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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Parents Should Avoid Pressuring Young Children Over Grades

New research from ASU suggests parents shouldn't obsess over grades and extracurricular activities for young schoolchildren, especially if such ambitions come at the expense of social skills and kindness.

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Don’t Share, Don’t Ask: Physicians Need Better Screening Practices to Determine Sexual Partners, History

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Research from Saint Louis University finds that male and female same-sex partnered patients fail to identify as such in medical records and that failure may contribute to poorer health outcomes.

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Wives with a 'Soul Mate' View of Marriage Are Less Likely to Volunteer and May Deter Husbands From Doing So, Too

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Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well.

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Prevention Program Safeguards Children’s Brains From Effects of Poverty, Says UGA Study

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A University of Georgia research team has shown for the first time that participation in a prevention program known as the Strong African American Families Program, which enhances supportive parenting and strengthens family relationships, removes the effects of poverty on brain development.

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How Kids' Brains Respond to a Late Night Up

Sleep deprivation affects children's brains differently than adults', according to a new study

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UF Receives Mosquito Traps for Graduate and Family Housing

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While there are no cases of locally transmitted zika virus on the UF campus, Gainesville or Alachua County, Sharon Blansett, assistant to the associate vice president for UF student affairs, welcomes the mosquito traps as a virus-prevention measure for students living in graduate and family housing.

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Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Naming Emotions

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Don’t Drop That Turkey Leg: 5-Second Rule Unsupported by Science

When you were a kid, you might have heard a parent or sibling cite the “five-second rule” before swooping down on a piece of fugitive salami or a wayward grape. The basic premise is that once food is dropped on the floor you have a time limit of five seconds before it becomes unsafe to eat. The problem with the theory, according to microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert, is that it simply isn’t true.







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