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Parenting Bulletin - October 2011 Archives


New study reinforces need for continued infant sleep campaigns to prevent SIDS (10/31/2011)

New research reinforces the need for continued public education programs that encourage parents to place their infants to sleep in the supine (back) position in a safe crib or bassinet, to prevent an estimated 4,600 annual Sudden Unintended Infant Deaths, of which 50 percent are classified as Sudden Death Syndrome. The abstract, ?Retrospective Review of Sleeping Conditions in Infant Deaths in New Mexico,? was presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. ...> Full Article


Study identifies scenarios that precede at-home pool drownings of young children (10/30/2011)

Very young children who live in a home with a swimming pool are at risk of drowning, a leading cause of injury death among toddlers. A study abstract presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston identifies three likely scenarios that precede the drowning of a very young child (ages 1 to 4) in an at-home swimming pool. ...> Full Article


Profanity in TV and video games linked to teen aggression (10/29/2011)

Two-hundred and twenty-three middle school students completed surveys on their aggression, preferred media, time spent viewing media, perceived aggression in their favorite shows and games, beliefs about profanity and profanity use. The results showed a direct link in the viewing of media with high profanity, profanity use and subsequent aggression. ...> Full Article


Babies and toddlers should learn from play, not screens (10/28/2011)

A new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping children under age two as "screen-free" as possible. ...> Full Article


Sledding injuries: a significant cause of hospitalizations, injuries during winter months (10/27/2011)

In new research, 30 percent of children hospitalized following a sledding injury suffered significant head injuries, and 10 percent of these children had a permanent disability. The research, presented Saturday, Oct. 15, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston, supports the need for helmet use and other safety precautions to prevent traumatic sledding injuries. ...> Full Article


Sports-related knee injuries in children have increased dramatically over the past decade (10/26/2011)

Knee injuries in children with tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and meniscus have increased dramatically over the past 12 years, say orthopaedic surgeons from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia who presented their findings today at the American Academy of Pediatrics annual meeting in Boston. ...> Full Article


Sleep disruption for breastfed babies is temporary (10/25/2011)

While breastfed babies initially awaken more during the night for feedings, their sleep patterns -- falling asleep, staying asleep and total sleep time -- stabilize in later infancy and become comparable to non-breastfed babies, according to an abstract presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. ...> Full Article


Musical aptitude relates to reading ability (10/24/2011)

Auditory working memory and attention, for example the ability to hear and then remember instructions while completing a task, are a necessary part of musical ability. But musical ability is also related to verbal memory and literacy in childhood. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Behavioral and Brain Functions shows how auditory working memory and musical aptitude are intrinsically related to reading ability, and provides a biological basis for this link. ...> Full Article


Lower income dads active in their kids' health (10/23/2011)

Lower income, urban dads are involved in their children's health and encourage them to exercise and eat healthy foods. But these same dads may also give their kids the wrong dose of medicine and are uncomfortable handling emergency medical care for them. The study, the first of its kind, is a wakeup call to health care providers to include and educate fathers as key partners in their children's health. ...> Full Article


Low-income dads support breastfeeding (10/23/2011)

Preliminary research suggests that fathers of low-income children support breastfeeding but are unsure how to influence or help their child?s mother (their partner) with breastfeeding, according to new research presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. ...> Full Article


Can breastfeeding reduce pain in preterm infants? (10/22/2011)

Poorly managed pain in the neonatal intensive care unit has serious short- and long-term consequences, causing physiological and behavioral instability in preterm infants and long-term changes in their pain sensitivity, stress arousal systems, and developing brains. In a study published in the November issue of PAINŽ, researchers report that breastfeeding during minor procedures mitigated pain in preterm neonates with mature breastfeeding behaviors. ...> Full Article


In teen drinking it's not who you know, it's who knows who you know (10/22/2011)

Teenage alcohol consumption may be influenced more by a date's friends than his or her own friends, according to Penn State and Ohio State criminologists. ...> Full Article


Incidence of non-fatal pediatric firearm injuries in the US higher than previously estimated (10/22/2011)

From 1999 to 2007, there were 185,950 emergency department visits in the U.S. for firearm injuries in children aged 0 to 19 years. A new abstract presented Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston, provided an overview of these injuries, including a variety of risk factors including age, race, hospital location, and insurance type. ...> Full Article


Teachers, children mistake candy for medicine in study (10/21/2011)

More than one in four kindergarten children, and one in five teachers, had difficulty distinguishing between medicine and candy in new research conducted by two, now seventh-grade students, who presented their findings on Monday, Oct. 17, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston. ...> Full Article


Parents who go online for pediatric health information are open to doctors' website recommendations (10/21/2011)

In the research abstract, ?Internet Usage by Parents Prior to Seeking Care at a Pediatric Emergency Department,? presented Friday, Oct. 14, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Boston, researchers interviewed 262 parents or guardians who brought their child to an urban emergency department about whether they used the Internet as a resource for medical information about their child?s illness or injury before making the decision to visit the emergency department. ...> Full Article


Do US men value fatherhood over their careers? (10/20/2011)

A new national study found that cultural and identity factors were more important than economic ones when considering men's feelings on fatherhood. ...> Full Article


Low birthweight infants five times more likely to have autism (10/20/2011)

