteen eggs iced for optimizing their likelihood of success. This would mean that such females would need to undergo the entire procedure many times in order to stack away adequate eggs. Several specialists anticipate that in future women in their twenties would opt to freeze their eggs as a routine procedure so that procreation would still be possible when they are in their thirties or older. There are several other advantages of egg freezing apart from fertility preservation for individual females.  [...]

Halting the Fertility Clock With Latest Methods – Part I

Halting the Fertility Clock With Latest Methods – Part I

With awareness of steady fertility decline past thirty-five years of age, women either caught up in bustling agendas and no mate in sight; place their trust in fertility preservation techniques. These methods assure extending a female’s child bearing ability way past her innate limits. Physicians not only freeze eggs but also portions of ovarian tissue or the entire ovaries for imminent usage. Several experts have envisioned womb transplantation procedure. The Mighty Freeze Egg freezing has shown immense promise and been obtainable for over twenty years. Scientifically known as ‘oocyte cryopreservation’ –it was solely employed for young females with childbearing prospects endangered due to ailments (generally cancer) or its therapy (chemo, radiation therapy and surgical intervention),  [...]