Feb

06

2017
When Old Medicine Goes Bad

When Old Medicine Goes Bad

Enlarge this image Heat and steam from your shower or shave can rob medicine of its potency long before the drug’s expiration date. Angela Cappetta/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Angela Cappetta/Getty Images Most of us have reached for a painkiller, at one time or another, only to discover the date on the label shows it’s expired. But what does an “expiration” date on medicine…

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Feb

03

2017
Personality traits ‘contagious’ among children

Personality traits ‘contagious’ among children

When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others’ personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers. The study, published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, suggests personality is shaped by environment and not just genes. “Our finding, that personality traits are ‘contagious’ among children, flies in the face of common assumptions that personality…

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Feb

02

2017
Overnights at dad’s home benefit divorced mothers, fathers and their babies

Overnights at dad’s home benefit divorced mothers, fathers and their babies

In the aftermath of a separation or divorce there are real choices that need to be made about where the children will spend the night. When children are infants and toddlers, some parents and some prominent psychologists worry that frequent overnights at the father’s home might disturb the relationship with mother. But new research from Arizona State University shows that children of divorce, no matter…

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Feb

02

2017
Researchers outline new policies for earlier detection of autism in children

Researchers outline new policies for earlier detection of autism in children

The earlier that autism is diagnosed and treated in children, the better outcomes they will experience for future relationships and careers. However, most children aren’t detected and diagnosed with ASD until around age four, with children from economically disadvantaged or minority backgrounds detected and diagnosed up to two years later, on average. Researchers recommend that children be universally screened for ASD at 18 months and…

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Feb

02

2017
How parenting styles influence our attitudes to marriage

How parenting styles influence our attitudes to marriage

Research from Japan has revealed how different parenting styles can affect marriage rates and desired number of children. This research was led by Project Professor NISHIMURA Kazuo (Kobe University) and Professor YAGI Tadashi (Doshisha University). It was carried out as part of the RIETI project “Fundamental Research for Sustainable Economic Growth in Japan,” using data from an online survey of 10,000 people carried out in…

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Feb

01

2017
Contest For Biz Students Is All About Umbilical Cord Stumps

Contest For Biz Students Is All About Umbilical Cord Stumps

Enlarge this image A newborn has its umbilical cord cut after birth in a Nigerian hospital. In a contest last week, MBA students came up with plans to get moms and dads to use an antiseptic on the cord stump to ward off infection. Courtesy of Karen Kasmauski/USAID’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Karen Kasmauski/USAID’s flagship Maternal and…

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Feb

01

2017
Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD

Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD

Parents of children with “critical” congenital heart defects — which require at least one cardiac surgery — are at high risk for mental health problems, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression, according to research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Health professionals know that mental health issues in parents can lead…

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Feb

01

2017
Which Genes Make You Taller? A Whole Bunch Of Them, It Turns Out

Which Genes Make You Taller? A Whole Bunch Of Them, It Turns Out

Enlarge this image Giordano Poloni/Ikon Images/Getty Images When scientists first read out the human genome 15 years ago, there were high hopes that we’d soon understand how traits like height are inherited. It hasn’t been easy. A huge effort to find height-related genes so far only explains a fraction of this trait. Now scientists say they’ve made some more headway. And the effort is not…

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