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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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SIDS, Infant sleeping, Sids Prevention

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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Peanut Allergy, Acaai, Allergist, allergy testing , Food Allergy

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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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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​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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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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Anesethesiology, Cialis, halogen, chlorine gas, Pregnacny Health, Pregnancy, woman and infants, Infant, Women's Health, Neonatal, Pediactrics

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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Endocrine Society, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism , Vitamin D, Pregnancy, pregnancy and nutrition, Vitamin D Deficiency, Dosing, Bone Health, Hormone

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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