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2009-06-22 14:35:25

When a dad changes diapers and makes pediatrician's appointments, he's more likely to stay interested and involved when his child makes the transition to school, said a new University of Illinois study that explores the role of parent involvement on student achievement."If we want fathers to be involved in school, we need to focus on men building close, loving relationships with their children in the preschool years. When fathers do this, they're writing a script that says they're involved in...

2009-06-02 15:39:30

In order for new mothers to give their infant the best care, they should maintain a healthy regimen of sleep, diet and exercise, said a Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) obstetrician-gynecologist.  "Having a new baby is an adjustment in a woman's life and can often be overwhelming," said Dr. Todd Ivey (http://www.bcm.edu/obgyn/?pmid=7263), assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BCM. "A lot of women do not pay attention to themselves. They try to be "Ëœsuper...

2009-05-18 09:31:45

 Many women now have the option of having a genetic test to determine their cancer risk. Now, a new study shows mothers who share their test results with their children are more satisfied with their decision that those who don't.Researchers from the Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center interviewed 221 mothers and 124 co-parents (who were primarily fathers) prior to the mother's genetic test for a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. These genes are responsible for a majority of...

2009-05-17 08:46:50

A pregnant British woman who turns 67 in July is too old to be a good mother, a pioneer in the fertilization techniques of older women said. Elizabeth Munro will become Britain's oldest mother when she gives birth next month to a baby enabled by fertilization specialists in Ukraine, The Sunday Times of London reported. Severino Antinori, a researcher who pioneered in vitro fertilization techniques in older women, called Munro's decision risky because she might not survive to raise her child....

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2009-05-11 08:34:18

Missed satiety cues from infants linked to obesity As the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States continues, researchers are examining whether early parent and child behaviors contribute to the problem. A study from the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Rutgers University, published in the May/June 2009 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior reports that mothers who miss signs of satiety in their infants tend to overfeed them, leading to excess weight gains during...

2009-05-08 15:20:00

Washington, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Mother's Day, May 10th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will mark 20 years of work to research, prevent and treat the major causes of maternal death and disability in high burden countries. "Women give and protect life, nurture body and mind, and sustain communities large and small," said Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator for Global Health. "Women make extraordinary contributions as caregivers and caretakers,...

2009-05-08 15:16:00

NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Sunday, individuals all over the nation will be celebrating a very special holiday to honor the women who gave them life: their mothers. While people in the United States turn their attention toward their caregivers, the International Breast Milk Project (IBMP) hopes to inspire some to also think of mothers abroad. The IBMP is an organization that helps mothers in the United States send their breast milk to infants in need, who have either...

2009-05-05 16:56:19

The same genes that prolong lifespan prolong female fertility -- resulting in older mothers living longer, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, shows the brothers of late-in-life mothers also live longer, but the brothers' wives do not, suggesting the same genes prolong lifespan and female fertility, and may be more important than social and environmental factors. Lead author Ken R. Smith of the University of Utah says the study...

2009-03-23 21:34:03

Hospital practices, such as supplementing newborns with formula or giving them pacifiers, reduce the odds new mothers will breastfeed, U.S. researchers say. A research team led by Eugene Declercq of the Boston University School of Public Health finds a significant drop-off between the numbers of mothers who intend to breastfeed exclusively and those who go on to fulfill that intention one week after giving birth. Among first-time mothers, 70 percent reported an intention to breastfeed...

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2009-03-13 16:15:02

Britain's Prince William, whose mother Princess Diana was killed in a 1997 car crash, admits he still experiences a feeling of emptiness on Mother's Day. The Daily Telegraph reported the 26-year-old royal made the comments Thursday as he accepted his appointment as patron of the Child Bereavement Charity, a group his late mother had been associated. My mother Diana was present at your launch 15 years ago, and today I am incredibly proud to be able to continue her support for your fantastic...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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