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2021

Stressed and Distracted, Kids and Their Teachers Say Virtual Learning Isn't Working

Stressed and Distracted, Kids and Their Teachers Say Virtual Learning Isn`t Working TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- For Morgan Compton, 7, who has attended school remotely for nearly a year, the stress of the pandemic manifests itself in meltdowns.On one particular day, Morgan "threw a fit and decided to go upstairs," said her mother, Tracy Compton. Hearing the sound of his daughter's tears, Compton's husband, John, who also works from home, got involved.Meltdowns are familiar to any parent of young children, but when they occur during a school day -- with other young siblings trying to learn through a screen and two parents working remotely -- chaos ensues. "Now we're all yelling, she's crying more, and I'm trying to encourage her to go back into class because now she's missing learning," Tracy Compton said. After 45...

Underarm Lump After COVID Shot Is Likely Lymph Swelling,...

1 March 2021
Underarm Lump After COVID Shot Is Likely Lymph Swelling, Not Breast Cancer, Experts SayMONDAY, March 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- That swollen lymph node under your arm could be a temporary side effect of a COVID-19 shot and not a sign of serious health problems.Radiologists from Massachusetts General Hospital noticed an increase in patients with swollen underarm lymph nodes as they were doing routine mammogram screenings. So they established an approach to help prevent delays in both vaccinations and breast cancer screening.When seen on mammograms, these vaccine-swollen nodes can be mistaken for those enlarged because of cancer. They may even lead to a biopsy."We had started to see more patients in our breast imaging clinic with enlarged lymph nodes on mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. And we noticed they were coming to our clinic after a recent...

High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Could Affect Women's...

25 February 2021
High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Could Affect Women`s Hearts Long TermTHURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy-related high blood pressure can lead to long-term heart risks, new research shows.Compared to those with normal blood pressure during pregnancy, women who developed blood pressure disorders such as preeclampsia and gestational hypertension had significant differences in heart structure and function a decade after giving birth.These differences mainly affect the heart's left ventricle and may increase a woman's risk of heart disease and heart failure later in life, without her being aware of it, according to the University of Pittsburgh study published Feb. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.The findings may help doctors identify women at high risk of long-term heart problems and start preventive treatment, the...

Pandemic Putting Added Strain on Parents of Kids With Cancer

25 February 2021
Pandemic Putting Added Strain on Parents of Kids With CancerTHURSDAY, Feb. 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis for your child is devastating enough, but new research shows the coronavirus pandemic has made the battle even harder for many families."Parents and caregivers of children who have cancer are already under tremendous stress," said study author Kyle Walsh, an associate professor in the department of neurosurgery at Duke University, in Durham, N.C. "And while the pandemic has impacted everyone, the isolation, job losses, reduced wages, school closings and other effects of the pandemic have hit families whose children have cancer especially hard."For the study, Walsh and his colleagues surveyed 360 parents and caregivers of children in treatment or still being monitored for cancer. The survey was conducted between April and...

COVID in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for 'Preemie' Delivery

24 February 2021
COVID in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Odds for `Preemie` Delivery WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- In this pandemic era, moms-to-be understandably worry about the risks COVID-19 might pose to their baby. A new study offers some answers.Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be more likely to have a preterm birth. But they don't have an increased risk of stillbirth or baby death soon after birth, researchers found. "The finding that COVID-19 infection does not increase the risk of stillbirth or baby death is reassuring. However, a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis was linked to a higher risk of preterm birth, and it isn't entirely clear why," study co-author Dr. Christoph Lees said in an Imperial College London news release. He's a professor of obstetrics at the college.The researchers analyzed data from more than 4,000 pregnant women...
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