Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

07

2017
Media portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic

Media portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic

Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women unrealistic, women said in a new study. Exposure to unrealistic images and messages fostered a host of negative emotions, such as self-consciousness about their bodies and feelings of depression, frustration and hopelessness when they were unable to lose weight as rapidly after childbirth as celebrities purportedly do.


Aug

07

2017
Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

Automated measure of nighttime oxygen levels could speed diagnosis of sleep apnea

Computer analysis of oxygen levels in the blood during sleep could — by itself — provide an easy, relatively inexpensive and sufficiently reliable way to determine which children who snore habitually could benefit from a diagnosis and treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. This approach was most accurate for children with severe apnea.


Aug

04

2017
Parents have more conflicts with their in-laws than do childless couples

Parents have more conflicts with their in-laws than do childless couples

Intergenerational relations include various forms of help and support but also tensions and conflicts. Although relations with in-laws are the subject of many anecdotes and proverbs across cultures, they remain little studied in contemporary societies. A new study investigates how being a parent is associated with conflicts between family generations.


Aug

03

2017
Could mutations and inherited genes play a role in cerebral palsy?

Could mutations and inherited genes play a role in cerebral palsy?

Hemiplegic cerebral palsy hampers movement in one side of a person’s body. In the first genetic study of its kind to exclusively focus on those with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, a group of researchers has investigated the genetic differences and hereditary factors involved in this neurodevelopmental condition.



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