Dec

23

2016

Co-Working Spaces Add a Perk for Parents: Child Care

December 23, 2016 By RONDA KAYSEN Toddlers make terrible office mates, particularly if your office is in the living room of a railroad-style apartment. They are also not reliable companions at the neighborhood coffee shop, as Jacqui Smith, a publicist, discovered when her son had a meltdown while she tried to get some work done at Variety, a popular Brooklyn coffee roaster. “He started screaming…

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Dec

22

2016
Should I Stay Silent During One Child’s Populist Taunt of Another?

Should I Stay Silent During One Child’s Populist Taunt of Another?

December 22, 2016 Social Q’s By PHILIP GALANES My husband and I went to a Hanukkah party, where I witnessed the hosts’ son (about 12) tease a younger girl whose mother is Latina. “Pack your bags,” he said. “Trump is going to send you back to Mexico.” The girl told her mother, who confronted the hosts; the boy denied it. And it was left as…

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Dec

21

2016
For Kids’ Ear Infections, Longer Antibiotic Treatment Works Better

For Kids’ Ear Infections, Longer Antibiotic Treatment Works Better

Enlarge this image vgajic/Getty Images Researchers looking into whether a shorter course of antibiotics would treat young children’s ear infections as well as a longer course, found that not only was the shorter treatment less effective, it didn’t reduce antibiotic resistance or side effects. The study, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, comes as physicians and researchers are trying to come up…

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Dec

21

2016
In Texas, Students Help Provide Health Care For Refugees

In Texas, Students Help Provide Health Care For Refugees

Enlarge this image Third-year dental student Alex Dolbik checks the oral health of a patient at the Refugee Health Clinic in San Antonio. Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio Each Wednesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church on the north side of San Antonio, dozens of refugees from all over the world come for free care at the Refugee Health…

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Dec

20

2016
Mumps Bump: Cases Rise In Iowa, Illinois And Arkansas

Mumps Bump: Cases Rise In Iowa, Illinois And Arkansas

Enlarge this image The mumps virus is on the loose. Cases are popping up in Arkansas, Iowa and Illinois. Alissa Eckert/CDC hide caption toggle caption Alissa Eckert/CDC There’s a bump in the number of cases of the mumps this year in the United States. This highly infectious disease is much less hazardous than it was decades ago, but health officials are still reacting strongly to…

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Dec

20

2016
Examining toddler temperament around the globe

Examining toddler temperament around the globe

US babies tend to be more social and impulsive and more likely to enjoy highly stimulating activities than infants from Chile, South Korea, and Poland, according to a new study.


Dec

19

2016
Rare look at youth post detention is bleak

Rare look at youth post detention is bleak

A new study offers a bleak assessment in a rare look at the outcomes of delinquent youth five and 12 years after juvenile detention. Central to poor outcomes for the youth post detention are stark and persistent racial, ethnic and gender disparities, according to the massive study that began in the mid-1990s.


Dec

19

2016
Pregnancy leads to changes in the mother’s brain

Pregnancy leads to changes in the mother’s brain

A study directed by researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and IMIM is the first to reveal how pregnancy causes long-lasting alterations in brain structure, probably related to improving the mother’s ability to protect and interact with the child. The research was published in Nature Neuroscience. Pregnancy involves radical hormone surges and biological adaptations, but the effects on the brain are still unknown. In…

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Dec

19

2016

Pregnancy Alters Size and Structure of Brain, New Study Shows

By PAM BELLUCK December 19, 2016 Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain, altering the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others, according to a first-of-its-kind study published on Monday. Most of these changes remained two years after giving birth, at least into the babies’ toddler years. And the more pronounced the brain changes, the higher mothers scored on a measure of…

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Dec

19

2016
Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders

Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise, but its underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. A new comprehensive behavioral analyses asks if this increase could be connect to paternal aging.



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