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Parental Divorce Affects Boys' Health Later In Life
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Adult men who had their parents divorced before they turned 18 are at a significantly higher risk of suffering a stroke when compared to men whose parents stayed married, claim scientists from the University of Toronto.

For Autistic Youth Transition to Adulthood Is Very Rocky
by Margarita Nahapetyan
One in three adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) do not have post-secondary education and have no paying job or technical training nearly seven years after high school graduation, says a new research.

Pregnancy Obesity May Be Linked to Autism In Children
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Women, who suffer from excess weight or have Type 2 or gestational diabetes during pregnancy, are at an increased risk of having a child with developmental disorders such as autism, found a new research into the sobering risks of obesity in pregnancy.

Abused Children Age Prematurely
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Children, who are exposed to multiple instances of early-life violence and abuse, age fast on a cellular level, experiencing wear and tear to their DNA, found a new study by North Carolina's Duke University scientists.

Baby Body Signs; The Head to Toe Guide to Your Child's Health: from Birth Through the Toddler Years
Part 1by Jacqueline Egan, Joan Liebmann-Smith
MOST NEW PARENTS-WHETHER FIRST-TIME moms and dads or not - are understandably a bit paranoid about the health of their babies. Babies are tiny, fragile, and helpless beings. If they're not feeling well or are in pain, they can't tell anyone what's

The Movement of Imperfection
The Movement of Imperfection Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children
by Patricia Konjoian, Gina Gallagher
The Movement of Imperfection They are here. There. And everywhere. You can hear them buzzing at spelling bees. Running at the mouth at track meets. Even trumpeting at concerts. They are the parents of those "perfect" kids. You know them - those

The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce
Part 1by Richard A. Gardner, M.D.
Introduction for Boys and Girls My name is Dr. Richard Gardner. I am a child psychiatrist. For those of you who don't know what that is, a child psychiatrist is a special kind of doctor who tries to help children who have troubles and worries. Some of

Teen Alcohol Drinking May Cause Breast Disease
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Results of a new study by U.S. scientists show that female teenagers who consume alcohol are putting themselves at higher risk of developing breast disease later in life, a condition that is a known risk factor for cancer.

Part-Time Working Mothers Have Healthier Children
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Mothers who work part-time are raising much healthier kids when compared to mothers who stay at home or those who have a full-time job, a new Australian study has found.

Sinus Infections Can Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome In Children
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Sinus infections can put kids at an increased risk of developing toxic shock syndrome, report the scientists from the United States, who state that sinus infections might be responsible for more than 20 per cent of all cases of toxic shock syndrome

Unvaccinated Children At Higher Risk Of Illnesses
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Children whose parents do not want to immunize them are 23 times more likely to develop the whooping cough, or pertussis, compared to those kids who have all their vaccinations done on time, U.S. researchers reported last week.

Flu Vaccine Doesn't Work For All Children
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Flu vaccine can triple the risk of hospitalization for children, and especially the ones with asthma, when compared with kids who have not received the shot, according to a new study by the U.S. scientists at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Obese Mothers Put Their Babies At Asthma Risk
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Children born to mothers with obesity may be at an increased risk of respiratory problems and, in particular, asthma, according to new findings presented on May 19 at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.

Change In Vaccine Order Affects Infants' Response To Pain
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Canadian doctors say that the certain order in which vaccine injections are being administered to infants, affects their response to pain. According to scientists, infants who receive the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) following the combination

Baby Boys Are Weaker Biologically Than Baby Girls
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new study by Tel Aviv University (TAU) School of Medicine, offers scientific evidence that baby boys are born with a bigger package of associated risks than their female counterparts.

Parental Divorce Affects Children's Education
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Couples who are about to get divorced should know that their decision could have a negative impact on their child's long-term academic performance, reports a new study by two Canadian Universities.

Water Fountains At Schools Help Kids Stay Lean
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Installing water fountains at schools, and teaching children about the health benefits of water, could reduce their risk for getting extra unnecessary pounds, reports a new study that is published in the latest issue of the journal Pediatrics.

Lead Levels Go Down In Children
by Margarita Nahapetyan
New government report shows unbelievable progress concerning children's health - far fewer kids have dangerously high levels of lead compared to the numbers of 20 years going back. Lead is a toxic metal that has been widely used in thousands of products,

Hearing Problems Linked To Vision Problems In KIds
by Margarita Nahapetyan
About 20 per cent of all the kids with sensorineural hearing loss also have eye disorders, a new study has reported in the February issue of Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

Cell Phones Pose Dangers For Kids On The Road
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Children who talk on a cell phone while crossing a street are at a higher risk to get hit by a vehicle, according to psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The study included 77 children ages 10 and 11, who completed a dozen of virtual

Breastfeeding Mothers Don't Neglect Their Kids
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Mothers who do not breastfeed their infants are nearly 4 times more likely to neglect and abuse their child, according to a Baylor College of Medicine study in Queensland, Australia.

Less Children Need Cholesterol Drugs
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new study published in the journal Circulation reports that less than 1 per cent of American teenagers are likely to need medication to lower their cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

Children Are Victims Of Divorcing Parents
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Divorce of parents is a crisis for the entire family. It becomes especially difficult when children are involved. Children deeply suffer when parents they love fall into conflict and break their relationship.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Improves Tiny Brains
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Researchers have made a world breakthrough when they have boosted the brain function of premature female babies by increasing the amount of an omega-3 fatty acid (known as DHA - docosahexaenoic acid) in either infant's formula or breast milk.

Vicks VapoRub Dangerous For Infants
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Vicks VapoRub - one of the most popular and trusted over-the-counter remedies against cough and cold for over half a century - can actually be not safe for infants and young children, according to a new study.

Children's Past Life Memories
Children's Past Life Memoriesby Carol Bowman
Ian Stevenson's rigorous research proved that children's memories are real and natural. The past life therapists convinced me that these memories can heal. But where were the researchers and practitioners working with children?

Genetics and Growth - The Inheritance of Stature
Genetics and Growth - The Inheritance of Statureby Paul Kaplowitz, M.D., Ph.D., Jeffrey Baron, M.D.
As most people know from their own experience, height has a strong genetic component. Short parents tend to have short children, and tall parents tend to have tall children. Some people wonder if a boy's height is determined primarily by his father's heig

Divorcing Emotions: Riding Alone on the Emotional Roller Coaster of Grief
Divorcing Emotions: Riding Alone on the Emotional Roller Coaster of Griefby Robert Emery, Ph.D.
When it comes to driving and shaping a divorce, for better or worse, nothing is as powerful as human emotion. No agreement, no lawyer, no judge, not even your levelheaded best friend is any match for your unrecognized, unmanaged, and unprocessed emotions.

Neural Plasticity: Nature's Double-Edged Sword
Neural Plasticity: Nature's Double-Edged Swordby Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.
The large auditorium is hushed as the lights dim and a statistical chart appears on the screen. I reflect momentarily that I have never heard a large group of educators this quiet.

The Virtuoso - The Miracle of Saving Children's Lives
The Virtuosoby Michael Ruhlman
I'd been hanging out at the Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases at the Cleveland Clinic for two months when the shell-shocked Kasniks arrived. It had been a busy time for the center's staff, filled with all kinds of drama and tragedy, death

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