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Newswise: National Poll: 4 in 5 parents say children today aren’t as thankful as they should be
17-Nov-2021 7:05 AM EST
National Poll: 4 in 5 parents say children today aren’t as thankful as they should be
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As families prepare to celebrate a holiday focused on gratitude, many parents say their children aren’t as thankful as they should be.

Released: 19-Nov-2021 1:35 PM EST
Study: COVID Tech Took a Toll on Work-from-Home Moms
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

Research by UNLV communications expert Natalie Pennington finds that texts, video calls burdened the mental health of working moms during pandemic.

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Released: 18-Nov-2021 2:55 PM EST
Home-based research format may expand access to autism treatment studies
UC Davis MIND Institute

A new UC Davis MIND Institute study suggests that parent-led language testing delivered via telehealth is effective for children with autism. The format was tested in both English and Spanish-speaking families and may provide a new way to measure the efficacy of treatments.

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Released: 18-Nov-2021 10:25 AM EST
NICVIEW App Links Parents, Babies Via Live Stream
Cedars-Sinai

A new application being used in the Cedars-Sinai Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is going a long way towards easing the anxiety of parents with newborns in the NICU.

Released: 18-Nov-2021 9:40 AM EST
Bloomberg School’s Gates Institute Awarded Two Grants Totaling $71.3 Million to Scale Up Sexual and Reproductive Health Interventions Across 170 Cities Worldwide
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This next-generation funding will enable The Challenge Initiative to continue its support of city governments implementing evidence-based, high-impact interventions that improve access to contraception and family planning services.

Released: 18-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST
How grandmothers' brains react to the sight of their grandchildren
Emory Health Sciences

Many people lucky enough to have grown up with doting grandmothers know that they can burnish a child’s development in unique and valuable ways. Now, for the first time, scientists have scanned grandmothers’ brains while they’re viewing photos of their young grandchildren — providing a neural snapshot of this special, inter-generational bond.

Released: 17-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EST
Over $600K in funding to support UChicago clinical researchers with caregiving responsibilities
University of Chicago Medical Center

Thanks to funding from the Walder Foundation, UChicago is building a new resource to support the careers of researchers navigating family caregiving responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic

15-Nov-2021 11:10 AM EST
A Third of Caregivers of Kids with Cancer Have Hesitancy on COVID Vaccine
Duke Health

A survey of parents and caregivers of children with cancer found that nearly a third of them expressed hesitancy to vaccinate their youngsters against COVID-19.

Newswise: Parent empowerment — not regulatory overreach — key to private school choice accountability, report argues
Released: 15-Nov-2021 4:55 PM EST
Parent empowerment — not regulatory overreach — key to private school choice accountability, report argues
University of Notre Dame

Research from Nicole Stelle Garnett, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, underscores the fine line between ensuring academic accountability and curtailing private schools’ autonomy and recommends two guiding principles for accountability regulations.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 3:35 PM EST
Parenting Video Series Can Help Kids be ‘Unstuck and On Target’ During Pandemic
University of Maryland, Baltimore

The series of free, educational videos are designed to support parents and caregivers tackling common emotional and behavioral topics to help children to stay organized, plan and reach their goals, be flexible thinkers and help regulate their feelings. Behavioral specialists call these skills executive functioning.

Released: 15-Nov-2021 11:35 AM EST
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center launches consumer blog for patients, families and caregivers
Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has launched a new blog for people with cancer, as well as their families and caregivers. This blog offers practical information to educate patients and communities served by Mayo Clinic and others to improve their quality of life.

10-Nov-2021 2:25 PM EST
Doctoring and parenting in a pandemic: Female physicians bore the brunt
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Female physicians who are parents made more changes and experienced greater depression and anxiety during the pandemic than male physician-parents. Data from before the pandemic shows a gender gap in new-onset depression.

Newswise: Students who repeat a grade experience more bullying, study finds
5-Nov-2021 9:55 AM EDT
Students who repeat a grade experience more bullying, study finds
PLOS

Students who have repeated a grade have higher risks of being victims of bullying in countries around the world, according to a new study of nearly half a million students publishing November 11th in PLOS Medicine by Xiayun Zuo of Fudan University, China, and colleagues.

9-Nov-2021 9:40 AM EST
Supportive Strategies Help “Picky Eaters” Deal with Food Aversions
Duke Health

In a large national survey, adults who struggled with picky eating habits as children overwhelmingly said they benefitted more from positive and encouraging strategies their parents used than forceful or coercive approaches.

Released: 8-Nov-2021 12:50 PM EST
Can talking to young children during TV time buffer screen time effects on development?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The more parents engaged in conversation with preschoolers during shared TV time, the more likely those children were to have higher curiosity levels when they reached kindergarten, a new study suggests.

