Pediatrics

Mothers often distracted during breast and bottle feeding

As innovation expands the accessibility of technology, the potential for distraction increases as well. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior assesses the level and type of distractions ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sneaky virus 'goes easy on women to infect kids'

At least one kind of virus has become less lethal when targeting a woman to ensure she does not die before it can infect her offspring, according to a study released Tuesday.

Neuroscience

The hypothalamic QRFP—a neuropeptide between food and mood

The hypothalamus is a brain region implicated in several vital functions such as feeding, thermoregulation, reproduction, stress and metabolic regulation. Dozens of hypothalamic neuropeptides have been shown to be involved ...

Health

New moms moving toward the bottle

New moms are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to a UBC study.

Neuroscience

Scientists uncover mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice

A team of scientists has discovered a mechanism that controls feeding behavior in mice by regulating the electrical activity of a few thousand brain cells. The researchers, from Baylor College of Medicine, South China Agricultural ...

Neuroscience

Hunger may be more motivating than thirst, anxiety, or fear

Hunger is a strong motivational force, with the capacity to curb rival drives states such as thirst, anxiety, fear of predators, and social needs, according to a study in mice published September 29 in Neuron. The researchers ...

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