Mothers who follow five healthy habits may reduce risk of obesity in children

Children and adolescents whose mothers follow five healthy habits — eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, keeping a healthy body weight, drinking alcohol in moderation, and not smoking — are 75 percent less likely to become obese when compared with children of mothers who did not follow any such habits, according to a new study.
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'These children needed their mothers': Detained kids may face life of trauma, doctors say

Doctors said that these children, stuck in shelters away from the nurturing embrace of their parents, are likely facing irreversible harm in both emotional and brain development. Scientific studies predict long-term consequences for children that experience adverse circumstances early in life.




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A few fathers (and mothers) of invention, sports and other stuff for Father's Day

  1. A few fathers (and mothers) of invention, sports and other stuff for Father’s Day  Redlands Daily Facts
  2. What Is the Dad Equivalent to a Soccer Mom?  OZY
  3. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Boy, did you matter.  Washington Post
  4. Happy Father’s Day 2018: Dads who won the Internet with their sheer awesomeness  The Indian Express
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For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

A new study shows that parenting concerns have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a mother’s emotional well-being was significantly linked with whether she had communicated with her children about her illness, and her concerns about how her illness will financially impact her children.
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Mothers of children born with NAS are more likely to experience mental health problems

Women with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) have a high incidence of coexisting psychiatric and mood disorders as well as difficulty managing adversity. These characteristics may affect the ability of a pregnant woman with a history of SUD to cope with an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), particularly one with a protracted neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) course, exacerbating symptoms of mental health disorders.
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