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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Controversial medication has benefits for breastfeeding

Posted: 11 Nov 2014 06:27 AM PST

A controversial medication used by breastfeeding women should not be restricted because of the benefits it offers mothers and their babies, according to researchers. The medication domperidone has recently been the subject of warnings based on research that there is a link between the medication and fatal heart conditions.

Marijuana's long-term effects on the brain demonstrated

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 01:11 PM PST

The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to new research. Researchers for the first time comprehensively describe existing abnormalities in brain function and structure of long-term marijuana users with multiple magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.

Playing action video games can boost learning, study finds

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 01:10 PM PST

A new study shows for the first time that playing action video games improves not just the skills taught in the game, but learning capabilities more generally.

Mothers' education significant to children's academic success

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 09:43 AM PST

A mother knows best -- and the amount of education she attains can predict her children's success in reading and math. In fact, that success is greater if she had her child later in life, according to a new study.

Birthweight charts tailored to specific ethnic groups may be better predictor of adverse outcomes

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 09:41 AM PST

Immigrant women give birth to about one-third of the babies born in Ontario. Yet clinicians still measure those babies before and after birth using the same scales that measure babies whose mothers were born in Canada, often of Western European ancestry.

Is your relationship moving toward marriage? If it isn't, you probably can't admit it

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 09:40 AM PST

Dating couples who have moved toward marriage over the course of their relationship remember accurately what was going on at each stage of their deepening commitment. But couples whose commitment to each other has stagnated or regressed are far less accurate in their memories of their relationships, says a new study.

Laundry detergent pods a serious poisoning risk for children younger than 6 in U.S., study finds

Posted: 10 Nov 2014 05:22 AM PST

After releasing the results of a new study detailing the dangers of laundry detergent pods, researchers are calling for a national product safety standard in an effort to better protect children. The study showed that during a two year period, there were more than 17,000 children exposed to the highly concentrated chemicals in laundry detergent pods. That's a child every hour.

Preschoolers eat healthy when parents set rules about food, study finds

Posted: 07 Nov 2014 12:47 PM PST

Preschoolers whose parents have rules about what their children can and cannot eat have healthier eating habits than those raised without such rules, according to a new study by pediatrics researchers.

Pregnant women with PTSD more likely to give birth prematurely, study finds

Posted: 06 Nov 2014 02:36 PM PST

Pregnant women with post-traumatic stress disorder are at increased risk of giving birth prematurely, a new study has found. The study, which examined more than 16,000 births to female veterans, is the largest ever to evaluate connections between PTSD and preterm birth.

Pneumonia vaccine reducing pediatric admissions, study shows

Posted: 06 Nov 2014 11:35 AM PST

In Tennessee, the introduction in 2010 of a new pneumococcal vaccine for infants and young children coincides with a 27 percent decline in pneumonia hospital admissions across the state among children under age two, researchers report.

Is there such a thing as 'daycare syndrome'?

Posted: 05 Nov 2014 05:37 AM PST

Many families and some health professionals mistakenly believe that participation of children in early education and child care causes most of their episodes of seasonal illness. Many parents, friends and family members blame their children's out-of-home care for all of the illnesses their children suffer. A simple Google search provides supporting evidence as bloggers write about "daycare syndrome." Now, physicians offer advice on child care health in a new article.

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