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Dr. Eliana Perrin

Few Parents Recall Being Told By Doctors That Their Child Is Overweight

A new analysis of national survey data finds that less than one-quarter of parents of overweight children recall ever being told by a doctor or other health care provider that their children were overweight. And although that percentage has increased over the last 10 years, more improvement is needed, said Eliana M. Perrin, MD, MPH, […]

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Children’s Anxiety And Depression Halved When Parenting Is Styled To Personality

When it comes to rearing children, just about any parent will say that what works with one kid might not work with another. Parents use all sorts of strategies to keep kids from being cranky, grumpy, fearful or moody, while encouraging them to be independent and well-adjusted. But which parenting styles work best with which […]

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Children Of Adult Problematic Drinkers Consume More Alcohol In Stressful Situations

There is a greater risk that children of adult problem drinkers will consume more alcohol after stressful situations. This was revealed in research by Anna Söderpalm Gordh from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. It has long been known that alcoholics’ children are 50% more likely to have a drink problem in […]

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Lauren Hale, Ph.D.

No Lasting Impacts On Cognitive And Behavioral Outcomes From Early Parent-Child Bedsharing

A study led by Lauren Hale, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, concludes that there do not appear to be any negative associations between bedsharing in toddlerhood and children’s behavior and cognition at age 5. The study examines the predictors and consequences of mother-child bedsharing at 1, 2, and […]

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Length Of Parental Military Deployment Associated With Children’s Mental Health Diagnoses

Children with a parent who was deployed in the U.S. military efforts Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) for longer periods were more likely than children whose parents did not deploy to receive a diagnosis of a mental health problem, according to a report published Online First today by Archives of Pediatrics […]

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Talat Islam, MBBS

Exposure To Parental Stress Increases Pollution-Related Lung Damage In Children

Psychosocial stress appears to enhance the lung-damaging effects of traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children, according to new research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. The results will appear online ahead of the print edition of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical […]

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