Newswise: Five Tips to Ease Kids' Social Reentry
Released: 8-Nov-2021 11:35 AM EST
Five Tips to Ease Kids' Social Reentry
Cedars-Sinai

Children who have spent most of the COVID-19 pandemic at home and only recently resumed some in-person learning at school might not feel quite ready for the many gatherings with friends and family as the holiday season approaches. But while kids could be out of practice reading facial expressions, sharing toys or taking turns, Jane Tavyev, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Cedars-Sinai, said there are things parents can do to help.

Released: 5-Nov-2021 3:05 PM EDT
When bad things happen in childhood, what's the toll on your health?
University of Auckland

New research from the University of Auckland shows the lifelong toll that adverse events in childhood can take on your health.

1-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Four Years After Release of Guidelines, Parents Still Not Informed About Early Peanut Introduction
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

A new study being presented at this year’s ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting reveals that although 58% of those surveyed reported their primary care physician discussed early peanut introduction, only 40% of the parents said they received a recommendation to introduce peanut by 11 months of age.

1-Nov-2021 8:00 AM EDT
Cuatro años después de la publicación de las directrices, aún no se informa a los padres sobre la incorporación temprana del cacahuate
American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI)

Un nuevo estudio que se presenta en la Reunión científica anual del ACAAI de este año revela que, aunque el 58 % de los encuestados informaron de que su médico de atención primaria (PCP) les habló sobre la incorporación temprana del cacahuate, solo el 40 % de los padres dijo haber recibido una recomendación de incorporar el cacahuate antes de los 11 meses de edad.

Newswise: Flexible working hours: still a farce for Aussie dads
Released: 4-Nov-2021 8:25 AM EDT
Flexible working hours: still a farce for Aussie dads
University of South Australia

Workplace culture and masculine norms are keeping fathers from asking for flexible working hours, including paid parental leave, according to research from University of South Australia researcher, Dr Ashlee Borgkvist.

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Five questions answered on children and the COVID vaccine
Released: 4-Nov-2021 8:05 AM EDT
The Medical Minute: Five questions answered on children and the COVID vaccine
Penn State Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Nov. 2 gave emergency authorization for use of the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine for children as young as 5 years old. A pediatrician answers questions.

Released: 3-Nov-2021 12:10 PM EDT
Navigating Holiday Family Gatherings in Tense Times
Rush University Medical Center

Rush psychologist offers help handling some tricky situations that may come up this holiday season

Newswise: FAU Expert Answers Questions about Boosters, Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11
Released: 3-Nov-2021 8:55 AM EDT
FAU Expert Answers Questions about Boosters, Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11
Florida Atlantic University

Joanna Drowos, D.O., M.P.H., M.B.A., FAU Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the COVID-19 boosters and vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.

Released: 2-Nov-2021 4:25 PM EDT
Adolescents’ recreational screen time doubled during pandemic, affecting mental health
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Many parents fretted over their children’s screen use during the pandemic with good reason, according to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics.

Released: 29-Oct-2021 3:05 PM EDT
It’s More Than Just Contaminated Candy, NJ Poison Control Center Shares Halloween Safety Tips
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Halloween is a time filled with exciting and fun activities, but it’s also a busy time for families and the healthcare professionals at the NJ Poison Control Center. With everyone scrambling to prepare for school parades and trick-or-treating, it’s hard to pay close attention to everything that’s happening at home.

Newswise: Why I'll Vaccinate My Kids
Released: 29-Oct-2021 11:25 AM EDT
Why I'll Vaccinate My Kids
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

As the Food and Drug Administration edges closer to emergency use approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11 – which could become available as soon as early November – Rutgers faculty and staff share reasons for why they'll vaccinate their children.

Released: 26-Oct-2021 12:05 AM EDT
Stress In America™ 2021: Pandemic Impedes Basic Decision-Making Ability
American Psychological Association (APA)

Americans are struggling with the basic decisions required to navigate daily life as the effects of pandemic-related stress continue to take a toll, especially on younger adults and parents, according to a national survey from the American Psychological Association.

22-Oct-2021 8:50 AM EDT
Pioneering research reveals powerful lure of gambling adverts on social media to children
University of Bristol

A new report has exposed how children and young people are vulnerable to the growing popularity of gambling adverts on social media, prompting calls from leading experts for much tighter regulations.

Released: 21-Oct-2021 8:55 AM EDT
UB expert: How parents can help teens navigate social media
University at Buffalo

How can families help children and teens navigate the ever-changing landscape of social media — especially when many of today’s parents and caregivers did not grow up with these technologies as central to their daily lives?

