At just 18 months old, young children can show biological evidence of added stress.
At less than 2 years old, children of mothers with increasing depressive symptoms can show signs of added stress and quicker cellular aging.
Mothers need support to manage the demands of a scientific career with their family responsibilities.
Not much attention has been given to how mothers who want to attend workshops and conferences are supported. This simple intervention can boost the presence of women in science.
Crying may not tell the whole story.
We no longer perform surgery on babies without drugs, but a new study shows that we may be underestimating how much pain babies feel when they are under stress.
How can you maximize reading’s rewards for baby?
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
Chill: There’s no one right way.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to 'do the right thing,' their children will be doomed.
New research tries to suggest mothers' responses are pre-programmed, but there's a problem with the evidence.
New research reveals a universal tone of voice adopted when we speak to babies.
Babies learn more than just your words.
They are learning from the moment they enter the world.
Up to 30 per cent of young children suffer from sleep problems.
Children's sleep problems can affect not only their own wellbeing, but that of their parents. Helping parents manage these problems can also reduce their own risk of depression.
Clearing up some of the misconceptions about midwives.
Social media can lead to comparisons, which often can be depressing, a study finds.
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Social media seem like a great way for new mothers to connect, but there are times when it's depressing. Here are some reasons new mothers may want to walk away from Facebook and connect in person.
The EPA’s effort to remove lead from gasoline saved a lot of infant lives.
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An extensive amount of research has shown a direct link between air quality and fetal and infant health. Cleaner air has saved lives – and money.
Early intervention for children with autism just got earlier.
New research underscores the importance of positive touch in infancy.
Protecting children’s health starts with curbing formula adverts.
Parents need to know the truth about formula milk.
Asleep, but for how long?
Sleep experts suggest that you may need to balance the science against your own family's needs.
Bring your baby to work day?
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If President Trump follows through on his campaign promise, new mothers may soon have six weeks of guaranteed paid leave. But something is keeping them from using the benefits they already have.
Welcome to the controversial world of sleep consultancy, where coaches and counsellors train new born babies to 'sleep through the night'.
Telling parents how to love their child undermines parental confidence.