Parents' mental health problems increase risk of reactive attachment disorder in children (IMIAGE)

Parents' mental health problems increase risk of reactive attachment disorder in children

Reactive attachment disorder is a disorder of social functioning where the child's ability to form normal attachment relationships is disrupted. RAD is characterised by ambivalence about seeking comfort from a caregiver, emotional withdrawal, lack of social approach, reduced positive affect, and unexplained fear or irritability.

by Staff Reporter

Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' challenged by new study (image)

Stepfathers' 'Cinderella effect' challenged by new study

Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are far more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents have been challenged by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

by Staff Reporter

Researchers identify early home and family factors that contribute to obesity (IMAGE)

Researchers identify early home and family factors that contribute to obesity

A new 21-year longitudinal study identified multiple risk factors related to the family and home environment associated with the timing and faster increase in body mass increase (BMI), ultimately leading to overweight or obesity in adulthood.

by Staff Reporter

Couple bonding

Researchers turn to newlywed couples to unravel questions about the chemistry of empathy and bonding

A new study out of UC Santa Barbara explores how an individual's genetics and brain activity correlate with altruistic behaviors directed toward romantic partners. The team found that pathways related to bonding in other animals showed up in humans, and may be involved in altruism more generally. The results appear in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience.

by Staff Reporter

Couple Argue

Maternal stress leads to overweight in children

Overweight is unhealthy. Yet more and more people in Germany are overweight, particularly children. As part of the LiNA mother-child study coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy.

by Staff Reporter

Couple

The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep

A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37).

by Staff Reporter

Couple

Let's talk about sex ... after childbirth

Resuming sexual activity after pregnancy isn't always like riding a bike, especially for mothers experiencing postpartum pain, fatigue and stress. Yet, many couples are led to believe there is a hard-and-fast point at which they can restart sexual intercourse, according to 70 in-depth interviews with women in South Carolina.

by Staff Reporter

Woman pregnant

Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher risk of pregnancy complications

Women who have undergone infertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications, according to new research published in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal)

by Staff Reporter

Alcohol

Beer brands popular among youth violate code with youth-appealing ads

Alcohol brands popular among underage drinkers are more likely to air television advertisements that violate the industry's voluntary code by including youth-appealing content, according to a new study by researchers from Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH).

by Staff Reporter

Clinical Guideline on Home Oxygen (IMAGE)

ATS publishes new clinical guideline on home oxygen for children

The American Thoracic Society has developed a new clinical practice guideline for home oxygen therapy for children. The guideline appears in the Feb. 1 edition of the Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

by Staff Reporter

1 in 10 Parents Say Their Child Has Gotten Sick from Eating Spoiled or Contaminated Food

One in 10 parents say their child has gotten sick from spoiled or contaminated food

National poll: Parents cite restaurants as most common source of food sickness in kids but just one-fourth check inspections before dining out

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Karen Fratantoni, M.D., M.P.H., a Children's pediatrician and the lead study author.

Depression among parents of newborns can persist 6 months after NICU discharge

Young parents who have less education and care for more than one child are more likely to have persistent symptoms of depression that linger six months after their newborn is discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a Children's National Health System research。

by Staff Reporter

Family Walking during Sunset

Legal system may lead many UK parents abroad to find a surrogate

As more and more parents travel overseas to find a surrogate, a new study published in Human Fertility is the first to compare the experiences of those who carry out surrogacy in the UK with those who go abroad. The research highlights important problems faced by parents, which could influence UK surrogacy law.

by Staff Reporter

Student Loans

Student Loans Are Not Just a Young Adult's Problem, Says Ameritech Financial

Young adults are not the only ones burdened by student loans. A new report reveals people over 45 years old still struggle with their student loans.

by Staff

Boyzone's Keith Duffy Has A Daughter With Autism

Boyzone Dad Keith Duffy Opens Up About Daughter With Autism, Tells Parents 'Stop Mourning' [VIDEOS]

Keith Duffy's daughter was diagnosed with autism at 18 months and she's now 17-years-old who recently earned her Junior Certificate.

by Amanda Moore

Ohio Preschool Teacher Fired

Child Abuse: Ohio School Fires Teacher Following Viral Photo Of Her Dragging Preschool Child

Alta Care Group immediately took action on the teacher who dragged a preschool child in the hallway.

by Amanda Moore

Sheryl Sandberg Says To Marry Nerds And Good Guys

Relationship Tip: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Explains Why It's Best To 'Marry The Nerds'

Sheryl Sandberg was married to a "nerd," Dave Goldberg, the CEO of SurveyMonkey, who suddenly died due to cardiac arrhythmia in 2015.

by Amanda Moore

$8 Million-Worth Secret Shelter For Domestic Violence Victims Opens In New York

$8 Million-Worth Secret Shelter For Domestic Violence Victims Opens In New York

Equipped with 48 beds, conference rooms, private lounges, playrooms and even a place for pets, the Shill Family Building is open to operate for victims of violence.

by Olivia Etienne

Rare Infection From A Fly Bite

Rare Virus Infection Side Effect: Husband Forgets Kids, Wife Of Over 30 Years Due To Fly Bite [VIDEO]

Gary Newman contracted encephalitis, a rare infection, from an insect bite in 2015.

by Amanda Moore

Freddie Prinze Jr. And wife Sarah Michelle Gellar

Freddie Prinze Jr. And Sarah Michelle Gellar's Hollywood Marriage Is 15 Years -- What's Their Secret?

Freddie Prinze Jr. And Sarah Michelle Gellar met in 1997 and became friends first before dating and marrying in 2002. The couple has two kids, Charlotte Grace, 7, and Rocky James, 4.

by Amanda Moore

Richard Branson Has Dyslexia

Billionaire Richard Branson Says Dyslexia Not A Disadvantage But 'A Different Way Of Thinking'

Virgin CEO Richard Branson opened up about his dyslexia struggles before and now he's launching a new endeavor to help individuals struggling with the disorder.

by Amanda Moore

DaddyOFive Founders Issue Public Apology

Child Abuse: YouTube Pranker DaddyOFive Loses Custody Of 2 Kids To Their Biological Mom

Rose Hall, the biological mom of Cody and Emma, said DaddyOFive Mike and his wife Heather Martin told her kids she didn't love or want them.

by Amanda Moore

Mom Shares Her Reality In Parenting A Child With Special Needs: 'It Feels Like Drowning'

Mom Shares Her Reality In Parenting A Child With Special Needs: 'It Feels Like Drowning'

Jamie Ingledue tells all of how taking care of a child with special needs feels too overwhelming.

by Olivia Etienne

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