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Educating Parents on Talking to Children About Sex Promotes Communication About Sexual Health Among Them

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Based in Puerto Rico, The Cuídalos project proved the usefulness of a web-based educational module, which aimed to promote communication between parents and their adolescent children on topics related to their sexuality so that they can make good decisions.

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Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent’s Gene Over the Other’s

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It has long been thought that each copy of our DNA instructions - one inherited from mom and one from dad - is treated the same. A new study from scientists at the University of Utah School of Medicine shows that it is not uncommon for cells in the brain to preferentially activate one copy over the other. The finding breaks basic tenants of classic genetics and suggests new ways in which genetic mutations might cause brain disorders.

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Penn Study Finds Sons of Cocaine-Using Fathers Have Profound Memory Impairments

Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry by a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Researchers Reverse High Blood Pressure in Offspring of Hypertensive Rats

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University of Iowa researchers have demonstrated how harmful health complications passed from mother rats to their offspring can be reversed. The tests may point the way toward preventing the transfer of certain health conditions from human mothers to their children.

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NIH Awards $3 Million to Shaw Center for Children and Families

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Researchers at the University of Notre Dame will use the $3 million grant to study the relationships between parents and infants, the first study of its kind that will include fathers as well as mothers as participants.

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Measuring the Effectiveness of School Choice Policies

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Listeria May Be Serious Miscarriage Threat Early in Pregnancy

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Listeria, a common food-borne bacterium, may pose a greater risk of miscarriage in the early stages of pregnancy than appreciated, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine studying how pathogens affect fetal development and change the outcome of pregnancy.

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Helping Parents Understand BMI May Lead to Positive Changes in Childhood Obesity

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Getting children to move more is a team effort. A new study, published in Childhood Obesity, found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening.

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Zika May Cause Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue in Babies Carried to Term

Johns Hopkins researchers say that in early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta – intended to protect the developing fetus – and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and to babies born with thin brain tissue and inflammation in brain cells.

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Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes with Children, Survey Finds

Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health finds.

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Poll: Only a Third of Parents Think They Are Doing a Good Job Helping Kids Be Healthy Eaters

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If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it’s easier said than done, you’re not alone.

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Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children with Fragile X Syndrome

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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 children's development, even mitigating declines often reported in middle childhood.

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Old Into New: Geneticists Track the Evolution of Parenting

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University of Georgia researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ brain.

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Everlasting Love? Marriage and Family Therapy Expert Offers Tips for Building Long-Lasting Relationships

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Teens in Poorest Families Go Hungry More Than Younger Kids

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In very poor families, teenagers are going hungry twice as often as their younger siblings, a study finds.

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Ohio State Study: Baby's Sex Plays a Role in Pregnant Woman's Immunity

Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they’re pregnant with a boy or girl. Now evidence, published by Ohio State University researchers shows the sex of a baby is associated with pregnant women’s immune responses.

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Using a Printed 3-D Model as a Guide, Cardiologist Creates a Modified Stent to Repair a Toddler’s Pulmonary Artery and Gives a Family Hope

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Using a printed 3-D model as a guide, a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles cardiologist specially modified a stent to repair an 18-month-old’s narrowed pulmonary artery.

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A Trust Gap May Hinder Academic Success for Minorities

Middle school students of color who lose trust in their teachers due to perceptions of mistreatment from school authorities are less likely to attend college even if they generally had good grades, according to psychology research at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Child Development.







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