Scientists report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months of age efficiently and accurately process two languages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking a combination of opioids (strong prescription painkillers) and psychotropic medications (widely used to treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression) during pregnancy is associated with a greater risk of drug withdrawal in newborns, finds a study.
Early intervention services for children with disabilities or developmental delays are focused on being family centered and are ideally conducted in the home setting. Even so, fathers — custodial or noncustodial — are often left out of the process.
Researchers have discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation.
For infants with skull flattening related to sleep position, starting helmet therapy at a younger age, especially before 24 weeks, increases the treatment success rate, suggests a study.
Physical discipline experienced during infancy can negatively impact temperament and behavior among children in the fifth grade and into their teenage years, new research indicates.