Category Archives: Science Daily


Mar

28

2017
Evaluation between maternal mental health and discharge readiness

Evaluation between maternal mental health and discharge readiness

Each year, more than 450,000 babies are born preterm in the U.S., many of whom spend days, weeks or even months in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The mothers of these infants are at increased risk for maternal mental health disorders including depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress, which could impact their transition home to care for their infant. New research indicates that mothers with…

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Mar

28

2017
Entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children

Entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children

A multidisciplinary study, run by researcher Marja-Liisa Halko from the University of Helsinki, asks whether entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children. The study used functional MRIs to study the brain activity of fathers and high-growth entrepreneurs. Fathers were shown pictures of their own children as well as other children they knew. Entrepreneurs were shown pictures of their own companies and other companies…

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Mar

27

2017
Children born to single mothers benefit when biological father joins family

Children born to single mothers benefit when biological father joins family

Some of the negative consequences on the wellbeing of a child born to a single mother can be reduced if their biological father joins and stays with the family according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). However, if the biological father subsequently leaves or a stepfather joins the family instead, these children, on average, do no better cognitively…

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Mar

27

2017
The importance of relating to others: Why we only learn to understand other people after the age of four

The importance of relating to others: Why we only learn to understand other people after the age of four

When we are around four years old we suddenly start to understand that other people think and that their view of the world is often different from our own. Researchers in Leiden and Leipzig have explored how that works. Publication in Nature Communications on 21 March. At around the age of four we suddenly do what three-year-olds are unable to do: put ourselves in someone…

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Mar

21

2017
Older mothers are better mothers

Older mothers are better mothers

The result should be seen in conjunction with the widespread recommendation not to have children too late. This recommendation is based on knowledge about e.g. declining fertility and the health risks during pregnancy and while giving birth which are associated with advanced maternal age. “However, when estimating the consequences of the rising maternal age it’s important to consider both the physical and psychosocial pros and…

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Mar

21

2017
Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression

Clinical interviews effective in predicting postpartum depression

For non-depressed, pregnant women with histories of major depressive disorder, preventive treatment with antidepressants may not necessarily protect against postpartum depression, according to new research. In addition, asking questions about daily activities — especially work — appears to be an effective screening tool for helping doctors identify women at risk of depression after they have their babies.


Mar

21

2017
Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

Like all parents, couples who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share the ups and downs of parenting. A new study by Waisman Center researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD. “I think we can use these findings…

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Mar

21

2017
Food insecurity in early childhood linked to young children’s skills in kindergarten

Food insecurity in early childhood linked to young children’s skills in kindergarten

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to fuel a healthy and active lifestyle. A new study has found that children who experience food insecurity in early childhood are more likely to start…

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Mar

21

2017
Infections during pregnancy may interfere with genes linked to prenatal brain development

Infections during pregnancy may interfere with genes linked to prenatal brain development

If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection — but this self-defence mechanism may also have a small influence how her child’s brain develops in the womb, in ways that are similar to how the brain develops in autism spectrum disorders. Now, an international team of researchers has shown why this may be…

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Mar

20

2017
Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids

Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids

A new study published online by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from January 2000 through December 2015, averaging 32 calls a day or one every 45 minutes. The good news is…

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