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UCLA Health Experts Advisory for November

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UCLA Health experts are available to discuss a wide variety of topics of interest for the month of November.

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Bedtime Use of Media Devices More Than Doubles Risk of Poor Sleep in Children

A Cardiff University study has found that children using screen-based media devices at bedtime have over double the risk of inadequate sleep duration compared to children without access to such a device.

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Few Children Born to Parents with Serious Mental Illness Live with Both Parents While Growing Up

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Serious mental illness such as depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia has been shown to affect relationships and parenting capabilities. Children of parents with serious mental illness are vulnerable, and therefore comprehensive knowledge about their life circumstances is warranted for public health strategies to provide helpful supportive services. A study published in the November 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) found that the living arrangements of children whose parents have a serious mental illness differ from the general population.

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Study: Pop-Culture News Helped Destigmatize Out-of-Wedlock Childbirth

Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the traditional American family by helping to destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirths in the United States, according to a study by a University at Buffalo sociologist.

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UAB Researchers Receive Grant to Study Effects of Cialis on Halogen Gas-Induced Injury in Pregnant Women

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UAB researchers hope to establish Cialis as a therapeutic agent for pregnant women exposed to chlorine and bromine during industrial accidents or acts of terrorism.

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Male Birth Control Shots Prevent Pregnancy

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Customized Vitamin D Supplements May Benefit Pregnant Women

Individualized supplement doses help protect pregnant women from vitamin D deficiency, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Vitamin D Supplements for Pregnant Women Should Be Customised to the Individual to Ensure Benefits Are Felt

Vitamin D supplements are less effective at raising vitamin D levels in pregnant women if they deliver their babies in the winter, have low levels of vitamin D early in pregnancy or gain more weight during pregnancy, a new Southampton study has shown.

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The Medical Minute: The Evolving Guidelines on Screen Time for Kids

Digital media changes so quickly that the American Academy of Pediatrics updated its recommendations on media use and screen time for children just a year after issuing its previous guidelines.

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Daughter Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Carries on Father's Fight - and Wins

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A sudden breast cancer diagnosis will shake even the hardiest soul. But when Linh Quan received her news in the Spring of 2012, it was like being doubly kicked when she was already down.

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Easing Labor Pain May Help Reduce Postpartum Depression in Some Women, Early Research Suggests

Epidural anesthesia may do more than relieve pain during labor; in some women it may decrease the likelihood of postpartum depression, suggests a preliminary study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2016 annual meeting.

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Child Pedestrian Deaths Increase on Halloween Night

Safety experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt know Halloween can be scary, but for different reasons than you think. On average, twice as many children are killed while walking on Halloween than on any other day of the year.*

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Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

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Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements

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Acknowledging the Importance of Relationship Dynamics When Transitioning to Parenthood

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Discussing the importance of addressing the emotional needs of all family members involved upon the announcement of a new addition to the family.

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Providing Interventions During Pregnancy and After Birth to Support Breastfeeding Recommended

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends providing interventions during pregnancy and after birth to support breastfeeding. The report appears in the October 25 issue of JAMA.

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UT Southwestern Study Links Small RNA Molecule to Pregnancy Complication

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family of small RNA molecules affects the development of cells that give rise to the placenta – an organ that transfers oxygen and nutrients from mother to fetus – in ways that could contribute to a serious pregnancy complication, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report.

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Pregnancy Increases Stroke Risk in Young Women, but Not in Older Women

Pregnancy was not found to raise the risk of stroke in older women, but the risk was significantly higher in young women, according to a study from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian.

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The Nat’l Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep reacts to revised @AmerAcadPeds safe sleep recommendation @GUMedCenter

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The Steering Committee of the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS) is encouraged by the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.”

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Mother Donates a Piece of Her Liver to Save Her Baby

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Shortly after Olivia Alva was born, doctors diagnosed her with biliary atresia, a rare disease of the liver that occurs in about 1 in every 15,000 babies. Olivia's mother, Patricia, became a living donor for her daughter by getting a portion of her liver removed to replace Olivia's diseased liver.

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Georgetown Family Medicine Physician Named to National Academy of Medicine

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The National Academy of Medicine has elected Andrew William Bazemore, MD, MPH, director, Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, and assistant professor of family medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, as a lifetime member.







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