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April 26, 2015

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Apr. 25, 2015 — More than one-third of babies are tapping on smartphones and tablets even before they learn to walk or talk, and by one year of age, one in seven toddlers is using devices for at least an hour a day, ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies ... read more

Most Americans Say Medical Marijuana Shouldn't Be Used by Kids or in Front of Kids, Legal or Not

Apr. 20, 2015 — Medical marijuana and children don't mix, most Americans say. While nearly two-thirds of people agree that their state should allow medical marijuana for adults, half as many -- just over a ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows. The ... read more

Text Messages a Good Way to Support Mothers With Postpartum Depression

Apr. 17, 2015 — New research explores the feasibility of helping low-income mothers through postpartum depression using text messages. The objective of the study was to evaluate the feasibility of sending supportive ... read more

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Smoking and Mother's Genetics Combine to Increase Likelihood of Twins

Apr. 17, 2015 — African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of ... read more

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child: Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables

Apr. 17, 2015 — A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Breastfeeding May Prevent Postpartum Smoking Relapse

Apr. 16, 2015 — While a large number of women quit or reduce smoking upon pregnancy recognition, many resume smoking postpartum. Previous research has estimated that approximately 70 percent of women who quit ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — While recent reports question whether fish oil supplements support heart health, scientists have found that the fatty acids they contain are vitally important to the developing brain. Neurobiologists ... read more

Journal Writing Can Help Mothers Raising a Child With Autism Manage Stress

Apr. 15, 2015 — Mothers raising a child with autism can manage stress through emotional disclosure in journal writing, an occupational therapy professor reports. These mothers can get burned out because if there is ... read more

One-Third of Women With ADHD Report Being Sexually Abused During Childhood

Apr. 15, 2015 — Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — How can a parent influence a child's relationships to ... read more

Father (and Mother) Knows Best: Healthcare Providers' Responses to Parental Concerns Can Delay Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Apr. 15, 2015 — Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can develop symptoms before 2 years of age and usually can be diagnosed by 3 years of age; early identification of ASD is associated with improved ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — In a small study, researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could contribute to the condition. Autism ... read more

Improving Work Conditions Increases Parents' Time With Their Children

Apr. 13, 2015 — A workplace intervention designed to reduce work-family conflict gave employed parents more time with their children without reducing their work time. "The results show that we can change the ... read more

Study Finds 1. 2 Percent of Preschoolers on Medicaid Use Psychotropic Drugs

Apr. 13, 2015 — 1.2 percent of American preschool children on Medicaid are using psychotropic drugs, including antidepressants, mood stabilizers and medications for attention-deficit disorder. Using 2000-2003 ... read more

Babies Exposed to Narcotic Pain Relievers More Likely to Experience Withdrawal

Apr. 13, 2015 — Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a drug withdrawal syndrome in infants following birth, has historically been associated with illicit drug use among pregnant women. But a study shows that pregnant ... read more

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