Caregivers need only ‘get it right’ 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby, new research finds.
A new study has found evidence that children under 3 years old are most the vulnerable to the effects of adversity — experiences including poverty, family and financial instability, and abuse — on their epigenetic profiles, chemical tags that alter gene expression and may have consequences for future mental health.
In a study looking at the daily lives of new parents, researchers found that getting more physical activity and sleep was linked with more personal well-being. However, fathers who slept more on average than other fathers reported lower overall well-being and less closeness with their partner and child. Additionally, on days when mothers exercised more than usual, there was a higher chance of an argument.
New research finds that women and mice both shift their daily schedules earlier by up to a few hours during the first third of their pregnancy. A new study shows how impending motherhood induces changes in daily timing of a mother which, when disrupted, may put a pregnancy at risk.
A major new study has identified a link between kids who hear high quantities of adult speech and better nonverbal abilities such as reasoning, numeracy and shape awareness.
Obesity and emotional problems, such as feelings of low mood and anxiety, tend to develop hand-in-hand from as young as age seven years.
Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging.
Allopregnanolone, a hormone made by the placenta late in pregnancy, is such a potent neurosteroid that disrupting its steady supply to the developing fetus can leave it vulnerable to brain injuries associated with autism spectrum disorder, according to new research.
Short period of parental sexual contact prior to pregnancy increases offspring risk of schizophrenia
Children may be at a slightly increased risk of schizophrenia when their parents were in sexual contact for less than three years before conceiving them, according to new research.
Behavioral problems in young people with severe antisocial behavior — known as conduct disorder — could be caused by differences in the brain’s wiring that link the brain’s emotional centers together, according to new research.