Psychology & Psychiatry

Bolstered mother-child bonds at heart of research

Known as 'the thief that steals motherhood," postpartum depression (PPD) not only obstructs a mother's capacity for understanding and enjoying her baby, but puts children at risk for behavioral and cognitive problems.

Overweight & Obesity

Overweight mothers are more likely to stop breastfeeding

Overweight mothers are more likely than those classed as being of a healthy weight to stop breastfeeding in the first week after having a baby and less likely to continue past four months, according to a new study from the ...

Genetics

Chromosome shattering may be a hidden cause of birth defects

The human genome can be very forgiving. When children inherit chromosomes from their parents, some minor genetic changes frequently occur with few, if any, consequences. One exception, as researchers report in the March 19 ...

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