Three genetic mutations seen in individuals with KCNMA1-linked channelopathy successfully mirrored in mice

In a new study from a University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researcher, Andrea Meredith, PhD, Professor of Physiology and her collaborators. The disorder – KCNMA1-linked channelopathy, named after the affected gene – is associated with involuntary collapse, in which patients slump due to loss of posture and muscle tone. While these episodes are … Read more

Polio virus detected in New York City wastewater

Less than a month after New York City’s first case of polio in nearly a decade, researchers in New York discovered the presence of the polio virus in wastewater samples. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com Polio case identified in New York On July 21, 2022, a resident of Rockland County, New York, tested positive for the … Read more

Gene mutations of patients with debilitating seizures and movement disorders made in mice

Newswise – Three genetic changes linked to a rare seizure and a movement disorder found primarily in children were successfully mirrored in mice and their symptoms treated, in a new study by a University of Maryland School of Medicine researcher ( UMSOM), Andrea Meredith, PhD, Professor of Physiology and her staff. The disorder – KCNMA1-linked … Read more

7 ways to break smartphone addiction in children

In today’s digital age, it can be quite difficult for parents to keep their kids away from a screen. The proximity of digital technology is growing daily. Every home now has two to three smart devices. The online world is extremely addictive and can negatively impact a child’s overall development. (Also Read: 7 Steps to … Read more

Couple Using Book To Keep Kids Safe In Class

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) – A married couple tries to make sure children know how to protect themselves at an early age by giving them the building blocks to survive a deadly event. Natalie and Steve Leslie wrote the ABC of Surviving School Violence. Their goal is to tell children that they can stand up in … Read more

Premature birth associated with a higher rate of ADHD, as reported by teachers

Newswise – Among children born at term (37-41 weeks), children born before 39 weeks are more likely to have symptoms related to ADHD (ADHD), according to a study from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. ADHD, which affects more than 10 percent of U.S. school-age children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, … Read more

Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater samples, health officials say

CNN — Poliovirus has been detected in wastewater samples in New York City, suggesting likely local circulation of the virus, according to state and local health officials. “We are dealing with a trifecta. Covid is still plenty. Polio, we have detected polio in our sewer. And we’re still dealing with the monkeypox crisis,” New York … Read more

‘Hello Mom’: Scammers Targeting Parents by Impersonating Kids in Need of Help

Scammers are posing as children in need of financial assistance as part of a new messaging scam targeting parents, authorities warn. Most important points: The scammers make up emergencies to encourage payment, such as needing a new phone or paying an urgent bill Detectives have identified at least 25 victims of the scam this year … Read more

Rural Iowa Public Library Faces Calls to Ban LGBTQ Books

A battle is raging in rural Iowa over some LGBTQ books that some people find inappropriate. Attempts to ban books are a story that is spreading across the country. But here in Logan Iowa, a local author takes center stage. The complaint filed with the city library board feels personal to some. Kailee Coleman wanted … Read more

Nickelodeon Star Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir Ain’t a Juicy Child Star Tell-All. It’s better.

On August 9, the day her much-hyped memoir was released, Jennette McCurdy took part in a question-and-answer session in Brooklyn, NY. Much of the crowd was there for one purpose: they loved the actress turned author of Nickelodeon shows iCarly and Sam and cat, both of which aired nearly a decade ago or more now. … Read more