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May 29, 2017

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May 29, 2017

Too Much Stress for the Mother Affects the Baby Through Amniotic Fluid

May 29, 2017 — If the mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an interdisciplinary team of researchers. ... read more

Parent Training on ADHD Using Volunteers Can Help Meet Growing Treatment Needs

May 24, 2017 — Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new ... read more

Pediatricians Can Play a Pivotal Role in Reducing Pediatric Firearm-Related Injuries

May 23, 2017 — While firearms are present in 18 percent to 64 percent of US homes, almost 40 percent of parents erroneously believe that their children are unaware where weapons are stored, and 22 percent of ... read more

Parents With Bipolar Benefit from Self-Help Tool

May 17, 2017 — Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child ... read more

Children in Head Start Who Miss More Preschool Show Fewer Academic Gains

May 16, 2017 — A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10 percent or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers ... read more

May 12, 2017 — A $2.2 million, first-of-its kind randomized study found no differences between kids with asthma who received standard care based on National Institutes of Health guidelines compared with kids whose ... read more

Pet Dogs Help Kids Feel Less Stressed

May 10, 2017 — Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they're stressed, according to a study by researchers, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for ... read more

ADHD Medication Associated With Reduced Risk for Motor Vehicle Crashes

May 10, 2017 — In a study of more than 2.3 million patients in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rates of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) were lower when they had received their ... read more

Dread of Roses: Neurobehavioral Effects Found in Children Exposed to Flower Pesticides

May 10, 2017 — Researchers have found altered short-term neurological behaviors in children associated with a peak pesticide spraying season linked to the Mother's Day flower harvest. This study examined ... read more

May 10, 2017 — Researchers have conducted a new study that explores the attitudes and concerns of both parents and children who play with internet-connected toys. Through a series of in-depth interviews and ... read more

How Focusing on Parent-Child Relationships Can Prevent Child Maltreatment

May 10, 2017 — In order to help children facing maltreatment, the relationship between the parent and child is key, argues an ... read more

Dad's Involvement With Baby Early on Associated With Boost in Mental Development

May 9, 2017 — Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive ... read more

Spare the Praise -- Spoil the Child

May 6, 2017 — "Praising a child is a simple act. Improved behaviour and wellbeing can result simply from ensuring that a child's positive actions are rewarded with praise and parents are seen to be ... read more

Surprise Communication Found Between Brain Regions Involved in Infant Motor Control

May 4, 2017 — A new connection between two regions of the brain has been discovered that may help explain how motor skills develop. Working with infant rats, the scientists found that the hippocampus and the red ... read more

May 4, 2017 — Fattened up on bites of potatoes, yucca and chicken starting at 4 months, some of the babies wearing sporty clothes and frilly dresses are rolly-polly chubby. As striking as their sizable girth are ... read more

Alternative Treatment Approach for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome May Shorten Hospital Stay

May 4, 2017 — New research suggests a revamped, 'common sense' approach to treating newborns suffering opioid withdrawal -- gauging whether the baby can eat, sleep and be consoled within 10 minutes ... read more

Exposure to Racism Harms Children's Health

May 4, 2017 — New research illustrates the unhealthy effects racism can have on children, with reported exposure to discrimination tied to higher rates of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety ... read more

Youth Most at Risk for Violence or Mental Health Issues Have Increased Access to Guns

May 4, 2017 — New research found adolescents who reported greatest access to guns -- either in their own home or a friend's - also were among those with higher risk for violent behavior. Researchers ... read more

Reading With Children Starting in Infancy Gives Lasting Literacy Boost

May 4, 2017 — New research shows that reading books with a child beginning in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of elementary ... read more

Handheld Screen Time Linked With Speech Delays in Young Children

May 4, 2017 — As the number of smart phones, tablets, electronic games and other handheld screens in US homes continues to grow, some children begin using these devices before beginning to talk. New research ... read more

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