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Our life-long relationship with alcohol is established early on, a Concordia University study showsWith the holidays around the corner, we're all a little more likely to indulge, especially when...
Children exposed during pregnancy to elevated levels of two common chemicals found in the home--di-n-butyl phthalate (DnBP) and di-isobutyl phthalate (DiBP)--had an IQ score, on average, more than...
Several factors influence how well a severely premature infant (23 weeks gestation) will do after birth and over the long term, according to researchers at Loyola University Medical Center.
Mathematical models predicted it, and now a University of Florida study confirms it: Immunizing school-aged children from flu can protect other segments of the population, as well.
Women who gain little weight during pregnancy and who are carrying a boy may be at higher risk of fetal death than women who gain higher amounts of weight, a new study finds.
Common variations in four genes related to brain inflammation or cells' response to damage from oxidation may contribute to the problems with memory, learning and other cognitive functions seen in...
The cognitive effects of poverty can be mitigated during middle school with a targeted intervention, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.
Physical aggression in toddlers has been thought to be associated with the frustration caused by language problems, but a recent study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that this...
Researchers call for greater efforts to improve maternal and newborn health through improving water, sanitation, and hygiene
Stronger integration between the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and health sectors will likely accelerate progress on improving maternal and newborn health (MNH), according to a Policy Forum...
Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development - be it having their...
There are strong economic incentives for governments to invest in early childhood nutrition, reports a new paper from the University of Waterloo and Cornell University.
If you want your child to tell the truth, it's best not to threaten to punish them if they lie.
Abnormalities in the prefrontal cortex and related brain areas are observed in adolescents who have attempted suicide, according to a report at the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual...
Many American high school students are not getting the recommended amount of sleep at night, a Columbia University study suggests.Researchers found that only 6.2 percent to 7.
Examining an association between toddlers who share the bed with their parents and risk of asthma later in childhood, researchers suggest that the link is multifactorial.
Toddlers are more exposed to brominated flame retardants (BFRs) at home than their mothers, shows a new doctoral thesis from Stockholm University.BFRs like f.ex.
New study into life-threatening pregnancy condition calls for specialist centres with dedicated services
A new study has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies affected by a life-threatening condition.
It's a virus that has long been characterized as dangerous and even deadly, but new research shows infant deaths from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are actually quite uncommon in the 21st century.
Large-scale ob unit closures: better planning needed to improve mother-infant outcomes, reduce stress on health systems, staff
What does it mean for expectant mothers and hospitals when there are large-scale closures of maternity units?
Investments in living conditions could foster better health and reduce pediatric health care spending
San Francisco children living in non-redeveloped public housing are 39 percent more likely to repeatedly visit emergency rooms, according to new research from UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley.