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October 7, 2015

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October 7, 2015

How Dominant Parents Affect Kids' Self-Worth

Oct. 6, 2015 — Children's self-esteem is linked to the behavior of who is considered the most powerful parent within the household, new research ... read more

Teens With Bulimia Recover Faster When Parents Are Included in Treatment

Sep. 18, 2015 — Involving parents in the treatment of adolescents with bulimia nervosa is more effective than treating the patient individually, according to a new ... read more

Maternal Chronic Stress Linked to More Dental Cavities in Children

Sep. 18, 2015 — Chronic maternal stress, when measured by biological markers, has been found for the first time to be associated with a higher prevalence of cavities among children, according to a study. Chronic ... read more

If Mom or Dad Is a Smoker, Their Teenager Is More Likely to Be a Smoker Too

Sep. 18, 2015 — The more a parent smokes, the more their teenage son or daughter will also smoke. Teenagers are much more likely to smoke and be dependent on nicotine if a parent is dependent on nicotine, especially ... read more

Grieving Before Conception May Be a Risk Factor for Infant Mortality

Sep. 17, 2015 — An elevated infant death rate may be linked to mourning experienced by women in the months before they become pregnant, reports a new ... read more

No Long Term Effects of Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Sep. 16, 2015 — The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioral effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, ... read more

Are Early Childhood Educators Undervalued?

Sep. 15, 2015 — No one is looking at how we perceive and value those who provide the education and care to young children, a researcher proclaims, and she wants that to change. In a new paper, she writes that ... read more

Scan May Identify Best Candidates for Fetal Spina Bifida Surgery

Sep. 15, 2015 — Fetuses with enlarged ventricles -- the fluid-filled cavities inside the brain -- may be less likely than their counterparts to benefit from surgery in the womb to treat spina bifida, according to a ... read more

Treatment Protocol Improves Outcomes for Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new protocol to treat babies born in withdrawal from drugs can be used widely to improve outcomes for these babies. The protocol reduces length of stay and the duration of treatment with opioids ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Have you ever touched someone else and wondered why his or her skin felt so incredibly soft? Well, now researchers present evidence that this experience may often be an ... read more

Stress Main Cause of Smoking After Childbirth

Sep. 9, 2015 — Mothers who quit smoking in pregnancy are more likely to light up again after their baby is born if they feel stressed. Researchers studied more than 1,000 new mothers and found that the stress of ... read more

Rise in Disability Benefits for Children With Mental Disorders Consistent With Population Trends

Sep. 9, 2015 — The percentage of poor children who received federal disability benefits for at least one of 10 major mental disorders increased from 1.88 percent in 2004 to 2.09 percent in 2013, and such growth is ... read more

Does Our Mental Health as Teenagers Determine Our Entry Into Parenthood? Yes, and No.

Sep. 9, 2015 — The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person’s mental health at 16 influences whether or not he or she becomes ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — Body maps, which show how certain parts of the brain correspond to the body's topography, have been studied extensively in adult humans and other primates. But now American researchers are among ... read more

Children Overcoming Adversity

Sep. 8, 2015 — A set of four new studies suggest, contrary to prior belief, children in difficult situations need to do more than dream of a happier and successful future self: They need a strategy for becoming ... read more

Back to School and Back to Sleep

Sep. 3, 2015 — Poor sleep might explain how stress impacts health in kids, a new study suggests. Researchers found that getting a good night's sleep might buffer the impact of stress on kids' cortisol ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new explanation for severe early infant epilepsy. Mutations in the gene encoding the protein KCC2 can cause the disease, hereby confirming an earlier ... read more

Language Acquisition: From Sounds to the Meaning

Sep. 2, 2015 — Without understanding the 'referential function' of language (words as 'verbal labels', symbolizing other things) it is impossible to learn a language. Is this implicit knowledge ... read more

Sep. 1, 2015 — A new study links being born premature with low wages. Researchers have identified a link between being born preterm and decreased intelligence, reading and in particular mathematical ability and ... read more

Helping Toddlers Understand Emotion Key to Development

Sep. 1, 2015 — The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds an American study. Toddlers with higher risk, specifically those with more ... read more

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