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Maternal iron deficiency disrupts mother/child interaction

...he group of iron sufficient women, were videotaped interacting with their babies again. Analysis of the tapes showed that the mothering of the women who were iron sufficient and those who received supplements differed from those who were mildly iron deficient on measures of emotional availability. For example,...

Over-feeding in infancy might set the stage for childhood obesity

...energy- rich food, and spent less time feeding and interacting with them than normal weight women. Infancy may be...e feeding their children, and less time playing or interacting with them: over 24 hours the obese mothers spent 381 minutes interacting with their children while n...

Nature as important as nurture in developing ability for flexible self-control

...ulated prefrontal cortex maturing only after other interacting brain systems mature."...

A 'mind-reading' mum - rich or poor - is key to baby's progress

...iority is to help parents to be 'mind-minded' when interacting with their babies. Among other things, we are discussing with Sure Start colleagues, ways in which training can be given." The study, which focussed on babies at eight, 14 and 24 months, included making videos of mother-and-child play sessions, and ...

Researchers demonstrate use of gold nanoparticles for cancer detection

...l in cancer and cell research to measure molecules interacting inside living cells. The change in the absorption spectrum of the gold nanoparticles is also found to distinguish between cancer cells and noncancerous cells. Since nanoparticles of different shapes and sizes absorb and scatter light differently, mu...

Newly published summer camp health guideline advises parents, camp directors

...while they're pursuing new physical activities and interacting with new environments. While the AAP policy statement does not recommend that all camps purchase an automatic external defibrillator (AED) to re-start stopped hearts, it does say that camps that choose to purchase the devices should make sure camp s...

Computers: Poor placement does not compute in medical exam rooms

...cations skills tended to get lost in the computer, interacting with it rather than the patient. Doctors with good...nely will be taught how best to use computers when interacting with patients....

Scientists show that tick-borne flaviviruses use a novel mechanism to evade host defenses

...signaling pathway, and then identifies some of the interacting partners in the cell and virus." Prior to this work, Dr. Bloom says, scientists knew only that NS5 helped tick-borne flaviviruses replicate. RML's Sonja Best, Ph.D., who spearheaded the Langat virus work, says the group will continue to study tick-bo...

Heredity plays big role in heart disease risk factors

...els than men," Dr. Davis says. "This gene might be interacting with sex hormones to influence men's HDL levels and make them a bit lower."...

Dogs ease anxiety, improve health status of hospitalized heart failure patients

...patients' beds, so patients could touch them while interacting with the volunteer-dog team. Researchers monitored patients' hemodynamics -- the collective system of measurement for blood volume, heart function and resistance of the blood vessels. They measured hemodynamic pressures just before the 12-minute int...

New pain research: Routine Tylenol for nursing home residents with dementia increases activity

...spent less time alone in their rooms and more time interacting with others, watching television, listening to music, engaging in work-like activities and talking to themselves. "Treating their pain seems to energize them somewhat, which was manifested in more positive engagement with their environment," Chibnall...

Scientists directly view immune cells interacting to avert autoimmunity

... of the immune system involves multiple cell types interacting dynamically in three dimensions, which is very difficult to analyze in vivo -- and nearly impossible to authentically reproduce in vitro." The team of immunologists and diabetes researchers used the new microscope to show that when Treg cells are abs...

In the mind's eye: How the brain makes a whole out of parts

...rld, so that we have the necessary information for interacting with our environment. "Vision doesn't happen in the eye," Connor said. "It happens at multiple processing stages in the brain. We study how objects are signaled or encoded by large populations of neurons at higher-level stages in the object-processi...

Rockabye baby: Research shows gentle singing soothes sick infants

...gs. The researcher who had the task of singing and interacting with the sick infants was Helen Shoemark, a Senior Music Therapist at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital and an honorary Research Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Ms Shoemark, who is completing her PhD at the National Music The...

Hearts hurt when spouses spat

...haved in a hostile and unfriendly way and who were interacting with husbands who were also hostile and unfriendly." The extent to which either wives or husbands acted in a dominant or controlling manner was unrelated to the severity of hardening of the arteries in the wives. The extent to which wives or ...

Dramatic changes in US aging highlighted in new census, NIH report

... How they experience aging depends on a variety of interacting factors--from gender and race/ethnicity to health, education, socioeconomic and family circumstances. 65+ in the United States: 2005 depicts this heterogeneity, which will further expand as this population doubles in size over the next 25 years." Th...

Chemical guidance of T cells leads to immunologic memory and long-term immunity

...t their ability to home in on the dendritic cells interacting with the helper T cells. The result was a marked impairment of memory cell generation. These new findings not only provide insight into the fundamental behavior of the immune system, but also suggest that attention needs to be paid to chemokines an...

Packard scientists announce first international gene search for typical ALS

... for example, if sALS is triggered by a handful of interacting genes or genes plus environment or environment alone. The study aims to clarify that." The results could strongly shape the search for a cure. Supported by The Packard Center, the ALS Association and the National Institute for Neurological Disease a...

Mapping 'self' and 'other' in the brain

...cial interactions, called hyperscanning, where two interacting brains are monitored simultaneously. The work rev...or an outcome during a social exchange between two interacting partners. The group found the map in an area of the brain called the cingulate cortex, which is know...

Study finds greater religious involvement associated with lower mortality risk

...involves many practices, such as praying, singing, interacting with the congregation, listening to sermons, and the like. The present study's author, Dr. Neal Krause of the University of Michigan, discovered that having church-based social relationships provides the greatest benefit. He compared survey responses...

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