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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Children

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Mothers with a history of depression are not physiologically “in sync” with their kids, according to a new study from Binghamton University. While researchers have known for a while that depression is associated with interpersonal problems with others, this is the first study to examine whether this is also evident physiologically.

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How Low-Cost Tech Could Change High-Risk Pregnancies Around the World

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With a $2.5-million grant from the Gates Foundation's All Children Thriving initiative, UAB researchers are developing sensor-based devices that can detect signs of pre-term labor and predict which patients will encounter problems.

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Use of Personal Care Products During Pregnancy Linked to Adverse Effects in Newborns

A study led by SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s School of Public Health presents evidence linking personal care products used during pregnancy to adverse reproductive effects in newborns.

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High-Fructose Diet During Pregnancy May Harm Placenta, Restrict Fetal Growth

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A new study in mice and women by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that a high-fructose diet during pregnancy may harm the placenta and restrict fetal growth. Additionally, researchers believe a commonly prescribed drug may mitigate the negative effects.

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When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

When It Comes to Spring Allergies, Oak Pollen More Potent Than Pine; Food Allergies of Low-Income Kids Are Poorly Managed; Flowers Not to Blame for Allergies, and More in the Allergies Channel

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Placenta Size and Offspring Bone Development Linked

A larger placenta during pregnancy could lead to larger bones in the children, a new Southampton study has shown.

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Infants Much Less Likely to Get the Flu if Moms Are Vaccinated While Pregnant

A study found that 97 percent of confirmed flu cases among babies 6 months and younger occurred in those whose moms were not vaccinated while they were pregnant.

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Penn Study Underscores Need for Health Interventions for Single Parent Households in Urban Subsidized Housing Programs

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A study led by the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) found that single parents who participate in a housing support program in an urban setting with high levels of community violence had significant symptoms of stress and depression.

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Fireworks-Related Burns Requiring Hospital Stays Skyrocket Among Kids

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As states relaxed laws related to fireworks sales during the past decade, emergency doctors saw an increase in both the number and severity of fireworks-related injuries among children, according to new research being presented at the Pediatrics Academic Societies 2016 Meeting.

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Loyola Doctor Restores Healthy Smile to Cleft Palate Patient

Nasoalveolar molding, a special surgery for children born with cleft lip and cleft palate, employs a retainer-like orthodontic apparatus that helps facilitate healing of the nose, lip and gum.

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Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Why You Should Talk to Your Teens About Sex

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IU Study Finds Infant Attention Span Suffers When Parents' Eyes Wander During Playtime

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Caregivers whose eyes wander during playtime -- due to distractions such as smartphones or other technology, for example -- may raise children with shorter attention spans, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology by psychologists at Indiana University.

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Family Institute Staff Publish New Handbook of Family Therapy

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The Handbook of Family Therapy illuminates the common threads in couple and family therapies and a range of perspectives. It explores the integration of theory, clinical wisdom, and practical and meaningful research that produces the best understanding of family relationships as well as the best treatment options.

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Artificial Placenta Holds Promise for Extremely Premature Infants

Researchers at the University of Michigan are working to improve survival rates in the tiniest, most premature babies in a groundbreaking way: through an artificial placenta that mimics the womb.

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Simpler Fertility Test Invented by UW-Madison Researchers

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Like many would-be parents, Katie Brenner was advised to select the optimum time for conception based on blood and/or urine tests. Brenner developed a quick, saliva-based method for measuring progesterone and estrogen and sending the results to a smart device.

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Research Shows How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions

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In-depth research by Wake Forest sociology professor Amanda Gengler, shows that, as a way to manage day-to-day living, parents of children with life-threatening illnesses might choose from several communication strategies

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Distance Language Intervention Helps Adolescents with Disabilities Communicate

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To address the deficit of interventions for older children and adolescents with fragile X, MIND Institute researcher Andrea McDuffie and colleagues created an intervention that uses a shared storytelling paradigm and real-time parent coaching, all provided in the home through telecommunications. The small but important study found that the intervention improved adolescent boys’ abilities to produce longer sentences, use more diverse vocabulary and concentrate for longer time periods during conversational interactions.

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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Research Focuses on How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions

In-depth research by Wake Forest sociology professor Amanda Gengler, shows that, as a way to manage day-to-day living, parents of children with life-threatening illnesses might choose from several communication strategies

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Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source

Pinellas County a Model for Mosquito-Borne Disease Surveillance, Scientists Unravel the Genetic Evolution of Zika Virus, Worm Infection Counters Inflammatory Bowel Disease and more in the Infectious Diseases News Source