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November 28, 2015

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November 28, 2015

Willingness to Adopt Children With Special Needs the Focus of Recent Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new study has focused on the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents in Canada. The study examined the preferences and attitudes of 5,830 AdoptOntario online registrants between ... read more

Mother's Age at Birth May Influence Symptoms of Depression in Daughters

Nov. 17, 2015 — The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — More than three fourths of both teens and adults say e-cigarettes should be restricted in public spaces, come with health warnings and be taxed like conventional ... read more

Child Abuse Rises in Connection With Soldiers' Deployments

Nov. 13, 2015 — Children under age two may be at heightened risk for abuse and neglect during the six months immediately following a parent's return from deployment in the US Army, and the risk may rise among ... read more

Lead Exposure Impacts Children's Sleep

Nov. 12, 2015 — Lead exposure in early childhood are associated with increased risk for sleep problems and excessive daytime sleepiness in later childhood, new research shows. This is the first longitudinal, ... read more

Death of a Parent in Childhood Associated With Increased Suicide Risk

Nov. 11, 2015 — The death of a parent in childhood was associated with a long-term risk of suicide in a study of children from three Scandinavian countries who were followed for up to 40 years, according to an ... read more

Parents of First-Born Sons and Only-Child Daughters Give More, Study Finds

Nov. 10, 2015 — Parents' charitable giving is affected by the sex of their first child, according to a new report. The study provides the first evidence that the sex of the first-born child influences the ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Children from religious families are less likely to share with others than were children from non-religious families, a new study suggests. A religious upbringing is also associated with more ... read more

Stressed Parent? New Research Shows Your Children May Be Twice as Likely to Have Obesity

Nov. 4, 2015 — Prior research has shown that stress is associated with obesity in adults, and now for the first time, research suggests Latino parents who feel high levels of stress are twice as likely to have ... read more

New Study Uncovers Attitudes of African-American Children Toward Overweight Peers

Nov. 2, 2015 — African-American girls show more empathy and are more accepting of overweight peers who can be victims of bullying, new research ... read more

Divorce Rate Doesn't Go Up as Families of Children With Disabilities Grow

Oct. 30, 2015 — Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Tending to their children's needs is a tireless task that knows no schedules or time limits, but mothers dutifully do it for their family and society. But where does mom draw her strength during ... read more

Computer-Based Modeling Improves Outcomes for Infants in Drug Withdrawal

Oct. 29, 2015 — Computer-based modeling is helping to further reduce length of hospital stay and duration of treatment with opioids that are used therapeutically to wean babies born in withdrawal from drugs their ... read more

New Study Compares Mothers, Fathers Who Kill Their Children

Oct. 28, 2015 — A recognized expert on homicide and a longtime member of Canada's first Domestic Violence Death Review Committee has conducted one of the most extensive reviews of filicide (the killing of a ... read more

Singing Calms Baby Longer Than Talking

Oct. 28, 2015 — In a new study, infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, which they didn't even know, as they did when listening to ... read more

UK Children Play Instruments as Part of Family Tradition, Not to Boost Social Status

Oct. 27, 2015 — British parents encourage their children to play musical instruments as part of a family tradition and not to boost their social status as Americans do, research ... read more

New Growth Charts Developed for US Children With Down Syndrome

Oct. 27, 2015 — Pediatric researchers have developed the first set of growth charts for US children with Down syndrome since 1988. These new charts provide an important tool for pediatricians to evaluate growth ... read more

Limited Use of General Anesthesia With an Infant Does Not Cause Developmental Problems for the Child, Study Shows

Oct. 26, 2015 — Limited use of general anesthesia with an infant does not cause developmental problems for the child, an international team of researchers is reporting. The study is the largest of its kind and the ... read more

General Anesthesia Safe for Infants, Does Not Impair Neurological Development, Study Finds

Oct. 26, 2015 — Although the medical community has raised concerns about the safety of anesthesia on the developing brains of young children, new research found brief exposure to general anesthesia during infancy ... read more

Shaken Baby Prevention Effort Reduces Crying-Related Calls to Nurse Advice Line

Oct. 26, 2015 — An evaluation of a statewide shaken baby prevention effort found that the number of calls to a nurse advice line from North Carolina parents who called because of a crying baby were reduced in the ... read more

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