Depressive symptoms are more common in teenage girls than in their male peers. However, boys’ mental health appears to be affected more if they suffer from obesity. Irrespective of gender, bullying is a considerably greater risk factor than overweight for developing depressive symptoms. These conclusions are drawn by researchers at Uppsala University who monitored adolescents
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If getting busy is the last thing on your sleep-deprived mind in the early days after baby, you’re not alone. Most of the moms I spoke to said that sex was quite literally the last thing on their sleep-deprived minds in the early days after having a baby. But when they did start thinking (and googling)
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Neonatal hypothermia — which occurs when an infant’s core body temperature falls below the normal range needed to maintain health — contributes to approximately one million deaths each year, and countless cases of stunted growth, almost exclusively in low- and middle-income countries. To address this common but preventable condition, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, engineers
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A new University of Iowa study challenges the idea that gray matter (the neurons that form the cerebral cortex) is more important than white matter (the myelin covered axons that physically connect neuronal regions) when it comes to cognitive health and function. The findings may help neurologists better predict the long-term effects of strokes and
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New motherhood can be accompanied by a hefty dose of anxiety, sadness, irritability and fatigue, and it’s important not to suffer in silence. This is a tough one. It can be hard to know what’s “normal” in those early days of motherhood. Many moms—about 70 to 80 percent, accordingto the American Pregnancy Association—experience the “baby
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image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Parents will meticulously take care of their little ones, from their food and milestones to their poop. A newborn’s poop first poop is usually black and is known as meconium. For babies, black stools typically appear in the first few days after birth (1). The color of your baby’s stool
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A state-of-the-art in-utero procedure allows surgeons to correct a birth defect on developing babies inside the womb. But operating on a mother and her unborn child at the same time can be challenging and unpredictable. To give their world-class surgeons even more information ahead of surgery, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies
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image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Vaccination helps protect your baby from various preventable illnesses and infectious diseases, including measles, polio, and whooping cough. All vaccines are clinically tested and approved by regulatory authorities before use in the public. Vaccines usually contain a dead or a weakened form of the disease-causing pathogen — a virus or
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