Autism researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing have found a link between low birthweight and children diagnosed with autism, reporting premature infants are five times more likely to have autism than children born at normal weight. ...> Full Article


Children, not chimps, choose collaboration (10/19/2011)

When all else is equal, human children prefer to work together in solving a problem rather than on their own. Chimpanzees, on the other hand, show no such preference. That's according to a study of 3-year-old German kindergarteners and semi-free-ranging chimpanzees reported online on Oct. 13 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. ...> Full Article


Does a bigger brain make for a smarter child in babies born prematurely? (10/18/2011)

New research suggests the growth rate of the brain's cerebral cortex in babies born prematurely may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later in childhood. The research is published in the Oct. 12, 2011, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The cerebral cortex is the outer layer of the brain covering the cerebrum, and is responsible for cognitive functions, such as language, memory, attention and thought. ...> Full Article


Folic acid in early pregnancy associated with reduced risk of severe language delay in children (10/17/2011)

Use of folic acid supplements by women in Norway in the period four weeks before to eight weeks after conception was associated with a reduced risk of the child having severe language delay at age three years, according to a study in the Oct. 12 issue of JAMA. ...> Full Article


More intersections mean less outdoor activity for children (10/16/2011)

High intersection density and well-connected streets in towns and cities may discourage children from being active and exercising outdoors, according to a Queen's University study ...> Full Article


Human development experts recommend tuning in to family, not devices (10/15/2011)

Human development experts recommend tuning in to family, not devicesUniversity of Missouri human development specialists say powering down digital devices is a vital step in maintaining family relationships and health. ...> Full Article


Babies show sense of fairness, altruism as early as 15 months (10/13/2011)

A new study presents the first evidence that a basic sense of fairness and altruism appears in infancy. Babies as young as 15 months perceived the difference between equal and unequal distribution of food, and their awareness of equal rations was linked to their willingness to share a toy. ...> Full Article


Children find human-made objects more likely to be owned than natural objects (10/12/2011)

Children find human-made objects more likely to be owned than natural objectsChildren as young as three are likely to say that things made by humans have owners, but that natural objects, such as pine cones and sea shells, are not owned, according to a new study published by the American Psychological Association. ...> Full Article


How chronic stress short-circuits parenting (10/11/2011)

How chronic stress short-circuits parentingParents under long-term stress often find it challenging to tap into the patience, responsiveness, and energy required for effective child rearing. Now research from a University of Rochester team helps to explain why chronic stress and parenting are such a toxic mix. The study finds that ongoing strains, like poverty or depression, disrupt the body's natural stress response, making mothers more likely to engage in a host of problematic parenting behaviors. ...> Full Article


New study shows inflammatory food toxins found in high levels in infants (10/10/2011)

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found high levels of food toxins called Advanced Glycation End products in infants. Excessive food AGEs, through both maternal blood transmission and baby formula, could together significantly increase childrens' risk for diseases such as diabetes from a very young age. ...> Full Article


Overweight or obese kids at almost 3 times greater risk of high blood pressure (10/9/2011)

Overweight or obese children are at three times greater risk for high blood pressure than children of normal weight, according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine. ...> Full Article


Examining motherly fears (10/8/2011)

Neighborhood poverty is likely to make a mother more fearful about letting her children play outdoors, according to a new study by sociologists at Rice University and Stanford University. ...> Full Article


Woman with a higher social standing and educational attainment breastfeed for longer (10/7/2011)

New research analyzes maternal breastfeeding in Spain throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Experts believe that its development is associated with socio-demographic factors such as the advice of health-care professionals, longer maternity leave, a woman's integration into the workplace and her level of education. ...> Full Article


'Sexting' driven by peer pressure (10/6/2011)

Both young men and women experience peer pressure to share sexual images via the new phenomenon of "sexting," preliminary findings from a University of Melbourne study has found. ...> Full Article


Mothers are the most responsible in transferring of sexist attitudes (10/5/2011)

Mothers are the most responsible in transferring of sexist attitudesA study at the University of the Basque Country reveals a link between the sexist attitudes of mothers and that of her sons and daughters. Published this month in the magazine Psicothema, the results also link gender and the family's socio-economic and cultural level to sexism. ...> Full Article


Early to bed and early to rise -- study suggests it's keeping kids leaner (10/4/2011)

Researchers recording the bedtimes and wake times of 2,200 Australian youths found that the night owls were 1.5 times more likely to become obese than the early birds, twice as likely to be physically inactive and 2.9 times more likely to sit in front of the TV and computer or play video games for more hours than guidelines recommend. ...> Full Article


Pregnant women who exercise protect their offspring against long-term neurodegenerative diseases (10/2/2011)

If you are pregnant, here's another reason to work out: you will reduce the chances of your baby developing neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, later in life. A new report published online in the FASEB Journal shows that mice bred to develop a neurodegenerative disease equivalent to Alzheimer's disease showed fewer signs of the disease and greater brain plasticity later in life when their mothers exercised regularly than those whose mothers did not. ...> Full Article


Long-term effectiveness of new family planning method shown in study (10/1/2011)

Long-term effectiveness of new family planning method shown in studyA new study finds that a simple-to-use, fertility-awareness based method of family planning developed by researchers from the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University Medical Center so effectively meets the needs of users that they continue to rely on it for years. ...> Full Article


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