Are Birth Complications Linked to Autism Risk?

Are Birth Complications Linked to Autism Risk?

Children exposed to complications shortly before or during birth, including birth asphyxia and preeclampsia, were more likely to develop autism… According to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of Perinatology. For this retrospective study, researchers examined the...

/ February 13, 2017
Kids Prefer Pets Over Siblings

Kids Prefer Pets Over Siblings

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters… According to new research from the University of Cambridge. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings. The...

/ February 12, 2017
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This Diet May Lower ADHD Risk

Dietary patterns of the Mediterranean diet can be related to a lower diagnose of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)… According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, led by María Izquierdo Pulido, Professor at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Food...

/ February 12, 2017
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How ‘Baby Boxes’ May Fight the Leading Cause of Infant Death

Finland has found an unusual solution to a leading cause of infant death — baby boxes. Now the state of New Jersey and hospitals across the United States are adopting Finland’s example. Since 1949, the Finnish government has offered every...

/ January 30, 2017
The Best Ways to Help Your Child Cope With a Learning Disability

The Best Ways to Help Your Child Cope With a Learning Disability

A learning disability is a problem that affects how a person processes, understands and uses information. Everyone has learning strengths and weaknesses, but people with learning disabilities have complex learning issues that persist throughout their lives. However, learning disabled students...

/ January 26, 2017
7 Ways to Prepare for an Unpaid Maternity Leave

7 Ways to Prepare for an Unpaid Maternity Leave

While the Family and Medical Leave Act grants many parents up to 12 weeks of time off to spend at home with their new child, there is no guarantee that time will be paid. In fact, only 12 percent of...

/ January 26, 2017