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December 3 Is Dine in Day

Though most people know that family meals are important, finding time to sit down and share a meal together can be a challenge. Dine In Day promotes the importance of homemade, group meals in fostering family and community relationships, encouraging healthy diets and stretching food dollars.

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Fertility Problems, Fertility, reproductive sciences, Reproductive Biology, Fanconi Anemia, DNA REPAIR, Premature Babies, Premature Births, Epigenetic, epigenetic changes, press release, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Pediatrics, Cell Reports

Protein Network Linked to Cancer Is Critical to Male Fertility

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Researchers studying reproductive science identified a network of proteins often linked to cancer as also important to male fertility and the birth of healthy offspring, according to a study in the Oct. 18 online issue of Cell Reports.

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Will Millennials Ever Get Married?

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Statistics show Millennials are getting married later in life and are on pace to stay unmarried at rates higher than previous generations.

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Could Assisted Reproduction Reduce Birth Defects for Older Women?

Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

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A Rise in Obese Pregnant Women Takes Its Toll on Mother and Child

Case Western Reserve University Maternal-Fetal medicine doctor warns that the obesity epidemic is leading to a rise in high-risk pregnancies.

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Children's Mental Health, Behavioral And Mental Health, family intervention, Collaborative Problem Solving, Psychiatry

Parents Learn Plan A, B and C to Solve Their Children's Behavior Problems

Youth Villages, a national nonprofit organization helping more than 23,000 children, young people and families this year is using evidence-based Collaborative Problem Solving as part of a sweeping rethinking about what really makes kids act out, get into trouble with alcohol, drugs or sex, or even turn to violence or suicide. The partnership with Think: Kids includes a research component to further the evidence base in how to best help the most vulnerable children.

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Janice English named director of Patient and Family Experience Office at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has named Janice English director of the newly established Patient and Family Experience Office.

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Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Maternal Health, Conception, Parents

Preventing Child Obesity in the Next Generation Must Start Before Conception

The key to preventing obesity in future generations is to make their parents healthier before they conceive, leading health researchers suggest.

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ADHD, Attention Deficit And Hyperactivity Disorder, Joshua Cabrera

Fact Or Fiction: ADHD

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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition diagnosed mainly in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6.4 million children between four and 17 years of age have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011.

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Infant Mortality, Mark Sicilio

Why American Infant Mortality Rates Are So High

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In the U.S., more than 23,000 American infants died in 2014, or about 6 for every 1,000 live births, putting us on par with countries like Serbia and Malaysia. Most other developed countries have lower rates. However, parsing out the data shows that the story is more complicated.

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Plugged-in Parenting: How Parental Smartphone Use May Affect Kids

Parents’ use of mobile technology around young children may be causing internal tension, conflicts and negative interactions with their kids, suggests a small qualitative study.

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Moms and Dads of Kids with Food Allergies Think They’re Allergic Too

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A study from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology reports only 28 percent of parents of kids with food allergies tested positive to the foods to which they reported being allergic.

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Televiewing Predicts Social Impairment During Adolescence

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Results of new study led by Linda Pagani, professor at the University of Montreal’s School of Psychoeducation, show that young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behaviour toward other students at age 13.

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Gift to UC San Diego Will Establish San Diego’s First Mother’s Milk Bank

Hannah and Zachary Johnson recently made a generous gift to the University of California San Diego to launch the Mother’s Milk Bank at UC San Diego. The center will be the first community milk bank in the region and only one of two in California.

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Childhood Family Environment Linked with Relationship Quality 60 Years Later

Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing stressful emotions when assessed as middle-aged adults, which helps to explain why they had more secure marriages late in life.

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Study Gives Doctors Guidance on ‘Reproductive Coercion’

New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. The study, led by a Michigan State University scholar, provides doctors and nurse practitioners a streamlined set of questions to discuss with their female patients about this troubling issue, known as “reproductive coercion.”

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Breast Milk Protein Safely Reduces Hospital Infections in Preemies

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Responding to a call from the American Academy of Pediatrics to reduce hospital-acquired infections in neonatal intensive care units across the country, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and Sinclair School of Nursing have found a protein in breast milk to be a safe and efficient solution.

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Children Mean Stress for Mums, Joy for Dads

A new study from a Cornell University sociologist shows that while parents enjoy the time they spend with their children, parenting carries more strain for mothers.

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More College Students Receiving Federal Pell Grants as Family Incomes Decline, RtResearchers Find

The percentage of college students receiving Pell grants has climbed steadily since 1999, while their family income has declined, according to a recent report by RTI International researchers.

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Planning, Preparation Help Ease Stress of Powerful Storm

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Empty shelves of bread and canned goods aren’t just a sign of last-minute hurricane cravings—the purchases are also a coping mechanism, says a University of Georgia weather and climate psychologist.







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