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How Can I Help My Child to Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep?

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Overall, studies indicate that 15 to 20 percent of one to three year olds continue to have nightwakings. According to Stephanie Zandieh, M.D., Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center, The Valley Hospital, “Inappropriate sleep associations are the primary cause of frequent nightwakings. Sleep associations are those conditions that are habitually present at the time of sleep onset and in the presence of which the infant or child has learned to fall asleep. These same conditions are then required in order for the infant or child to fall back to sleep following periodic normal nighttime arousals.”

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Pregnancy, Acute Kidney Injury

Prior Kidney Damage May Pose Risks for Pregnant Women and Their Babies

• Women with a history of recovered acute kidney injury had an increased rate of preeclampsia and delivered infants earlier than women with a history of normal kidney function.

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Wayne State University, Preterm Birth, Premature Birth, Obstetrics, Kang Chen, B Lymphocyte

Wayne State University Leads Groundbreaking Research on Preterm Birth

Preterm birth — birth before 37 weeks of pregnancy — affects up to one in every six births in the United States and many other countries. In a recent study published in the premier biomedical research journal Nature Medicine, a team of researchers led by Wayne State University’s Kang Chen, Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine, discovered the critical function of a type of mother’s immune cells — B lymphocytes — in resisting preterm birth triggered by inflammation.

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Gender Equity, Global Public Health, Violence Against Women, child brides, Family Planning, Child Health

Ending Violence Against Women Worldwide

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A new grant will help researchers with the Center of Gender Equity and Health to continue efforts to raise awareness about violence against women worldwide. The award will support measurements of issues that will help change.

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1 in 3 Children Investigated for Abuse/Neglect by 18

The first academic study to estimate the cumulative lifetime risk of a child maltreatment investigation, completed by researchers at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, reveals that 37 percent of U.S. children prior to their 18th birthday are the subject of an investigated child neglect and abuse report — and 53 percent of black children.

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Rare Look at Youth Post Detention Is Bleak

A new Northwestern Medicine study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark and persistent racial, ethnic and gender disparities, according to the massive study that began in the mid-1990s.

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Study: Children Can ‘Catch’ Social Bias Through Nonverbal Signals Expressed by Adults

Research from the University of Washington shows that preschool-age children can learn bias through nonverbal signals displayed by adults and are likely to generalize that learned bias to other people. The findings point to a possible mechanism for the creation of racial bias and other biases in society.

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mealtimes, family mealtimes, Family Meals, Meals, Holidays, Holiday, Manners, Manner, Please, Thank You, Thanks, meitler, rebekah meitler, Kansas State, K-State, Kansas State University, KSU

The Three P's of Teaching Holiday Manners: Preparation, Practice and Pointing Out Examples

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Rebekah Meitler, instructor in Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services, said teaching manners to young children is all about preparation, practice and pointing out examples.

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Male Firefighters Not at Increased Risk of Divorce, Research Shows

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Typing “divorce rates for firefighters” into a search engine brings up page after page of scary statistics that suggest the people who willingly run into burning buildings have unstable marriages.

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RSV, Infant Health, childhood disabilities, Infection Control, Alison Pittman

Tips to Protect Your Baby From Rsv

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Coughing, sneezing and a runny nose: You might think it is yet another cold, but if your baby is under 2 years old, it could very well be respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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SIDS, Sids Prevention, SIDS risk factors, Pediatric, American Academcy of Pediatric, safe sleep, Infant, baby, ad campaign, ad media, Advertisement, Advertising education

Advertisers Depict Unsafe Sleeping Environments for Infants, Study Shows

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Contrary to advertisements, bumper pads and stuffed animals are not part of a safe sleep environment for infants.

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Poll: Some Parents Forgo Car Seats, Other Safety Measures While Traveling

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But what some parents may not plan for ahead of vacation: accidental poisoning risks, gun safety and Uber rides.

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Holiday Safety Tips from Stony Brook Experts to Ensure the Season Stays Merry and Bright

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The hustle and bustle that comes with the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ can unfortunately lead many to disregard of important safety precautions.

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Parenting, Teen Behavior, psychology and social behavior, Psychology, Parent Child Communication

How Your Parenting Tactics Influence Your Teen’s Problem Behaviors

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New study by UC Riverside psychology professor finds discrepancy between parents’ and teens’ views of parenting style contributes to teens’ behavior problems.

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Holiday Sleep Tips for Kids Help Parents Keep the Season Bright

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The holidays can pose great challenges for parents who must juggle seasonal excitement and overtired kids. Saint Joseph’s University sleep expert and Professor of Psychology Jodi A. Mindell, Ph.D., offers the following suggestions for parents to help kids navigate high spirits and the need for rest.

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‘Western’ Maternal Diet Appears to Raise Obesity Risk in Offspring

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Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

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Male Fertility, Conception, Conceiving, Pregnancy

5 Factors That Affect Male Fertility

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 18 percent of men who sought help with a fertility specialist were diagnosed with a male-related infertility. Here are some factors from the Texas A&M College of Nursing that can impact your fertility.

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Learning, infant learning, Language acquisition, Babies, Parenting, Visual Attention, First Words, Psychology, psychological and brain sciences, early language learning, Speech Disorders, Autism

Babies' First Words Can Be Predicted Based on Visual Attention, IU Study Finds

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Indiana University psychologists have shown that a baby's most likely first words are based upon their visual experience, laying the foundation for a new theory of infant language learning. The study appears in the journal of the Royal Society Philosophical Transactions B.

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Toy Safety, Safety, Prevention, Injury Prevention

The Medical Minute: Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays – and Year-Round

Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe.

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Death, Child, Child Welfare, SUDI, Paediatric, Children

New Guidelines for the Investigation of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy Launched

National guidance for professionals handling cases of sudden unexpected child death which draws upon University of Warwick expertise are published today (30 November 2016). The guidelines, Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood, have been published by The Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and draws on research by Dr Peter Sidebotham and Dr Joanna Garstang from the University’s Warwick Medical School.







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