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Alcohol and Little Brains Don't Mix
Most women know they are advised not to drink during pregnancy. They may not realize how much drinking while pregnant can deeply affect children's brains even years later.
Counting the Ways Kids Could Grow Obese
Many factors influence individuals' weight. The same is true for children. Preventing obesity is easier when we know what factors increase a baby's risk of becoming overweight.
Seeking Answers to Kids' Random Pains
You know those "growing pains" kids sometimes have? Aches and pains with no apparent cause? Researchers are trying to figure out which kids are most likely to have them.
More Reasons to Nuzzle Your Cute Baby
Who is the most important parent for a child to bond with? Mom? Or Dad? The answer, it seems, is either one or both.
Pregnancy Snores Sound a Warning
A small percentage of the population snores even without having an underlying sleep problem. But a woman who starts snoring during pregnancy may want to talk to her doctor about it.
A Clue Into the Forgetfulness of Old Age
Understanding how and why some people's brains deteriorate as they grow into old age involves many possible factors. It may even be linked to a baby's brain before birth.
Alcoholic Parents: Spacey Kids
Can family history of alcoholism affect brain development? Seems far-fetched, but new research has provided compelling evidence.
Baby's on the Way — Are You Ready?
The impending arrival of a baby in a household can often increase the tensions as much as it might increase excitement. Knowing how conflict affects mom and dad is valuable.
Baby Language Linked to Mom’s Mood
One of the concerns about taking antidepressants while pregnant is the possible effects on the baby. Surprisingly, these medications may help a baby's language development.
One Fish, Two Fish, Go Low-Mercury Fish
One of the foods pregnant women need to watch out for is fish. They are advised to avoid fish with too much mercury. But eating fish with lower mercury levels might be a good idea.