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Researchers call for greater efforts to improve maternal and newborn health through improving water, sanitation, and hygiene

Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:00
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...

Adverse childhood experiences impact child health and school outcomes

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
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...

Each dollar spent on kids' nutrition can yield more than $100 later

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
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.

Don't punish your child for lying - it just doesn't work

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
If you want your child to tell the truth, it's best not to threaten to punish them if they lie.

Brain scans link frontal abnormalities to suicidal behaviors in adolescents, young adults

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 23:00
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...

Few US high school students are getting enough sleep

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 08:00
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.

Bed-sharing toddlers 'more likely to develop asthma in later childhood'

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 07:00
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.

Two-three times higher levels of brominated flame retardants in toddlers compared to their mothers

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
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

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 01:00
A new study has revealed key steps for hospitals to improve care for pregnant mums and babies affected by a life-threatening condition.

Lower infant death rate than previously thought from respiratory syncytial virus

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 00:00
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.