parent health

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years
Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A child’s growth and development is affected by the health and lifestyles of their parents before pregnancy – even going back to adolescence – according to a new paper. The article in the latest edition of Nature argues that tackling ... Read More »

Relationship between vaccine refusal and use of alternative medicines
Relationship between vaccine refusal and use of alternative medicines (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study led by a researcher from The University of Western Australia has analysed the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by parents who reject some or all vaccines for their children. The study drew on data from ... Read More »

Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety
Raising awareness for perinatal depression and anxiety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Charles Sturt University (CSU) psychology academic says while rural women and men are at the same risk of suffering from pre- and post-natal depression as their metropolitan counterparts, the way they experience them are unique. Associate Professor Gene Hodgins ... Read More »

Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes
Skimping on sleep may contribute to gestational diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The amount of time spent sleeping in the United States has dropped significantly in the past twenty years with almost a quarter of women and 16% of men experiencing insufficient sleep. Now, a new study has found that lack of ... Read More »

Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too
Morning sickness affects expectant fathers too (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The plight of pregnant women suffering severe morning sickness or hyperemesis gravidarum has been brought to the fore with the struggles of Princess Kate, however, little is known about how these conditions affect expectant fathers. New research from Edith Cowan ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding
Overcoming Workplace Barriers to Breastfeeding (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Breastfeeding is widely recommended as the best nutrition for infants, providing health benefits for babies and mothers alike. As such, measures to encourage breastfeeding have the potential to lower healthcare costs. “Society in general benefits from mothers and infants who ... Read More »

Expressing breastmilk in pregnancy to prevent diabetes
Expressing breastmilk in pregnancy to prevent diabetes (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world first study has found that women with diabetes in a low-risk pregnancy can safely express breast milk in late pregnancy, with the study dispelling concerns that the practice could cause harm to babies. The landmark research, published in ... Read More »

Paternal Age at Conception May Influence Social Development
Paternal Age at Conception May Influence Social Development (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The age of the father at the time his children are born may influence their social development, suggests a study published in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). Analysing social behaviours of children from early ... Read More »

Outcomes for home and birth centre births
Outcomes for home and birth centre births (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women with some characteristics commonly thought to increase pregnancy risks – being over age 35; being overweight; and in some cases, having a vaginal birth after a caesarean section – tend to have good outcomes when they give birth at ... Read More »

 
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