Jan

20

2017
FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled

FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled

Enlarge this image Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption stock_colors/Getty Images For many pregnant women, understanding what seafood is safe and healthy, and what should be avoided because of mercury concerns comes…

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Jan

19

2017
Study discusses model for understanding nutrition and brain development

Study discusses model for understanding nutrition and brain development

For nearly a decade, researchers have studied the piglet as a translational model to understand which aspects of early brain development are affected by nutrition interventions. In a recent review article, investigators provide background for the work they do with nutrition and neurodevelopment using the piglet as a model.


Jan

19

2017

After Losing a Foster Child, Contemplating Another

January 19, 2017 By MEGHAN MORAVCIK WALBERT He’s sitting on a couch with his brothers, presumably in the home in which he’s now growing up. The photo has a graininess to it that is reminiscent of photos from the 1980s, but this picture is much more recent than that. It’s the first visual I’ve had of my former foster son since I hugged him goodbye….

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Jan

19

2017
Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study shows

Teenagers who access mental health services see significant improvements, study shows

Young people with mental health problems who have contact with mental health services are significantly less likely to suffer from clinical depression later in their adolescence than those with equivalent difficulties who do not receive treatment, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. This comes as Prime Minister Theresa May announced measures to improve mental health support at every stage of a person’s…

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Jan

19

2017

A Grandmother’s Secret Turmeric Prescription

January 19, 2017 By TEJAL RAO I want to tell you that I don’t really believe in the magical properties of turmeric, that I was radicalized when I was only a child. Turmeric was prescribed to me weekly at my grandmother’s house in Nairobi — dumped into a pot of sweetened, simmering milk, or smushed with ginger powder and bronze, crystallized gur, the delicious raw…

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Jan

18

2017
Mapping brain in preemies may predict later disability

Mapping brain in preemies may predict later disability

Scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later, according to a new study.


Jan

18

2017
Mandarin makes you more musical?

Mandarin makes you more musical?

Mandarin makes you more musical — and at a much earlier age than previously thought. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don’t’ rush just yet to sign your kids up for Chinese lessons instead of piano.


Jan

18

2017
Should My Slightly Sick Child Stay Home? The Rules Often Conflict

Should My Slightly Sick Child Stay Home? The Rules Often Conflict

Enlarge this image The American Academy of Pediatrics’ guidelines on when children should stay home are more liberal than many day care centers. Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Thanasis Zovoilis/Getty Images Cold and flu season means plenty of parents are trying to figure out whether their kid is too sick to go to child care or school. It’s not always an easy call….

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Jan

18

2017
Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Gestational diabetes increases risk for postpartum depression

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Karolinska Institutet have found that gestational diabetes raises the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) in first-time mothers. This is the largest study of its kind to date, including more than 700,000 women. The results were published online in the journal Depression and Anxiety. The researchers also established that women with a history of…

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