Pediatrics

Air pollution and psychological distress during pregnancy

Maternal psychological distress combined with exposure to air pollution during pregnancy have an adverse impact on the child's behavioral development, according to researchers at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health of dads-to-be may influence toddler's behavior

(HealthDay)—Plenty of research has linked a mother's mental health during and after pregnancy with her child's well-being. Now, a new study suggests that an expectant father's psychological distress might influence his ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Savvy tots to grown-ups: 'Don't be such a crybaby'

Children as young as three apparently can tell the difference between whining and when someone has good reason to be upset, and they will respond with sympathy usually only when it is truly deserved, according to new research ...

Health

Dog ownership could reduce loneliness

A new University of Sydney trial lends weight to the expression 'man's best friend,' showing a sample of new dog owners saw a significant reduction in loneliness within three months of acquiring their pet.

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