Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring

Low levels of oxygen in the womb - which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia - may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests.

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Mothers of fussy babies at higher risk of depressive symptoms (Image)

Mothers of fussy babies at higher risk of depressive symptoms

Study explores whether a baby's level of prematurity in combination with infant fussiness may influence the severity of maternal depressive symptoms.

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Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems (IMAGE)

Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems

New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at greater risk of developing alcohol problems. However, the link between anxiety and later binge drinking and later frequency and quantity of drinking was more inconclusive.

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Does 'pay-to-play' put sports, extracurricular activities out of reach for some students?

1 in 6 middle and high school students don't participate in activities; students from low-income households have twice the level of non-participation as peers

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Expectant mothers can prevent fetal brain problems caused by the flu

CU research finds choline, an essential nutrient, prevents problems in the baby's brain development when the mother has the flu during pregnancy

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Research finds simple urine test allows for rapid diagnosis of world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world's deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health.

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Thirdhand smoke residue exposes children to chemicals

Researchers with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati find that indoor smoking bans may not fully protect children

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Two studies reveal pregnant women bear greater risk of hemorrhagic stroke

Pregnant women face a much greater risk of having a fatal, but less common, type of stroke caused by bleeding into the brain, according to results of two studies presented by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) at the International Stroke Conference 2019.

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Virtual reality a promising tool for reducing fears and phobia in autism

In a new pilot study, autistic adults showed real-life, functional improvement after a combination treatment approach that included graded exposure to fear and anxiety-producing experiences in a virtual reality environment.

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Prenatal exposure to plastics linked to motor skill deficiencies at age 11

Scientists with the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health (CCCEH) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health report motor skills problems in children exposed during pregnancy to plasticizer chemicals known as phthalates that are widely used in personal care products like moisturizers and lipstick, as well as plastic containers and children's toys.

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Has screen time increased for young children and on what screen?

Children younger than 6 spend most of their screen time watching TV. That's the finding of a new study that assessed screen time in young children in 1997 and in 2014, before and after mobile devices were widely available.

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Drinking contexts associated with early onset of alcohol intoxication among adolescents

Early onset drinking, drinking and intoxication at an early age among adolescents, has been identified as a primary risk for later heavy drinking, alcohol problems, and alcohol dependence among youth and young adults.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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)

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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).

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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.

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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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