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2010-08-31 13:27:03

Teen perception of bonding and control with mothers and fathers Canadian teenagers enjoy more freedom than French and Italian peers, according to a new study published in the Journal of Adolescence. The investigation, which examined how parents fashion emotional bonds and exert behavioural control with adolescents, was led by scientists from the University of Montreal, the Universit© de Rennes in France and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy. Canada,...

2010-08-05 13:31:49

The incidence of premature babies has been stable or even increased over time. The phenomenon brings with it the possibility of neurological, sensorial, respiratory, cognitive or psychomotor consequences for the child, both in the short and the medium term. These consequences also are a concern to child psychiatrists and psychologists, as it is currently known that the progress of a premature baby and the appearance or otherwise of problems depend largely on the family environment, above all...

2010-06-24 07:00:00

-- With One Woman Dying Nearly Every Minute of Every Day in Pregnancy or Childbirth, CARE Asks World Leaders to Commit to $4 Billion Annually to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Globally -- WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CARE supports the Canadian government's prioritization of maternal and child health at the upcoming G8 Summit and calls on all G8 nations to come prepared to reach an agreement for concrete funding commitments to support health care interventions...

2010-06-22 15:39:59

Press release from PLoS Medicine Sub-Saharan Africa has only 11% of the world's population, yet more than half of the world's maternal, newborn and child deaths, and two-thirds of the world's AIDS deaths. New data reveal that the pace of mortality reduction is accelerating. With only 5 years remaining before the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) should be met, urgent action in countries is needed "” not global statistics and competitions over estimates. Two new articles in this week's...

2010-06-18 01:33:08

Benefit for infants born to black women may be greatest, study suggests Studies have shown fathers who are active in their children's upbringing can significantly benefit their children's early development, academic achievement and well being. Now, a new study by University of South Florida researchers suggests that a father's involvement before his child is born may play an important role in preventing death during the first year of life "“ particularly if the infant is black. The USF...

2010-05-25 09:03:52

Not using effective contraception once becoming sexually active multiplies up to 6 times the risk for teen pregnancy The effective use of contraception once becoming sexually active is the best way to avoid unwanted pregnancy during adolescence. This is just one of the conclusions of a study by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Universidad Complutense in Madrid which additionally reveals that using no contraception or using it well after starting sexual relations increases...

2010-05-12 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Commissioner Angela Who: Bradstreet Denise Padres, Deputy Chief, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Wendy Wright, Lactation Consultant and Founder of Lactation Navigation, LLC What: Seminar & Networking Event Thursday, May 13 - three events When: throughout the day 8:00 -9:00 12:00 Noon...

2010-05-07 07:10:00

SAN JUAN ISLAND, Wash., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- "We each have three mothers and an online Mother's Day activity now enables us to express our love for each of them," says Dr. Michael J. Cohen, the director of Project NatureConnect at Akamai University and the Institute of Global Education. The three mothers he refers to are identical with respect to birthing and nurturing our lives; we know and love them as our human mother, Mother Nature and Mother Earth. Each is a living being whose womb...

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2010-05-06 14:55:00

According to a new report, women in the U.S. are having children later, fewer of them are married, and the percentage of teenage mothers of newborns has dropped compared to 20 years ago. The report said that only nine percent of births were to women 35 years and older in 1990, and 13 percent were to adolescents.  However, the numbers shifted by 2008 when 10 percent of births were to teens and 14 percent were to older women. "The demography of motherhood in the United States has shifted...

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2010-05-04 09:20:00

A charity group's list has placed the United States at a meager 28th place on a list of the best countries in the world to be a mother, being shown up by many smaller and more underdeveloped countries. The latest Save the Children "Mothers Index" placed Norway at the top of the list, followed by several other developed countries. Afghanistan ranked the worst, with several African states close behind. Several poorer countries, including the Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ranked...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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