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Published Grandparent childcare may not help the wellbeing of mums or reduce mother-child conflict, study suggests (via sciencedaily.com)
Grandparent childcare for toddlers doesn’t have an impact on the wellbeing of their mothers, a new study suggests.
Published Family planning and the fear of missing out (via sciencedaily.com)
Among regretful parents, fear of missing out is a key motivator for having children.
Published Young children do better at school if their dads read and play with them (via sciencedaily.com)
Fathers can give their children an educational advantage at primary school by reading, drawing and playing with them, according to a newly published report.
Published Exposure to plasticizers in pregnancy associated with smaller volumetric measures in the brain and lower IQ in children (via sciencedaily.com)
A study with 775 mother-child pairs in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) finds an association with maternal exposure to certain plasticizers (phthalates) and smaller volumetric measures in the brain of children as well as lower IQ at age 14
Published Understanding and treating pain in children (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
It is often hard to understand the source of pain in babies and children, and if they experience it often or for a long time, it can do severe damage.
Published Eureka baby! Groundbreaking study uncovers origin of 'conscious awareness' (via sciencedaily.com)
Fundamental questions of agency -- acting with purpose -- have perplexed some of the greatest minds in history including Sir Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin. Now, human babies provide groundbreaking insight into the origins of agency. Since goal-directed action appears in the first months of human life, researchers used young infants as a test field to understand how spontaneous movement transforms into purposeful action. The 'birth' of agency can be quantified as a 'eureka-like,' pattern-changing phase transition within a dynamical system that spans the baby, the brain, and the environment.
Published Study finds significant chemical exposures in women with cancer (via sciencedaily.com)
Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals like PFAS and phenols are implicated in hormone-mediated cancers of the breast, ovaries, skin and uterus. To learn more about the environmental exposures experienced by women who developed these cancers, researchers analyzed data from NHANES and found that women who reported having cancer had significantly higher levels of these chemicals in their bodies.
Published Early treatment of child obesity is effective (via sciencedaily.com)
The early treatment of obesity in children is effective in both the short and long term, researchers report.
Published New method offers hope of fewer fractures (via sciencedaily.com)
Thousands of people could be spared from a hip fracture each year if a new method to identify the risk of osteoporotic fractures were to be introduced in healthcare. This is the view of the researchers who are behind a new 3D-simulation method.
Published Breast cancer recurrence may be triggered by chemotherapy injury to non-cancer cells (via sciencedaily.com)
A standard chemotherapy drug injures surrounding non-cancer cells, which can then awakens dormant cancer cells and promotes cancer growth, according to a new study. The finding is important for understanding cancer recurrence and may point to important new targets to prevent it.
Published Benefits, risks in state-mandated school-based BMI assessments (via sciencedaily.com)
A resource economist finds mandated in-school Body Mass Index assessments adopted in varying forms by 24 states to combat childhood obesity have the potential to improve the health of some students while introducing body-image issues for others. The research is believed to be the first to assess these policies as a whole, rather than in single states or school districts.
Published CT test simulates blood flow to assess risk in patients with angina (via sciencedaily.com)
An advanced CT test can identify individuals with stable angina at a reduced risk of three-year adverse outcomes despite their having a high coronary artery calcium score, according to a new study.
Published High levels of particulate air pollution associated with increased breast cancer incidence (via sciencedaily.com)
Researchers found that living in an area with high levels of particulate air pollution was associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer. The study is one of the largest studies to date looking at the relationship between outdoor air pollution, specifically fine particulate matter, and breast cancer incidence.
Published ER-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in African American, white women (via sciencedaily.com)
New research has found that estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in the blood of African American women and non-Hispanic white women.
Published Sleep-wake therapy gives new hope for teens with depression (via sciencedaily.com)
School systems aren't built for kids who fall asleep and wake up late, the so-called 'night owls,' which may help explain why this group of teens is more prone to depression.
Published Intellectual disability more common in families with substance use disorder (via sciencedaily.com)
Children of a parent with alcohol or drug use disorder have a greater risk of intellectual disability, even if the problem only lies with the father, researchers report. According to the study, preventive measures should be directed at both parents.
Published Women with PCOS on keto diet may see improvements in fertility (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The ketogenic (keto) diet may lower testosterone levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a new article.
Published Review of over 70 years of menopause science highlights research gaps and calls for individualized treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Although about half of people go through menopause, less than 15% of them receive effective treatment for their symptoms. Treatment options for people experiencing irritating or severe menopause symptoms are often under researched, and some have questionable efficacy, or cause harmful side effects. Menopause experts now summarize what we know about menopause, call for more research into the timeline and treatment of menopause, and encourage individualized, holistic treatment that addresses both menopausal symptoms and other systemic changes happening in the body.
Published 'Gates of Heaven' calcium channel drives oral cancer pain and growth (via sciencedaily.com)
An essential protein that acts as a gatekeeper for calcium entering cells promotes the growth of oral cancer and generates pain, according to a new study. Targeting this protein -- the ORAI1 calcium channel -- could provide a new approach to treating oral cancer, which causes persistent pain that worsens as it progresses.
Published AI performs comparably to human readers of mammograms (via sciencedaily.com)
Using a standardized assessment, researchers in the UK compared the performance of a commercially available artificial intelligence algorithm with human readers of screening mammograms.