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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Parenting in the Age of Legal Pot: Household Rules, Conversations Help Guide Teen Use

Feb. 7, 2019 — The legalization of marijuana in Washington state in 2012 gave parents the opportunity for a new teachable moment. Many say that as society has become more permissive, they want information and ... read more

Effects of Teenage Motherhood May Last Multiple Generations

Feb. 6, 2019 — The grandchildren of adolescent mothers have lower school readiness scores than their peers, according to a new ... read more

Touch Biographies Reveal Transgenerational Nature of Touch

Feb. 6, 2019 — The way we feel about being touched -- and the way we touch others -- are shaped by our personal and generational affective history. Touch inequalities, too, are often transmitted through ... read more

Positive Findings With Dasotraline for ADHD in Children Ages 6-12

Feb. 4, 2019 — A new study in children aged 6 to 12 years of dasotraline, a promising new treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), showed significant improvement in efficacy in the treatment ... read more

Time Parents Spend With Children Key to Academic Success

Feb. 4, 2019 — The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. Researchers analyzed data on children in Israel ... read more

Persistent Low Body Weight in Young Kids Increases Risk for Anorexia Nervosa Later, Study Finds

Jan. 31, 2019 — A new study has found that a persistent low body mass index (BMI) in children, starting as young as age 2 for boys and 4 for girls, may be a risk factor for the development of anorexia nervosa in ... read more

Babies Who Hear Two Languages at Home Develop Advantages in Attention

Jan. 30, 2019 — In the study, infants who are exposed to more than one language show better attentional control than infants who are exposed to only one language. This means that exposure to bilingual environments ... read more

Newborn Babies Have Inbuilt Ability to Pick out Words

Jan. 29, 2019 — Newborn babies are born with the innate skills needed to pick out words from language, a new study ... read more

Children Looking at Screens in Darkness Before Bedtime Are at Risk of Poor Sleep

Jan. 29, 2019 — Preteens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all ... read more

Giving Children the Skills They Need to Tackle Life's Toughest Challenges

Jan. 25, 2019 — Mental health is not just an adult issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the last 15 years among girls 10 to 14 years of age in the ... read more

Genetic Risk for ADHD Manifest in Brain Structure in Childhood

Jan. 24, 2019 — There is only scant scientific evidence on whether the genetic risk for developing specific psychiatric disorders or cognitive traits is manifest in brain structure from childhood and, to date, ... read more

Children Shape Their Learning Environment

Jan. 24, 2019 — Researchers are exploring how parents and children influence each other when they interact, and the longer term impact this has on language ... read more

Teens' Same-Gender Friendships Key to Later Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships

Jan. 24, 2019 — A new longitudinal study sought to identify the factors in adolescence that best predicted who would and would not have a satisfying romantic life in their late 20s. The study found that the skills ... read more

Emergency Caesareans Put New Mothers at Higher Risk of Developing Postnatal Depression

Jan. 23, 2019 — A major study provides new evidence that emergency C-sections put new mothers at greater risk of experiencing mental health problems after giving ... read more

Supplement Makes (Mouse) Moms' Milk Better; Pups Benefit for Life

Jan. 22, 2019 — Giving nursing mouse mothers a supplement called nicotinamide riboside (NR) promotes maternal weight loss, boosts milk production and quality, and leads to long-lasting physical, neurological, and ... read more

Long Periods of Undisturbed Sleep During Pregnancy May Be Associated With Stillbirth

Jan. 18, 2019 — Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, a new international study ... read more

How Bad Will My Postpartum Depression Be in 12 Months?

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study was able to successfully predict -- with 72.8 percent accuracy -- if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth. The scientists ... read more

Fighting Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders on Multiple Levels

Jan. 16, 2019 — Over the past several decades, it's become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just "baby blues." ... read more

Controlling Children's Behavior With Screen Time Leads to More Screen Time, Study Reveals

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers investigated the impact of parenting practices on the amount of time young children spend in front of screens. They found a majority of parents use screen time to control behavior, ... read more

Mice Sleeping Fitfully Provide Clues to Insomnia

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers working with mice with sleep problems similar to those experienced by people with the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) -- believe the animals will help shed light on ... read more

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