Oct

13

2018
Opinion: The Doctor And The Boy In The Bubble

Opinion: The Doctor And The Boy In The Bubble

In his essay this week, NPR’s Scott Simon remembers William T. Shearer, who died this week at the age of 81. He was the doctor of “The Boy In The Bubble.” (Image credit: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive)


Oct

11

2018
How parenting affects antisocial behaviors in children

How parenting affects antisocial behaviors in children

In a recent study of the parental caregiving environment, researchers found that within identical twin pairs, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was at a greater risk for developing antisocial behaviors.


Oct

09

2018
When Giving Birth For The First Time, Push Away

When Giving Birth For The First Time, Push Away

There’s no benefit to delaying pushing after receiving epidural anesthesia and reaching full dilation. A delay increases the risk of complications, particularly for the mother, a large study finds. (Image credit: Getty Images)


Oct

08

2018
Pregnant women recognize baby expressions differently depending on mental health history

Pregnant women recognize baby expressions differently depending on mental health history

A pilot study has found that pregnant women who have suffered from depression or bipolar disorder (i.e. both mania and depression) recognize babies’ faces and how babies laugh or cry, differently to healthy controls. This happens even if they are not currently experiencing depressive or manic symptoms and may represent an early risk-factor for children of these women, although the authors stress that research would…

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