Newswise: Getting Your Child Back to Sleep
Released: 19-Oct-2021 11:55 AM EDT
Getting Your Child Back to Sleep
Valley Health System

Having a good night’s sleep is vital for a child’s well-being. But getting your child to sleep is not always the easiest task. With the stressors of the past almost two years, there has also been an increase in the incidence and severity of hyperactivity, insomnia, anxiety, and depression in children, especially adolescents. Prabhavathi Gummalla, MD, FAAP, pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine specialist at The Valley Hospital’s Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center, in Ridgewood, NJ, discusses how to get your child back to sleep.

14-Oct-2021 7:00 AM EDT
It’s Not All Your Parents’ Fault—Your Own Activity Levels Better Predict Your Weight
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research in mice presented this week at the American Physiological Society’s (APS) New Trends in Sex and Gender Medicine conference suggests that adult activity levels are more of a predictor for weight gain than parental lifestyle habits.

Released: 18-Oct-2021 6:05 PM EDT
Mother’s occupational exposure to cleaning products and disinfectants could cause asthma in future children
University of Bergen

New analysis of data collected in the large international RHINESSA and RHINE studies, raises concern for adverse health effects of cleaning products and disinfectants, even in the next generation.

Newswise: National Poll: 1/3 of children ages 7-9 use social media apps
13-Oct-2021 12:35 PM EDT
National Poll: 1/3 of children ages 7-9 use social media apps
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Parents in a new national poll report that half of children aged 10-12 years and a third of children ages 7-9 use their devices to engage with others on social media apps.

Newswise: UNC Partners with SECU Foundation to Increase Behavioral Health Care Access to Children through Telepsychiatry
Released: 13-Oct-2021 10:00 AM EDT
UNC Partners with SECU Foundation to Increase Behavioral Health Care Access to Children through Telepsychiatry
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned an existing child and adolescent behavioral health crisis into an overwhelming epidemic affecting families across the nation, and especially in North Carolina. To address this urgent need, leaders in the UNC Department of Psychiatry are leading a pilot program funded in part by a $1.97 million grant from the SECU Foundation to the UNC Health Foundation.

Newswise: International refugees: from uncertain pasts to promising futures
Released: 8-Oct-2021 8:35 AM EDT
International refugees: from uncertain pasts to promising futures
University of South Australia

A better knowledge of the Australian schooling system and a clear understanding of how parents can support their child’s education could ensure the academic success of thousands of refugee children, according to new research from University of South Australia.

Newswise: Most Violence-Related Injuries Involving Adolescents Occur from Family Violence at Home
7-Oct-2021 3:20 PM EDT
Most Violence-Related Injuries Involving Adolescents Occur from Family Violence at Home
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Researchers with Johns Hopkins Children’s Center found that more than half of all violence-related injuries in youth treated in the emergency department (ED) were due to family violence, including child maltreatment and physical fighting. Most events involved parents or guardians. The researchers also found the majority of family violence-related injury happened at home, and the proportion occurring at home significantly increased during the pandemic.

Released: 7-Oct-2021 2:05 PM EDT
More than Half of Chicago Parents Support COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A majority of Chicago parents feel that schools and employers should be able to require students and employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19, respectively, according to results of the latest survey by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Newswise: Are You Addicted to Technology?
Released: 7-Oct-2021 10:45 AM EDT
Are You Addicted to Technology?
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

According to the Pew Research Center, about 30 percent of Americans are almost constantly online, and health officials are concerned about the amount of time children and adults spend with technology. China recently banned children from playing online games for more than three hours a week, internet addiction centers have been opening in the United States and Facebook has come under fire for teenagers’ obsessive use of its Instagram app.

Released: 6-Oct-2021 8:45 AM EDT
Study examines what makes adult children cut ties with parents
Ohio State University

A study of more than 1,000 mothers estranged from their adult children found that nearly 80% believed that an ex-husband or their son- or daughter-in-law had turned their children against them.

Newswise: How the expanded child tax credit is helping families
Released: 5-Oct-2021 2:25 PM EDT
How the expanded child tax credit is helping families
Washington University in St. Louis

American households making less than $50,000 are more likely than higher-earning families to spend the expanded child tax credit on essential expenses and tutors for their children, found a survey from the Social Policy Institute (SPI) at Washington University in St. Louis.Families are using the money from the credit in a variety of ways, depending on household income and job circumstance, the survey found.

30-Sep-2021 3:10 PM EDT
Parental beliefs on child development and child outcomes go hand-in-hand—and those beliefs can be shifted
University of Chicago Medical Center

A new UChicago study finds socioeconomic disparities in parental knowledge and beliefs about their influence on their children’s development, but those beliefs are malleable.

Newswise: NIH awards over $2.5 million for research to improve interviewing of young witnesses
Released: 30-Sep-2021 4:50 PM EDT
NIH awards over $2.5 million for research to improve interviewing of young witnesses
University of California, Irvine

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has awarded more than $2.5 million to University of California, Irvine researchers seeking to elicit from children more accurate information about maltreatment.


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