Category Archives: Science Daily


May

30

2019
Cold-parenting linked to premature aging, increased disease risk in offspring

Cold-parenting linked to premature aging, increased disease risk in offspring

New research suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years. The study found that the telomeres — protective caps on the ends of the strands of DNA — of subjects who considered their mothers’ parenting style as ‘cold’ were on average 25% smaller compared to those who reported having a mother whose parenting style they…

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May

28

2019
Why parents should teach their kids to give

Why parents should teach their kids to give

Teaching children how to appropriately give money away can help them develop valuable financial skills such as budgeting, and it may also contribute to their well-being later in life, according to a new study.


May

28

2019
Put more father friendly cues in OB/GYN offices

Put more father friendly cues in OB/GYN offices

A new study finds that by adding a few subtle cues to prenatal care waiting rooms, such as photos of men and babies, and pamphlets and magazines aimed toward men, OBGYNS can get fathers more involved in prenatal care and increase healthier outcomes for women and infants.


May

28

2019
Music helps to build the brains of very premature babies

Music helps to build the brains of very premature babies

In Switzerland, 1% of children are born ‘very prematurely.’ These children are at high risk of developing neuropsychological disorders. To help the brains of these newborns develop as well as possible despite the stressful environment of intensive care, researchers propose an original solution: music written especially for them. And the first results are surprising: medical imaging reveals that the neural networks of premature infants who…

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May

26

2019
Support needed for multiple-birth families to improve outcomes

Support needed for multiple-birth families to improve outcomes

Having multiple-birth babies can be a time of wonder and excitement, however, according to the first-ever international collaborative report released today, these babies and their families can face serious disadvantages compared to parents of single-birth babies.


May

24

2019
Stark social inequalities in children’s body mass index (BMI)

Stark social inequalities in children’s body mass index (BMI)

Researchers have found that socioeconomic inequalities in children’s body mass index (BMI) emerge during the preschool years and widen across childhood and into early adolescence. By analyzing data on height and weight (BMI) they found that lower maternal education was associated with faster gains in child body weight but lower height growth leading to a higher risk of overweight and obesity.



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