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Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school (12/15/2014)

It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children's performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face. ...> Full Article


Mutant protein takes babies' breath away (12/4/2014)

Researchers had never shown exactly how cells in the brain stem detect carbon dioxide and regulate breathing in humans. After taking a mutation from a two-month-old baby and expressing it in human astrocytes, they did exactly that -- and the research may lead to an early warning system to save premature infants with breathing trouble. ...> Full Article


Mindfulness techniques can help protect pregnant women against depression (11/30/2014)

Pregnant women with histories of major depression are about 40 percent less likely to relapse into depression if they practice mindfulness techniques -- such as meditation, breathing exercises and yoga -- along with cognitive therapy, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. ...> Full Article


Study adds to understanding of how phthalate exposure impacts pregnancy (11/29/2014)

In recent years, scientists have linked chemicals known as phthalates with complications of pregnancy and fetal development. ...> Full Article


Self-inflation harms kids' relationships at school (11/25/2014)

'I am the smartest kid in class.' We all want our kids to be self-confident, but unrealistic perceptions of their academic abilities can be harmful. These unrealistic views, a new study of eighth-graders finds, damage the a child's relationship with others in the classroom: The more one student feels unrealistically superior to another, the less the two students like each other. ...> Full Article


Timing of epidural is up to the mother (10/14/2014)

When a woman is in labor, the appropriate time to give an epidural during childbirth is when she asks for it, a new study suggests. Published in The Cochrane Library, the systematic review compared early and late epidurals during labor and found that they had very similar effects. ...> Full Article


Halving the risk of preterm birth for some twin pregnancies (9/14/2014)

International research involving the University of Adelaide has found that the risk of preterm birth could be halved for a specific group of 'super high-risk' twin pregnancies. ...> Full Article


Correct seat belt use saves children's lives (8/13/2014)

9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars. Correct use of safety equipment will save more lives, according to a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. ...> Full Article


National network to evaluate fatherhood programs (6/14/2014)

To evaluate fatherhood programs and learn how to best serve low-income fathers, Temple University, in collaboration with the Center for Policy Research, has launched the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network. ...> Full Article


Can dogs help kids lose weight? (5/24/2014)

The fight against childhood obesity may have new allies: pets and veterinarians. ...> Full Article


Nature and nurture: Baby's development is affected by genes and conditions in the womb (4/30/2014)

A recent study led by A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences found that genetics as well as the environment in the womb play important roles in the development of the baby. The effort by the international team of scientists and clinicians is the world's first attempt to discover how genetic and environmental factors affect the human epigenome . The results have fundamental implications for how epigenetic studies will be conducted in the future. ...> Full Article


When mothers are active so are their children -- but many mothers are not (3/31/2014)

A study of physical activity patterns of women and their four-year-olds reveals a strong association between the two. It also shows that only 53 percent of mothers achieved the recommended guideline for moderate-to-vigorous activity. Taken together, these results provide valuable pointers for policy makers. ...> Full Article


Study ties father's age to higher rates of psychiatric, academic problems in kids (3/2/2014)

Study ties father's age to higher rates of psychiatric, academic problems in kidsAn Indiana University study with the Karolinska Institute found that advancing paternal age can lead to higher rates of psychiatric and academic problems in offspring than previously estimated. Compared to a children born to a 24-year-old father, children born to a 45-year-old father are 3.5 times more likely to have autism, 13 times more likely to have ADHD, twice as likely to have psychotic disorders and 25 times more likely to have bipolar disorder. ...> Full Article


How peers influence teens' interest in studying math and science (10/2/2013)

How peers influence teens' interest in studying math and scienceDasgupta recently received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to identify solutions to this problem. Women and minorities represent untapped human capital that could enhance the STEM workforce because together, they comprise more than 50 percent of the American population, she adds. ...> Full Article


Children referred for chest pain rarely have cardiac disease (9/17/2013)

Employing a unique quality improvement methodology, called Standardized Clinical Assessment and Management Plans, physicians have demonstrated that chest pain in children, rarely caused by heart disease, can be effectively evaluated in the ambulatory setting using minimal resources, even across a diverse patient population. ...> Full Article


Cry analyzer seeks clues to babies' health (7/22/2013)

Cry analyzer seeks clues to babies' healthResearchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital have developed a new tool that analyzes the cries of babies, searching for clues to potential health or developmental problems. Slight variations in cries, mostly imperceptible to the human ear, can be a "window into the brain" that could allow for early intervention. ...> Full Article


Poor eating behaviors may put preschoolers at risk for later health problems (6/26/2013)

How kids eat their food may turn out to be just as important as what they eat, according to a new study out of St. Michael's Hospital. ...> Full Article


Iodine in bread not enough for pregnant women (6/23/2013)

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodized salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children. ...> 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

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