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How Does Mothers’ Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Affect Boys and Girls Differently?

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Teens whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy are more likely to have aggression and attention problems—known predictors of later drug use and sexual risk-taking. With a new three-year, $840,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Case Western Reserve University now hope to learn how and when these issues may develop differently in boys and girls—and how best to address behavioral problems caused directly and indirectly by in utero cocaine exposure.

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Loyola Medicine Pediatrician Offers Advice for Parents to Help Keep Children Safe from the Flu

Loyola Medicine pediatrician Bridget Boyd, MD, has some advice for parents on how to help their child fend off the flu and what to do if they do get sick.

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How to Talk to Children About Race

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Karen Tao, assistant professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah, studies how children talk about and understand race. She stresses the importance of starting conversations about diversity early and provides tips on how to engage in those discussions.

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Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Genetic Counselor Available for Interview

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Couples 'Money-Talk' Curriculum, Online Interest in Sex Rises at Christmas, Male Virgins Can Still Get HPV, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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"Yes, Adults, You Can Still ‘Believe’ in Santa!"

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Underactive Thyroid Within Normal Range May Affect Woman’s Ability to Conceive

New research suggests that a slightly underactive thyroid may affect a women’s ability to become pregnant—even when the gland is functioning at the low end of the normal range, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Families Who Argue During the Holidays May Be Less Biased

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Are Parents Doing Enough to Prepare “Substitute” Babysitters Over the Holidays?

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Parents may underestimate the importance of preparing new sitters for common scenarios like injuries or more serious emergencies.







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