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Emotional and physical toll of being poor

...ources can contribute to better health among these mothers and their children. Methodology and Biostatistics Core: U-M, University of Chicago and other center researchers will work together to develop new ways of measuring and assessing the complex web of health determinants. A congressional mandate direc...

Challenges of welfare reform

.... The authors focused on a sample of 2,728 single mothers who are at least 18 years old, have at least one c...year limit. In contrast, 38 percent of young NLSY mothers who received welfare exceeded the five-year limit. "The recent decline in welfare caseloads, though...

Cedars-Sinai researchers present findings suggesting link between high soy diet and eventual developmental changes in children

...t could have the same effect." Male rat pups whose mothers received genistein also experienced early onset of puberty. Normal puberty in a rat life cycle begins about two weeks after weaning. "Whatever the clocks are in the brain that control the timing of puberty appear to have been advanced by a couple of ...

Impact of race on hepatitis treatment, transmission of hepatitis from mother to infant, and missed diagnoses of liver disease described at meeting

...tion, found that anti-HCV testing in infants whose mothers wereHCV-infected may not be reliable until the infant is two years of age. Maternal factors associated with an increased risk for HCV transmission in astatistical analysis include prolonged membrane rupture for more than six hoursand internal fetal ...

Elderly population may drain resources from paediatrics

... experiences, says Hall. Children born to younger mothers and who grow up in poverty on the other hand may become part of an "underclass" he claims. The number of women over the age of 30 who seek financial help for their disabled child has risen over the past two decades as the excellence of neonatal and p...

Parenting, stress and your child's risk for alcoholism

... members were raised without the presence of their mothers or other adults, but surrounded by same-aged peers. Members of the second group were raised normally, in the presence of their mothers. At six months of age, all of the monkeys were separated from their groups for portions of a four-week period. S...

Study: crime, lack of PE, recreation programs lead U.S. adolescents to couch-potato lifestyles

...ents whose families enjoy higher incomes and whose mothers are better educated tend to be more physically act...h crime rates, low income and less education among mothers reduced vigorous physical activity and increased TV, video and computer/video game use," Popkin said...

Award-winning book looks at responsibility for sick babies in hospitals

...esponsible." The expectations for young unmarried mothers also are relatively low. The NICU staff argue that it is necessary to accommodate different lifestyles with varying standards of tolerance for diversity in parenting. "But despite those arguments, expecting an unmarried mother to visit her baby only ...

Vitamin D shows promise as cancer prevention drug

...imal tests Washington D.C., August 22 -- Today, mothers urge vitamin D on their children to build strong bones and teeth. Within a decade, a chemically modified version of the vitamin could become one of a small but growing number of drugs used to prevent cancer, researchers reported today at the 220th na...

Fogarty International Center announces new AIDS international training and research program grants

... HIV transmission among adults, as well as from mothers to children, and preparation for the testing of HIV vaccines. AITRP facilitates and provides training in support of broad NIH international HIV efforts. New efforts, for example, include AITRP li...

Smoking among teen-agers increases risk for anxiety disorders

... avoid initiating cigarette use." Interviewing mothers as well as the adolescents themselves, Dr. Johnson and colleagues tracked the development of smoking habits and anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and agoraphobia among teens. When taking into account age, childho...

Post-traumatic stress disorder found in mothers whose children receive a bone marrow transplant

...iminary results of a new study show ten percent of mothers whose children undergo bone marrow transplants (BM...raumatic stress disorder." The study assesses mothers at five key points: before the transplant and at three, six, 12 and 18 months after the transplant. ...

Welfare to work does not improve mental health

... white, Kneipp's groups consisted mostly of single mothers with less education who were unemployed or had low-paying jobs, a group on whom little research has been done. "Prior to 1996, there was little research done on the effects of welfare," Kneipp said. "Since reform, few studies have focused on wome...

Post-cesarean delivery dilemma: to cesarean again, or not?

...ble estimates of morbidity and mortality rates for mothers and babies associated with trial of labor compared to elective repeat cesarean delivery. She and co-author Eileen Hutton, MNSc., a registered midwife who is studying for a doctoral degree at the University of Toronto, examined and pooled data from ...

Who cares for the carers?

...zophrenia, affected carers. The caregivers (mainly mothers of the person experiencing psychosis) were often very distressed by the symptoms even though many admitted that caring could also be rewarding. Carers found that difficult behaviours - such as moodiness, suspiciousness or embarrassing appearance - a...

FDA fish warning unwarranted

...tlighted a study of mercury levels among expectant mothers in the Seychelles islands. Hair samples collected when the mother gave birth found mercury concentrations ranging from 0.5 ppm to 27 ppm, with no adverse effects in their children. The NAS said the epidemiologic studies on mercury "provide little ...

Measles vaccine reduces health inequities by dramatically improving survival of poorest and most vulnerable children

...low socioeconomic status, females, and children of mothers with little education. According to the research results, measles vaccine had the greatest impact on reducing the health and survival inequities of the most vulnerable children, especially children of lower socioeconomic status. Vaccinated children...

Children lead the way when it comes to asthma management

...ness? the investigators say. The study showed that mothers of the children in the program took more steps to manage their childrens asthma both compared with mothers in the control groups and with their own measures before the start of the program. It also showed th...

Rewards coupled with naltrexone effective in treating heroin and other opioid addictions

...s for food and clothing. "One man had pawned his mothers jewelry, and he used the vouchers to get her jewelry back," Carroll said. "Others had inconsistent involvement in their childrens lives, so they used the vouchers to pay for their childs birthday party or Christmas presents. There were some very touc...

UF study: Grandparents celebrated instead of reviled in children's lit

...is granddaughters desire for a purple coat and her mothers insistence it be navy by making a reversible coat of both colors, he said. Some of the characters defied a different set of elderly stereotypes, Beland said. In My Grandma Has Black Hair, Sylvia hates to be called Granny or anything like it, drives ...

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