Health

Why parental leave is more than a perk—it's a necessity

I recently became a father to a beautiful little girl. As an ECR and first time parent living in Sweden, this means that I am now entitled to parental benefits, i.e. money that I receive from the government to subsidize my ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Not kidding: childless couples happier

(HealthDay)—Parents in the United States are not quite as happy as their childless peers, a new report reveals.

Health

Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad: Juggling roles during residency training

More and more physicians are becoming parents during their medical residency training. While most residency programs offer support for resident physicians during pregnancy, no formal ways to support parenting residents exist ...

Health

New mums still excessively sleepy after four months

(Medical Xpress)—New mums are being urged to be cautious about returning to work too quickly, after a QUT study found one in two were still excessively sleepy four months after giving birth.

Health

Gap between maternity policies revealed

Mothers who exclusively breastfeed their child spend 6.6 hours a week longer milk feeding than mothers who partially breastfeed or formula feed, which has important implications for health policies and programs, including ...

Pediatrics

AAP endorses parental leave for pediatric residents

(HealthDay)—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advocates that all interns, residents, and fellows should have parental leave benefits consistent with the Family Medical Leave Act during pediatric training, according ...

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