Monday, November 12th, 2012
Study Tentatively Links Flu in Pregnancy and Autism
Kids whose mothers had the flu while pregnant were slightly more likely to be diagnosed with “infantile autism” before age three in a new study. But the children’s overall risk for the developmental disorder was not higher than that of other kids. (via Reuters)
Next-Day Discharge After C-Section May Be Okay: Study
Some women who deliver their babies by cesarean section may be able to check out of the hospital the next day without raising their risk of problems, according to a new study. (via Reuters)
Children’s Headaches Rarely Linked to Vision Problems
If your child gets recurring headaches and you think they might need glasses, you may be mistaken – a new study says children’s headaches are rarely triggered by vision problems. (via CNN)
Early Stress May Sensitize Girls’ Brains for Later Anxiety
High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study. (via ScienceDaily)
Cell Phone Use In Schools A Possibility With ‘Bring Your Own Technology’ Initiative
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As schools try to add more technology during a time when they are receiving less funding, many will begin to consider allowing students to use devices they already own. That will include cellphones and electronic tablets like iPads. (via Huffington Post)
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Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Block of OTC Morning-After Pill Sparks Debate
The Obama administration’s top health official stopped plans Wednesday to let the Plan B morning-after pill move onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms.
Economic Strain Harms Parent-Child Relationship
University of Missouri researchers discovered parents who experience financial problems and depression are less likely to feel connected to their children, and their children are less likely to engage in prosocial behaviors, such as volunteering or helping others.
MyAutismTeam: A New Site for Families With Autism
MyAutismTeam, which slipped from beta-dom into official launch mode this week, is more than just a repository of recommendations about local therapists and accommodating Taekwondo studios and barbers; it’s also a social-media destination.
Headaches Common in Kids Months After Brain Injury
Kids who have a concussion or other traumatic brain injury are more likely to develop headaches for up to a year afterward than children who have had a bodily injury, according to a new study.
Arsenic in Rice May Pose Risk for Pregnant Women
Pregnant women who eat rice regularly may expose themselves and their fetuses to too much arsenic, possibly putting them at risk of premature births, researchers from Dartmouth College said.
Obese Pregnant Women Can Safely Diet: Study
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Obese pregnant women can safely limit their weight gain by watching what they eat, an analysis of several clinical trials suggests.