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Dr. Mcdavid, Pediatrician, Director, Child Advocacy & Protection @ Rainbow Babies & Children's in Cleveland, Expert on Child Discipline.

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Study Links Mothers with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Kids with Epilepsy

A new study shows a link between mothers with rheumatoid arthritis and children with epilepsy. The study is published in the November 16, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, a medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes the body’s own immune system to attack the joints. It differs from osteoarthritis, which is caused by wear and tear on the joints.

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SIDS, Sids Prevention, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, safe sleep, co-sleeping, Infant sleeping

The Medical Minute: Keeping Your Baby Safe While Sleeping

Allowing an infant to sleep in your bed or putting blankets or stuffed animals in their crib could be tragic mistakes, increasing their child’s risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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November 2016 News Tips

Late summer and early fall have brought an uptick in the number of cases of the polio-like paralytic disease acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) that has been affecting children in the U.S. While the disease is rare – there were 89 cases reported in the first nine months of 2016 – the serious consequences and the fact that the cause remains a puzzle for health officials can make it worrisome for both pediatricians and parents.

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Addiction, Adolescent Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Alcohol Use Disorder, maternal sensitivity, Early Childhood, Underage Drinking, developmental transitions, child self-regulation, Substance Use Disorders

Preventing Adolescent Substance Use May Need to Start in Early Childhood

Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests the approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood.

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Teething Tips and Tricks

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Your baby is growing up so fast. It seems like just yesterday you were welcoming them home, listening to their first coos and, unfortunately, getting used to some sleepless nights. Now, you’ve entered a new phase: teething.

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Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes, Obesity, Body Mass Index, Weight, Winter

Winter Conception Increases Mothers' Diabetes Risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother.

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Does a ‘Bad’ Apple Spoil the Bunch? Study Shows How Problem Behaviors Spread in Siblings

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Siblings bear responsibility for the spread of problem behaviors. Identifying the exact nature of that influence has proven difficult, because behavior problems in siblings can also be traced to friends, shared genetics and shared experiences with parents. Evidence describing how problem behaviors spread between siblings has been scarce – until now, thanks to a first-of-its-kind longitudinal study on identical and fraternal twins.

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Pregnancy, gut microbiome, Anxiety, Learning, Maternal Stress

Stress-Induced Changes in Maternal Gut Could Negatively Impact Offspring for Life

Prenatal exposure to a mother’s stress contributes to anxiety and cognitive problems that persist into adulthood, a phenomenon that could be explained by lasting – and potentially damaging – changes in the microbiome, according to new research in mice.

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Should Infants Sleep in Their Parents Bedrooms?

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Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a recommendation that infants sleep in their parents’ room, close to the parents’ bed — but on a separate surface designed for infants — for at least 6 months, and preferably up to 1 year of age. Such a sleeping arrangement decreases the risk of SIDS by as much as 50 percent, according to the AAP.

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When and How to Introduce Peanut-Containing Foods to Reduce Allergy Risk

Parents may be confused with how and when to introduce peanut-containing foods to their infants. Presentations at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) Annual Scientific Meeting will offer guidance, based on soon to be released guidelines, on how to approach this topic without going “nuts.”

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Preterm, preterm babies, Preterm Birth, Infant Mortality, Infant Morbidity And Mortality, TLR4, Toll Like Receptor 4, Inflammatory Cascade, Naloxone

Drug Shows Promise for Preventing Pre-Term Birth

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have successfully tested a drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth.

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Maternal B12 Deficiency May Increase Child’s Risk of Type-2 Diabetes

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B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology’s annual Conference in Brighton. These findings could lead to a review of current vitamin B12 requirements for pregnant women, whether through an improved diet or supplements.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Family Caregivers Will Get Telemedicine Training

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UAB launches study to see if family caregivers for dementia patients can benefit and improve quality of life from learning strategies to alter care-resistant behavior, such as refusal to take a bath, take medicine, accept routine mouth care, abstain from alcohol or go to a medical appointment.

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Exercise During Pregnancy May Reduce Markers of Aging in Offspring

Exercise during pregnancy may be as effective in protecting the next generation from age-related health risks as efforts made during the offspring's own adulthood. Researchers from the University of Kentucky think that short-term lifestyle changes during pregnancy may have a long-lasting effect on future generations. Findings will be presented at the Integrative Biology of Exercise 7 meeting.

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UNLV Study Finds No Iron Benefit from Eating Placenta

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First clinical study of its kind finds no benefit for women who eat their placenta as a source of needed iron after giving birth.

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Studies Reveal WSU-Conceived Non-Invasive Prenatal Genetic Test Is Accurate Five Weeks Into Pregnancy

The latest developments in prenatal technology conceived by scientists at the Wayne State University School of Medicine that make it possible to test for genetic disorders a little more than one month into pregnancy were revealed this week in Science Translational Medicine, a journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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UF/IFAS Gets $5 Million to Help Families Strengthen Relationships

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About 160,000 people got divorced in 2014 in Florida, according to the state Department of Health. UF/IFAS Extension faculty hope to help lower that number a bit through a program called SMART Couples.

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Holidays, Thanksgiving, College Freshmen, Family, family dynamics, Stress

Welcome Home. Who Are You?

Those first holidays with college freshmen returning home can be exciting . . . and frustrating. Here's how to cope.

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Substance Use, Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Family Therapy, Substance use treatment

​Kids Should Be Part of Treatment for Moms Fighting Substance Use

Mothers in therapy for drug and alcohol use recover faster if their children take part in their treatment sessions, according to a first-of-its-kind study.







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