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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?

Feb. 24, 2017 — The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most ... read more

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

Family Focused Interventions for at Risk Children and Youth

Feb. 21, 2017 — Experts discuss how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as ... read more

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children With Fragile X Syndrome

Feb. 14, 2017 — A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the ... read more

Do Children Inherit Drug Protection from Parents Exposed to Nicotine or Drugs?

Feb. 14, 2017 — A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, ... read more

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Feb. 13, 2017 — Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ ... read more

Studies Uncover Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 10, 2017 — Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from ... read more

Brain Stem Volume Linked to Aggression in Autism

Feb. 9, 2017 — New research from autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective ... read more

America's Youngest Children Most Likely to Live in Poor Economic Conditions

Feb. 8, 2017 — Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty. Latest data show that while 30 percent of adults have low incomes, more than 40 percent of all children live in low-income ... read more

Naps May Help Preschoolers Learn, Study Finds

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers studied verb learning in 3-year-olds, finding that those who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours ... read more

Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes, a new study of 1,482 students in Maryland has ... read more

One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers

Feb. 8, 2017 — Infants and toddlers from low-income families who attended a high-quality center-based early education program did better in language and social skills after only one year than children who do not ... read more

Winning the War: How to Persuade Children to Eat More Veggies

Feb. 6, 2017 — An associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health offers parents research-based advice for appealing to children's emotional and behavioral appetites to help them eat the ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others' personalities, indicates a new ... read more

Overnights at Dad's Home Benefit Divorced Mothers, Fathers and Their Babies

Feb. 2, 2017 — When children are infants and toddlers, some parents and some prominent psychologists worry that frequent overnights at the father's home might disturb the relationship with mother. But new ... read more

Researchers Outline New Policies for Earlier Detection of Autism in Children

Feb. 2, 2017 — The earlier that autism is diagnosed and treated in children, the better outcomes they will experience for future relationships and careers. However, most children aren't detected and diagnosed ... read more

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