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Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...twitch, cry or act fussy can further influence how parents
treat thebaby. "A baby that isn't cuddly sweet can turn off a parent," Lester said. "For adrug-using mom, this is a real setup for failure, as problems with thebaby and mother can trigger negative parenting. The trick is to get the mothersback on tra...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...increase knowledgeabout child development may help parents
enhance the developmental outcomesof infants born at risk....
The Condom Conundrum--How Are We Going To Teach Safe Behavior If Parents Are Afraid To Talk To Their Children About Sex?
...ildren to learn safe and positive sexual behavior, parents
have to teach these things just as they should tel...u care about is not being taught. You would expect parents
to talk to their children about the positive side of sex, but they don't. Instead, children largely...
Training Urged For Mothers Of Children With Cancer
...is not a skill which will have beenlearned by most parents
during their previous life experiences," the authorswrite. "Problem-solving skill training to enhance a mother's own coping mighthave a beneficial spillover effect on both her ill and her healthy child'scoping." They studied 170 mothers and h...
Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
...ressure to have sex and buildingrelationships with parents
and other family members to improvecommunication about topics concerning sexuality. Evaluations of theprograms that focus on the development of social skills indicatethat they do help students who are not sexually active delay theinitiation of sexual...
Bi-Monthly Boosts Of Aspirin Benefit Heart
...itivefamily history. "If one or both individual's parents
or siblings have had aheart attack before 50, I would consider giving a baby aspirin (81 mg) a day,interrupted by a therapeutic dose every two weeks," Marcus says. In its latest statement, the AHA recommends a daily dosage of between ...
Most Comprehensive Study Of Its Kind Shows Common Asthma Medications Don't Cause Behavioral Problems In Children, According To The Journal Pediatrics
...t this study will help alleviate some of the fears parents
may have aboutgiving a child beclomethasone or the...gh theophylline has a reputation among doctors and parents
forcausing behavioral problems in children, this research shows this isn't true inthe age group exam...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
... of X-ray exams, an area that often leaves worried parents
withunanswered questions. The project wil...east risk as well as providebetter information for parents
faced with tough choices about children's care. "If a parent said, `When my child was 1 or 2...
Exercise, Classroom Instruction Cut Kids' Cholesterol, Study Finds
...ly among the children. "I don't think most parents
realize how little actual physical activitytheir children get at school nowadays," Harrell said. "Most middle-aged andolder people in this country were far more active when they were children than kids are now. Our study was to see if we could make a...
Study Shows Child Health Plus Eases Access, But Some Barriers Remain
...s withmore than 1,800 Child Health Plus enrollees, parents
or guardiansof children ages 0-13 years who enrolled in the program betweenJuly 1992 and July 1993 and who had been covered by the programfor at least nine months. Participants were asked a number ofquestions about demographics, family size, and inco...
How Can Parents Treat Colic In Their Babies?
...d with behavioural interventions, such as teaching parents
to be more appropriately responsive to their infants and more effectively soothing, may help reduce crying. The authors argue strongly that drug treatment of infantile colic has no place in primary care because of the serious potential side effects ...
Disorganization, Lack Of Closeness Characterize Families Where Children WithAsthma Skip Taking Medication, National Jewish Researchers Find
...d will take medication as prescribed. Forexample, parents
reported that they understood a physician's instru...ds with asthma for threemonths. During that time, parents
monitored their child's medication use with ahand-written diary. In addition, a small computer, whi...
States Must Be Held Accountable For New Health Plans For Children
... United States. Most are in families with working parents
who have jobs thatdo not provide insurance and who...ee said. Even insured children must rely on their parents
toidentify problems and seek treatment. Parents whose families are insured maydelay getting care be...
Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education
...n, researchers conducted telephone interviews with parents
and gathered information on grades repeated, their...t our center, neonatologists have the data to tell parents
the risk of having their kids do OK in school, not merely their risk of survival. That is powerful ...
Policy Methods For Eliminating Child Labor
... of International Studies, and Van argue that most parents
send their children to work as a response to pover...nd lower unemployment among, adults will lead most parents
to keep their children from working, they argue. "If we agree that sending children out to work is a...
Parenting CD-ROM Helps Reduce Children's Behavioral Problems
.... For one study, researchers recruited 72 parents
whose children had beeninvolved with the juvenile ...ntrol group. Prior to their participation, parents
completed several questionnaires,including the Eyeberg Child Behavior Inventory, a tool widely used ...
New Elementary School Program Lowers Cardiovascular Risks In Children
...physical activities. At the start of the program, parents
of all children participating in the study received information about their childs cardiovascular risk status. Recommending that the classroom-wide approach be used in elementary schools, Dr. Harrell believes that This is an important challenge for o...
University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants
...re towithhold treatment." When doctors and parents
disagreed about how much treatment should begiven, all parents
wanted more than physicians recommended and usually got it.To avoid unnecessary suffering and expens...
New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time
... allows childrento wake up to the comfort of their parents
nearby, rather than feel surroundedby medical personnel in the recovery room. "Kids coming out of surgery wouldrather see Mom than some stranger like me in a white coat," said Apfelbaum. Older people are particularly concerned about losing control an...
Differences In Brain Function Found For Attention Deficit Disorder
...long-term effects on brain function are not known, parents
and pediatriciansmost likely would welcome a more definitive way to diagnose the disorder. In the study, 16 boys between the ages of 8 and 13 were asked individually toplay a mental game while lying in a magnetic resonance imaging device, which wass...
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