• Top of the Morning: Rare Brain Condition Prevents Infant from Crying

    A random occurrence, it affects one in every 100,000 births
  • 1. Why this baby can’t cry

    Tate was born in Australia at 35 weeks, not breathing or crying due to Miller-Dieker Lissencephaly Syndrome, a rare disorder where the brain is smooth like an egg instead of being covered in cauliflower-like rivets like a normal brain should. It affects one in every 100,000 births. In most cases, the cause is unknown and occurs randomly "during the formation of reproductive cells or in early fetal development," according to Wikipedia. Doctors and Tate's mom Yasmin Hurley are waiting and hoping for good news, and just want him to cry. (dailytelegraph.com.au)



    2. Children who watch too much TV at risk for high blood
    Kids ages two to 10 who spend too much time staring at screens — watching TV or using the computer way more than the allowable two hours daily — are 30 percent more likely to have high blood pressure than those who did not, moreso if these kids lack physical activity, in which case the risk rises to 50 percent more. The new findings were published in the International Journal of Cardiology. (telegraph.co.uk)


    3. First Frozen Fever trailer debuts
    If you’re almost over your Frozen hangover or simply need your daily dose of Olaf, count on Disney to deliver. Check out the first trailer for Frozen Fever! The short film premieres before the full-length, live-action Disney movie Cinderella, which stars Lily James, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham Carter, is shown on March 14. (huffingtonpost.com)


    4. First Look: Jem and The Holograms movie!
    Our first glimpse of the upcoming movie based on the '90s show of the same name, Jem and the Holograms, is here. The photo shows stars Aubrey Peeples as Jem, Hayley Kiyoko as Aja, and Stefanie Scoot as Kimber (Jem’s little sis) rocking onstage! The movie will hit theaters in October this year. (huffingtonpost.com)


    5. Mattel debuts Filipina Barbie

    Mutya Barbie

    Toy company Mattel is including a Filipina Barbie doll in its new, limited-edition Global Glamour collection. Filipino designer Carlyle Nuera designed the doll named Mutya, who is wearing a terno with embroidered designs inspired by the national flower, the sampaguita. This is the third time that Mattel will produce a Filipino Barbie doll, and only 4,400 pieces will be made. (inquirer.net)

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