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Goody Blog Daily News RoundupEating for two: Obesity is risky during pregnancy
The new year is a good time to discuss a serious epidemic in the United States today — obesity — and how it affects a woman and her baby during pregnancy. Most women who are obese go on to have healthy babies, but they should be aware that this condition has a myriad of adverse effects. (South Coast Today)

Children In Formal Child Care Have Better Language Skills

Fewer children who attend regular formal centre- and family-based child care at 1.5 years and 3 years of age were late talkers compared with children who are looked after at home by a parent, child-carer or in an outdoor nursery. This is shown in a new study by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health of nearly 20,000 children. (Medical News Today)

Brain Scans Show Children With ADHD Have Faulty Off-Switch For Mind-Wandering
Brain scans of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have shown for the first time why people affected by the condition sometimes have such difficulty in concentrating. The study, funded by the Wellcome Trust, may explain why parents often say that their child can maintain concentration when they are doing something that interests them, but struggles with boring tasks. (Medical News Today)

Mother’s Milk Improves Physical Condition of Future Adolescents, Study Finds

Breast feeding new born babies has lots of advantages in the short and in the long-term for babies. A study has confirmed the recently discovered benefits, which had not been researched until now. Adolescents who are breast fed at birth have stronger leg muscles than those who received artificial milk. (Science Daily.com)

1.8m female infant, child deaths in India linked to violence against mums
A new study led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) has revealed that the deaths of 1.8 million female infants and children in India over the past 20 years are related to domestic violence against their mothers. (Sify.com)

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