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Niger Ousts Afghanistan As Worst Place To Be A Mother
2012-05-10 11:46:59

Just days before Mother´s Day, the Save the Children foundation released their 13th annual ranking of the best and worst countries to be a mom. To get these results, the foundation measured 165 countries in areas such as breastfeeding rates, infant mortality and mothers´ education. Norway, Iceland and Sweden have topped the charts, respectively, as the world´s best places to be a mother. America has risen to 25th place, up from last year´s 31st. According to this...

Mothers Often Miscalculate Toddler Body Size
2012-05-09 06:22:49

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Chubby babies, who used to be seen as cute, aren´t exactly the norm anymore. A report in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine has stated that mothers of overweight toddlers often miscalculate their child´s size. The publication, part of the JAMA Network, is included in the “Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents” issue. The authors of the study believe that feeding behaviors are influenced by...

2012-05-08 09:15:08

A study of mothers and their toddlers suggests that mothers of overweight toddlers often had inaccurate perceptions of their child's body size, according to a report published in the May issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The study is part of the Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents theme issue. Feeding behaviors are influenced by perceptions of a child's body size and misperception of a child's size could lead to...

2012-04-29 19:59:47

Single mothers and those with symptoms of depression more likely to add cereal to bottles Efforts to prevent obesity among low-income infants should focus not only on what babies are being fed but also the reasons behind unhealthy feeding practices, according to a study to be presented Saturday, April 28, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Boston. Adding cereal to bottles is one unhealthy practice that is discouraged by the American Academy of Pediatrics because...

2012-04-10 05:05:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- With an alarming number of obese individuals today, a study was conducted that focuses especially on obese mothers and the risks their children could face. Researchers have developed a link between maternal diabetes and obesity and the chance of giving birth to a child with autism or another disability caused during the developmental process. Researchers affiliated with the UC Davis MIND Institute found that mothers who were obese were 1-2/3 times more likely to...

2012-03-24 04:31:01

Fatigue and unrealistic expectations of parenthood may help contribute to post-adoption depression in women, according to a Purdue University study. "Feeling tired was by far the largest predictor of depression in mothers who adopted," said Karen J. Foli, an assistant professor of nursing who studied factors that could predict depression in adoptive mothers. "We didn't expect to see this, and we aren't sure if the fatigue is a symptom of the depression or if it is the parenting experience...

Working Moms Are Looking For More Than A Paycheck
2012-01-25 04:23:22

A recent study of employed moms finds that most would work even if they didn't have to Working mothers may be busy, but they like it that way. A recent study of employed moms finds that most would work even if they didn't have to, but they're also looking for new ways to negotiate the demands of mothering and the pressures to be an "ideal" employee. Unlike earlier research, the study — published Jan 23 in the February issue of Gender & Society — finds that many employed...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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