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Obesity, Pediatric Obesity, Bedtimes, Routines, Parenting, Screen Time, Family Meals

Little Kids’ Regular Bedtimes and Ability to Regulate Emotions May Lessen Obesity Risk

Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new study suggests.

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Breastfeeding, skin to skin, Lactation, Newborn, newborn development, Infant, Breast Milk, Birthing

Power of Touch to Connect, Encourage Breastfeeding Motivates Consultant

When little Aiden Sandoval was born, lactation consultant Delia Peña was in the birthing suite ready to place him against his mother’s bare chest. It’s a vital part of the delivery of babies at Harris Health System and one that studies show can make a tremendous impact on a newborn’s development.

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U-M Experts Available to Speak on Reproductive Health Topics During Infertility Awareness Week

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Parenting, Parenting Advice, Children, road crossing, Traffic, pedestrian safety , Child Safety, Psychology, Behavior, Cognition

Why Children Struggle to Safely Cross Busy Streets

Researchers have found children up to early teenagers lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to safely cross a busy road consistently. Children placed in realistic, simulated environments were tested for their road-crossing abilities. Those from 6 to 12 years of age had trouble crossing the street, with accident rates as high as 8 percent with 6-year-olds. Results appear in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

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Webcam Service Enables Parents to have “Virtual Visits” with their Newborns in the NICU

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Being apart from your newborn while he or she is cared for the in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) can be heart-wrenching. To make the separation a little bit easier, The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ, has introduced an innovative system that allows parents and extended family members to conduct “virtual visits” with their little ones via webcam.

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Attention Deficit And Hyperactivity Disorder, ADHD, Autism, Pregnancy, Antidepressants, Antidepressant complications, prenatal development, Low Birth Weight, premature birth parenting, Drug Safety

Antidepressant Use in Early Pregnancy Does Not Increase Risk of Autism, ADHD in Kids, Study Finds

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A study reported April 18 in the journal of the American Medical Association led by Indiana University suggests that mothers’ use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications.

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Training Patients, Metabolic Syndrome, Hypertriglyceridemia, Fatty Liver Disease in Children, and More in the Obesity News Source

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FSU Autism Institute Launches Web-Based Family Ecosystem to Jump-Start Early Intervention

The Autism Institute at Florida State University launches a new early intervention approach called the Family Ecosystem.

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Married LGBT Older Adults Are Healthier, Happier Than Singles, Study Finds

Same-sex marriage has been the law of the land for nearly two years — and in some states for even longer — but researchers can already detect positive health outcomes among couples who have tied the knot, a University of Washington study finds.

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Musical Beds: Iowa State Professor Finds Co-Sleeping Is More Common Than Some Parents Admit

Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but an Iowa State professor says it is a phenomenon that extends well beyond the infant and toddler years.







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