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August 27, 2015

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August 27, 2015

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Many Parents Unaware of E-Cigarette Dangers to Children

Aug. 25, 2015 — Many parents and guardians who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers they pose to children, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Reducing Pain During Vaccination: New Guideline to Help Manage Pain in Children and Adults

Aug. 24, 2015 — A new guideline aims to ensure that pain during vaccination is minimized in both children and ... read more

Maltreated Children's Brains Show 'Encouraging' Ability to Regulate Emotions

Aug. 20, 2015 — There's a common assumption that children subjected to abuse or trauma will have problematic emotions across the board -- muted responses to positive situations and extreme reactions to negative ... read more

The First Steps of Sun Protection: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

Aug. 20, 2015 — According to new research, some parents are not taking the proper steps to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet ... read more

Anxious? Depressed? Blame It on Your Middle-Management Position

Aug. 18, 2015 — Individuals near the middle of the social hierarchy suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than those at the top or bottom, according to researchers. Nearly twice the number of supervisors and ... read more

Increased Risk of Depression for Mothers Undergoing Fertility Treatment

Aug. 18, 2015 — Women giving birth after undergoing fertility treatment face an increased risk of depression compared to women ending up not having a child following fertility treatment, according to new research. ... read more

Pediatric Training Essential to Improving out-of-Hospital Emergency Care for Children

Aug. 18, 2015 — Researchers conducted a national survey of more than 750 EMS providers to identify airway management, personal anxiety and limited pediatric care proficiency among to top contributors for children in ... read more

Mothers Give More Than They Receive When Family Struck by Major Illness

Aug. 18, 2015 — Mothers provide more support to adult children with a serious health condition than to their other children, according to new research. It’s a situation that can put older mothers in a vulnerable ... read more

Protective Eyewear Reduces Field Hockey Eye Injuries Without Increased Concussion Risk

Aug. 17, 2015 — Nationally mandated protective eyewear results in a greater than three-fold reduced risk of eye and orbital injuries in high school (HS) girls' field hockey players without increasing rates of ... read more

Imaging Study Looks at Brain Effects of Early Adversity, Mental Health Disorders

Aug. 17, 2015 — Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain ... read more

Children of Military Parents, Caregivers at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Aug. 17, 2015 — Children with parents or caregivers currently serving in the military had a higher prevalence of substance use, violence, harassment and weapon-carrying than their nonmilitary peers in a study of ... read more

Even as Two-Year-Olds, Girls Are More Independent, Sociable, Study Suggests

Aug. 17, 2015 — Girls aged two and a half years master most everyday activities better than boys, a new Norwegian study shows. Both Norwegian and international research shows that girls have better language and ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep, a study shows. Although it may be difficult for parents to decipher a real ... read more

Vitamin D in Teens: Don't Overdo It, or Bad Things Might Happen

Aug. 14, 2015 — Dosing obese teens with vitamin D shows no benefits for their heart health or diabetes risk, and could have the unintended consequences of increasing cholesterol and fat-storing triglycerides. These ... read more

Sex Development Disorders Affect Mind as Well as Body

Aug. 13, 2015 — While it may not shock you to learn that children born with disorders of sex development face challenges, researchers have confirmed that these go far beyond the physical. Researchers examine the ... read more

Smoking Ban Linked to Drop in Stillbirths, Newborn Deaths

Aug. 13, 2015 — Stillbirths have dropped by almost 8 percent in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research shows. The number of babies dying shortly after birth has also dropped by almost eight per cent, ... read more

Large Percentage of Youth With HIV May Lack Immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Aug. 13, 2015 — Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella -- even ... read more

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