Category Archives: Archived


Nov

01

2016
Premature Births Rise Once Again, Despite Efforts To Prevent Them

Premature Births Rise Once Again, Despite Efforts To Prevent Them

Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death in the U.S. and also can cause lifelong disabilities. Anthony Saffery/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Anthony Saffery/Getty Images The number of preterm births in the United States rose in 2015 for the first time in eight years, according to data presented Tuesday by the March of Dimes. Babies born too early face a risk of…

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Nov

01

2016

Nov 1, Learning by doing: How outdoor play can prepare kids for achievement in STEM.

The Parenting Science news feed alerts you to updates on the Parenting Science website and to new blog posts or articles written by Gwen Dewar about parenting and child development topics. If you’d like to subscribe to the Parenting Science news feed, RIGHT-click on the RSS button (the last black button listed under the heading “Follow Us” to the right of this text) and paste…

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Oct

31

2016

Many Parents Reluctant To Test Newborn DNA For Disease Risk

We’re getting closer to the day when doctors can check a baby’s entire genetic code to look for diseases that might develop during childhood or even later. But some parents are reluctant to do these tests. Source:Many Parents Reluctant To Test Newborn DNA For Disease Risk


Oct

31

2016
More Children Are Being Poisoned By Prescription Opioids

More Children Are Being Poisoned By Prescription Opioids

Enlarge this image Teenagers are most at risk for opioid poisoning, but the rate more than doubled for toddlers from 1997 to 2012. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hero Images/Getty Images Young children and teenagers are increasingly likely to be poisoned by opioid painkillers that are often prescribed for other family members, a study finds. The number of children hospitalized for opioid poisoning…

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Oct

31

2016
More Children Are Being Poisoned By Prescription Opoioids

More Children Are Being Poisoned By Prescription Opoioids

Enlarge this image Teenagers are most at risk for opioid poisoning, but the rate more than doubled for toddlers from 1997 to 2012. Hero Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hero Images/Getty Images Young children and teenagers are increasingly likely to be poisoned by opioid painkillers that are often prescribed for other family members, a study finds. The number of children hospitalized for opioid poisoning…

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Oct

31

2016

Every Family Has a Witching Hour

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Every parent knows that at certain times of day — the time between naps or after dinner — life gets a little more challenging. Source:Every Family Has a Witching Hour


Oct

31

2016
300 Million Children Are Breathing 'Extremely Toxic' Air, UNICEF Says

300 Million Children Are Breathing 'Extremely Toxic' Air, UNICEF Says

Enlarge this image A child walks past a dessert stand on a hazy day in Beijing earlier this month. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption toggle caption Ng Han Guan/AP Some 300 million children around the world are breathing highly toxic air, according to a new report from UNICEF. The report, which uses satellite imagery to determine the impacted areas, says these children live in places…

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Oct

31

2016

The Witching Hour

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Parents may feel alone in their late-afternoon family challenges, but many others are going through the same thing. Source:The Witching Hour


Oct

31

2016

Dealing With the Death of a Child

October 31, 2016 To the Editor: Re “Children Don’t Always Live” (Sunday Review, Oct. 23): Jayson Greene’s essay made me feel as if my father were reaching out to me from the other side, offering me an explanation he was never able to give in this life. He, too, had a piece of his heart taken when his first child was killed suddenly by an…

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Oct

31

2016
Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

Would You Want To Know The Secrets Hidden In Your Baby's Genes?

Enlarge this image Scott Bakal for NPR Just about every day, genetic counselor Shawn Fayer heads to the maternity ward at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and tries to convince new parents to give him a blood sample. Fayer is offering gene sequencing for newborns. It gives parents a tantalizing look at their baby’s genetic information. New parents Lauren and Ian Patrick, from Marion,…

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