May

14

2019
Novel scale correlates children’s snacking behaviors with external food cues

Novel scale correlates children’s snacking behaviors with external food cues

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.


May

10

2019
A Very Happy Viral Video With A Sad Back Story

A Very Happy Viral Video With A Sad Back Story

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)


May

09

2019
Migraines may increase risk of pregnancy complications

Migraines may increase risk of pregnancy complications

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.


May

09

2019
The enduring effects of mother-child interactions as children become adults

The enduring effects of mother-child interactions as children become adults

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.



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