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Airline Quality Rating Researcher to Give Holiday Travel Forecast

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Dean Headley, Airline Quality Rating co-author from Wichita State University, will announce this year's holiday forecast for air travelers at 11 a.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 10. Find out how you can participate in the virtual news conference.

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Exposure to Phthalates Could Be Linked to Pregnancy Loss

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A new study of more than 300 women suggests that exposure to certain phthalates — substances commonly used in food packaging, personal-care and other everyday products — could be associated with miscarriage, mostly between 5 and 13 weeks of pregnancy.

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A Healthy Family Starts At Home And It Starts With You

The American Heart Association wants families to feel they can, and are fully equipped to, make healthy choices in the home and within their everyday activities – without throwing schedules completely off or leaving wallets empty.

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Parents’ Views on Justice Affect Babies’ Moral Development

Babies’ neural responses to morally charged scenarios are influenced by their parents’ attitudes toward justice, new research from the University of Chicago shows.

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#PCOS Research Offers Hope for #Infertility @UofUHealthCare expert available

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Many Parents Unaware of E-Cigarette Dangers to Children​

Many parents and guardians who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers they pose to children, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Medical Terms Lead to Divide Between Parents and Doctors

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Few things are more stressful than dealing with a sick child. From discussing treatment with a pediatrician to complying with day care policies, a parent must consider many factors when making a decision about their child’s health. Now, a recent study from the University of Missouri and the University of Michigan is shedding light on the significant divide that can exist between patients and physicians about the same terminology—especially when it comes to discussing “pink eye,” a particular flashpoint in childcare.

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Study Explores How Nations’ Policies Affect Mothers’ Ability to Balance Work-Family Life

When it comes to supporting working mothers, the United States’ work-family welfare policies leave much to be desired, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries.

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Study Suggests Same-Sex Couples Face More Obstacles to Infertility Treatment Than Opposite-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples encounter more obstacles to treatment for infertility than opposite-sex couples, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Want A Better Relationship And A Better Sex Life? Men Should Take More Child Care Responsibilities, Study Finds

If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to new research by Georgia State University sociologists.

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Couples That Split Childcare Duties Have Higher Quality Relationships and Sex Lives

Heterosexual couples that split childcare duties have higher quality relationships and sex lives than those who don’t, according to new research.

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Study Shows TV’s Subliminal Influence on Women’s Perception of Pregnancy and Birth

In an era where popular culture is increasingly recognized for its impact on lay understanding of health and medicine, few scholars have looked at television’s powerful role in the creation of patient expectations, especially regarding pregnancy and birth.

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The First Steps of Sun Protection: How to Keep Your Baby Safe

According to new research presented at the American Academy of Dermatology’s 2015 Summer Academy Meeting in New York, some parents are not taking the proper steps to protect their infants from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.

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Mothers Give More Than They Receive When Family Struck by Major Illness

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Mothers provide more support to adult children with a serious health condition than to their other children, according to new research from Iowa State University. It’s a situation that can put older mothers in a vulnerable position.

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Lice in at Least 25 States Show Resistance to Common Treatments

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The start of the school year means new classes, new friends, homework and sports. It also brings the threat of head lice. Scientists report today that lice populations in at least 25 states have developed resistance to over-the-counter treatments still widely recommended by doctors and schools. The researchers are presenting their work today at the 250th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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Parents and Kids: Managing the Anxieties and Emotions of Back to School

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Dr. Marcy’s focus is on the emotional aspects of the new school year — the stress it causes for kids and parents. She has a model called The Six Rs of Returning to School: Rest, Routine, Responsibility, Reassure, Resist and Role Modeling. She talks about how to help children with the sudden overwhelm of transitioning from summer fun and later nights to resuming long days in the classroom and doing nightly homework. She is also an expert on kids’ socialization issues, like bullying (how parents should manage if their kid is the victim or if their kid is the bully), dealing with new teachers, adjusting to a new school.

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Combination Vaccine Could Reduce Number of Shots for Infants

In a phase III trial reported in the August 2015 issue of Pediatrics, the new combination vaccine was determined to be effective, safe and well-tolerated.

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Stepchildren Who View Former Stepparents as ‘Family’ Maintain Relationships Following Divorce

Researchers found stepchildren’s views of former stepparents depended on emotional reactions to the divorce, patterns of support or resource exchanges, and parental encouragement or discouragement to continue step-relationships. Whether stepchildren maintained relationships with their former stepparents largely depended on whether stepchildren viewed their former stepparents as family, the researchers found.