Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

15

2019
Predictability of parent interaction positively influences child’s development

Predictability of parent interaction positively influences child’s development

Scientists have investigated the impact of the predictability of parent interaction on a child’s development. The study showed that a higher predictability of the parent’s interaction signals in infancy was associated with the child’s ability to better control and regulate their own actions and emotions.


Aug

14

2019
Guidelines for treatment of migraine in children and teens

Guidelines for treatment of migraine in children and teens

For children and teens with migraine, the pain and symptoms that accompany migraine attacks can be debilitating, resulting in missed school days, absence from social or sporting events, and affected home activities. Now the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Headache Society have developed two guidelines that include recommendations for preventing and treating migraine in children and teens.


Aug

13

2019
Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby

Naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy, favorable for mom, baby

Infants born to mothers taking naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder during pregnancy developed no signs of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) during their hospitalization, a new study shows. In comparison to infants of mothers taking buprenorphine during pregnancy, infants exposed to naltrexone had shorter hospital stays, and mothers reported no use of other opioids during their pregnancy.


Aug

12

2019
A licence to parent?

A licence to parent?

It’s a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. Researchers say that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems.


Aug

06

2019
Thyroid screening may not be needed in all youth with psychiatric disorders

Thyroid screening may not be needed in all youth with psychiatric disorders

A new study looks at the prevalence of abnormal thyroid function in youth with severe mood and anxiety disorder. It is the largest study to date of this population and will help mental health professionals better understand the predictors of abnormal thyroid function, like weight gain, family history, or treatment with specific medications.



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