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Article ID: 706476

Heart disease risk begins in the womb

PLOS

Heart disease is the greatest killer in the world today, and it is widely accepted that our genes interact with traditional lifestyle risk factors, such as smoking, obesity and/or a sedentary life to promote an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, a new study in sheep, publishing January 22 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by a team from Cambridge University, finds that offspring whose mothers had a complicated pregnancy may be at greater risk of heart disease in later life, suggesting that our cards may be marked even before we are born.

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Study Examines Drug Treatments for Newborns Exposed to Opioids During Pregnancy

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Neonatal abstinence syndrome describes symptoms (including jitteriness, high-pitched crying, sweating and diarrhea) that primarily occur in newborns exposed to opioids during pregnancy. Finding an optimal drug therapy to treat newborns for neonatal abstinence syndrome may reduce the length of treatment and hospital stay.

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Article ID: 706574

At least 1/2 of parents try cold prevention methods for kids that have little or no evidence of effectiveness

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Despite little or no evidence suggesting certain methods actually help people avoid catching or preventing a cold, more than half of parents have tried them with their kids, a new national poll shows.

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Article ID: 706749

Improved maternity care practices decrease racial gaps in breastfeeding in the US South

Boston Medical Center

A new paper published in Pediatrics links successful implementation of Baby-Friendly™ practices in the southern U.S. with increases in breastfeeding rates and improved, evidence-based care. The changes were especially positive for African-American women.

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Article ID: 706747

Cost of living almost doubles for young adults who fly the nest and rent on their own: New research examines the minimum income requirements of 20-somethings who still live at home

Loughborough University

The growing number of families in which adults aged 20 to 30 live with their parents are having to negotiate new ways of pooling their resources, according to pioneering research investigating how these families live and the costs that they face.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706626

Loyola Medicine Awarded $10,000 Grant from Huggies®

Loyola University Health System

Loyola Medicine was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from Huggies® as part of the company's No Baby Unhugged initiative.

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16-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST

Article ID: 706570

Most Parents Say Hands-on, Intensive Parenting Is Best

Cornell University

Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 706538

Study: Despite Progress, Gay Fathers and Their Children Still Structurally Stigmatized

University of Vermont

A study published in the February 2019 “Pediatrics” journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. Study participants specifically cited structural stigma, such as state laws and beliefs of religious communities, as affecting their experiences in multiple social contexts.

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