Research raises new concerns about the vulnerability of the preterm brain to hypoxia. Results confirm that brain cells do not die as previously believed. Rather, hippocampal cells fail to mature normally, causing a reduction in long-term potentiation, or the cellular basis of how the brain learns.
As more than 30 states have liberalized marijuana laws, the use and potency of the drug have increased. The Surgeon General says there’s no safe amount of marijuana for adolescents and pregnant women. (Image credit: Jane Khomi/Getty Images)
They live in the lead-contaminated village of Kabwe, Zambia. A World Bank loan for lead clean-up offered reason for hope. A new report assesses the current situation. (Image credit: Courtesy of Pure Earth)
Researchers look at preeclampsia when it coincides with type 1 diabetes. By studying patients with elevated lipoproteins, these researchers determined that the diabetic patients with a certain phenotype were at greater risk for preeclampsia. But by monitoring these patients, physicians can take proactive measures to keep their blood pressure down which lowers the patient’s risk for a stroke or seizure during delivery.
They may all be in the same classroom together, but each child in preschool may have a very different experience, a new study suggests. The researchers documented these different experiences using a novel technique in the classroom: They had children wear a video camera on their head for two hours on one day to see what the class was like from the child’s perspective.
When the daily stress of parenting becomes chronic it can turn into parental burnout, an intense exhaustion that leads parents to feel detached from their children and unsure of their parenting abilities, according to new research. This type of burnout can have serious consequences for both parent and child, increasing parental neglect, harm, and thoughts about escape.
‘Will the baby be OK?’ In cases of prenatal opioid exposure, the answer is unclear. Developmental psychologists collected and reviewed 52 publications to identify what’s known so far about how prenatal opioid exposure affects childhood outcomes and development.
Research shows that starting infants as young as 3 weeks old on the ketogenic diet is effective in treating epilepsy.
Both elementary school children and middle school children are less likely to have concentration problems and behavioral issues at the end of a school year if their parents made a greater effort to be engaged with their schooling earlier in the year.
Researchers have found that as premature babies grow, their mental health may be related less to the medical challenges they face after birth than to the environment the babies enter once they leave the neonatal intensive care unit.