Preliminary evidence from a new national study suggests that external food cue responsiveness is measurable by parental report in preschool-age children. Responsiveness was greater among children with, versus without, usual TV advertisement exposure. These results may provide a better understanding of how an obesogenic food environment shapes the development of children’s eating behaviors at a young age.
Preschoolers who watch TV sleep significantly less than those who don’t, according to new research.
A history of eating disorders and body image concerns before or during pregnancy are associated with future depressive symptoms among mothers, finds a new study.
This year’s measles outbreak is the largest in recent memory. But from 1989 to 1991, more than 55,000 people people got measles. Federal funding, and parents embracing vaccines, halted the outbreak. (Image credit: Seth Wenig/AP)
It was a warm, wet winter this year across much of the country, which means more snakes and a higher risk of bites. Here are some tips for avoiding vipers and their venom. (Image credit: kristianbell/RooM RF/Getty Images)
Thousands of people are enjoying the dance of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who was thrilled with a new prosthetic leg. The ongoing story of civilian (and child) casualties doesn’t get the same attention. (Image credit: Ruchi Kumar for NPR)
Teens who experience cyberbullying are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, which in turn raises levels of depression, found a new study.
In a study of women in Denmark with and without migraines who became pregnant, migraines were associated with an increased risk of pregnancy-associated hypertension disorders in the mother. Also, in newborns, maternal migraine was associated with an increased risk of a variety of adverse outcomes, including low birth weight, preterm birth, cesarean delivery, respiratory distress syndrome, and febrile seizures.
Interactions between a mother and her child have been linked to cognitive outcomes in childhood, but little work has looked at farther-reaching effects. In a new study that examined data from the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, more positive mother-child interactions during the first 16 years of life predicted higher education in adulthood, which predicted less decline in episodic memory, or the memory of autobiographical events.
Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with substance abuse are at greater risk of overdosing.