A new study found immigrants reported fewer potentially health-harming adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, violence, or divorce, than native-born Americans. The findings suggest immigrants may experience different forms of stress early in life than do those born in the United States.
The Asking Saves Kids (ASK) campaign is effective in increasing parents’ comfort level in asking if there is a gun where their child plays, according to research.
Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.
September 15, 2017 By KIA ABDULLAH London — I sit on the bottom stair of my mother’s house, my plate of rice balanced gently on one knee, as chaos unfolds around me. Madiha is crying after a thwarted nap, Arif is whizzing up the stairs with Zayn not far behind, Mizan is whimpering for the iPad, and Sara needs a nappy change. People are everywhere:…
Researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
By ADAM BAIDAWI September 13, 2017 MELBOURNE, Australia — It was a scene that plays out nearly every day in schoolyards across Australia: A couple, standing among a dozen other parents, waited for the final school bell to ring. On cue, Reid Duggan-Tierney, 7, came bounding out of school last Friday and ran toward Michael and Jarrad Duggan-Tierney — his fathers. The Duggan-Tierneys are one of around…
Enlarge this image FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency will close a loophole that lets drug manufacturers skip pediatric testing in some drugs intended for children. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is changing the way it approves medicines known as “orphan drugs” after revelations that drugmakers may be abusing a law intended to help…
New research identifies a potential biomarker that predicts atypical development in 1- to 2-month-old infants at high versus low familial risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Enlarge this image Campylobacter infections are common in dogs, cats and people. joshblake/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption joshblake/Getty Images We don’t usually think of adorable puppies as disease vectors, but they might actually be making people sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a Campylobacter outbreak in people and its link to puppies purchased from a chain of pet stores. According…
The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital for healthy development, has been identified by a team of researchers.