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2012-02-24 18:00:00

Voluminous research literature attests to the multiple negative consequences of maternal depression and depressive symptoms for the health and development of children. In contrast, there is a profound paucity of information about depressive symptoms in fathers according to a follow up study by NYU School of Medicine researchers in the February 23rd online edition of Maternal and Child Health Journal. In late 2011 lead investigator, Michael Weitzman, MD, professor of Pediatrics and...

Study Links Father's Depression To Child's Behavioral Problems
2011-11-07 13:52:47

According to a new study, depression in fathers is linked to behavioral problems in their children. The study said that while 6 percent of children with non-depressed parents had behavior problems, 11 percent of children with a depressed father did. "There are countless articles on the effect of depression and other mental health problems in mothers on children, but this is virtually the first paper that we are aware of that has looked at similar effects in fathers," study author Dr....

2005-08-01 15:03:17

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People trying to stop teens from smoking may have a new weapon -- a study showing that even secondhand smoke raises the risk of metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by obesity, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels and pre-diabetes. The American Heart Association estimates that 47 million U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome, which greatly raises the odds of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It is...

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2005-08-01 15:00:00

WASHINGTON -- People trying to stop teens from smoking may have a new weapon -- a study showing that even secondhand smoke raises the risk of metabolic syndrome, a condition marked by obesity, high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol levels and pre-diabetes. The American Heart Association estimates that 47 million U.S. adults have metabolic syndrome, which greatly raises the odds of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. It is associated with obesity and smoking in adults. But a study...


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