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Health

Global standards to embed health and wellbeing into education system

The first global standards to embed health and wellbeing into the education system have been created amid a rise in mental health problems during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Psychology & Psychiatry

A father's parenting style could be predicted in advance of his child's birth

When a baby cries, how do you figure out what they want? Without the ability to use words to communicate, we must rely on our "mentalizing" skills—our imaginative ability to intuit what someone else is feeling and what ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Greater risk for babies born during natural disasters

Pregnant women exposed to natural disasters such as volcanoes are more likely to give birth prematurely, according to a new study from The Australian National University (ANU).

Pediatrics

Depression in dads of preemies deserves more attention

While postpartum depression in new mothers is well recognized and known to increase if the newborn requires intensive care, depression in new fathers has not received much attention. A large study, published in the journal ...

Pediatrics

Physical activity attenuates arterial stiffening in children

According to a recent Finnish study, higher levels of moderate and vigorous physical activity can curb arterial stiffening already in childhood. However, sedentary time or aerobic fitness were not linked to arterial health. ...

Immunology

First months decisive for immune system development

Many diseases caused by a dysregulated immune system, such as allergies, asthma and autoimmunity, can be traced back to events in the first few months after birth. To date, the mechanisms behind the development of the immune ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asymptomatic pertussis more common in infants than previously thought

A new study challenges long-standing assumptions about disease severity in infants, and suggests that standard qPCR interpretations underestimate the true burden of other highly contagious diseases, such as COVID-19 and influenza.

Pediatrics

Racism and racial trauma as barriers to breastfeeding

African American mothers continue to have the lowest breastfeeding rates, even as the breastfeeding rates have risen in the U.S. over the past 25 years. Racism is an important barrier to breastfeeding, as examined in Part ...

Health

Several persistent chemicals found in fetal organs

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet found industrial chemicals in the organs of fetuses conceived decades after many countries had banned the substances. In a study published in the journal Chemosphere, the researchers urge ...