Reproductive hormones that develop during puberty are not responsible for changes in social behavior that occur during adolescence, according to the results of a newly published study.
Research suggests that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed later in life because of bias on the part of healthcare providers or lack of access among families, among others. (Image credit: Shannon Wright for NPR)
Researchers say steps to avoid sibling deaths could be identified through autopsies and family screening.
California’s legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven’t increased the number of moms treated. (Image credit: Courtesy of Wendy Root Askew)
Now that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke from pot poses risks to the heart, lungs and arteries. (Image credit: Maren Caruso/Getty Images )
On this week’s Call-In, we hear from listeners about childhood obesity. The epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children’s Hospital.
An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group, according to a University of Louisville study. The website included videos of adolescent mothers describing their experiences with postpartum depression and treatment, questions and answers, and local and national resources, including referrals for counseling services…
Although the problem of whether fetuses are able to feel pain or not is still controversial, experts at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío in Seville have recently published a study in which they found that from the second trimester of pregnancy, the future baby already shows signs of pain when given a harmful stimulus or as a response to stress. The finding, the researchers…
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Advertisement With Dr. T. Berry Brazelton’s death this week, a little shy of his 100th birthday, obituaries have commented on his prominence as “America’s pediatrician,” on his many honors, which include recognition for his work with diverse populations around the world, and on his extraordinary ability to connect with infants and also with their parents. He was also beloved by pediatricians, and an extraordinary number…