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2014-07-08 14:32:06

Elsevier Health Sciences Having obese brothers and sisters is more revealing indicator of child obesity than having obese parents, according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity. In a new study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Cornell University, and Duke University looked at how different kinds of family associations affect obesity, specifically how...

2014-06-26 04:21:11

Letting your child know they are going to be an older sister or brother can be an intimidating conversation. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island pediatrician, gives his advice on how parents should approach the issue. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel or GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "New sibling: Preparing your older child" published by Mayo Clinic, which discusses how to prepare children to be an...

2014-04-25 09:46:01

Children living with a step-parent or a lone parent are as happy as those living with two biological parents, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today [Thursday 24 April]. In a major UK study on wellbeing, researchers from NatCen Social Research analysed data from the Millennium Cohort Study on 12,877 children aged seven in 2008 and found no significant difference in happiness. Whether the children lived with two biological parents, a step-parent and...

2014-03-13 23:28:07

Dr. Joanne Wendt, a San Diego-based clinical psychologist, says many parents want to intervene when their children are fighting. But she says it’s important that parents stay out of it and let the children work it out themselves, and offers her top five tips on how to deal with sibling fighting. San Diego, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Dr. Joanne J. Wendt, a licensed San Diego clinical psychologist specializing in marriage and family therapy, often sees the issue of sibling rivalry...

Parents Kids Similar Sounding Names
2014-01-14 08:46:00

[ Watch the Video: Why Do Parents Confuse Theirs Kids' Names Sometimes? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents want their baby's names to be pleasing to the ear, sometimes turning to alliteration when naming multiple children. A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that when parents give their children similar-sounding names, they set themselves up for speech errors. What many people consider to be "Freudian slips," may be a quirk in the...

Playing Out Medical Experiences Promotes Emotional Healing In Children Battling Serious Illnesses
2013-11-05 10:34:34

University of Cincinnati New research finds that chronically ill children celebrate a successful recovery. It’s through their imaginative play with medically themed toys. Laura Nabors, an associate professor of human services in the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), will present new research on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) 141st Annual Meeting and Expo in Boston. The project primarily...

Casual Attitude Sibling Bullying
2013-09-23 14:17:01

[ Watch The Video: Sibling Bullying Could Lead To Mental Problems ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many recent public awareness campaigns have focused on preventing bullying among peers, whether that bullying takes place at school or the workplace. However, some new studies have begun looking at the home as the place where the psychological mechanisms that give rise to bullying first take root. In one such study recently published in the Journal of Interpersonal...

2013-08-20 10:51:55

A Danish study of siblings suggests the recurrence risks for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) varied from 4.5 percent to 10.5 percent depending on the birth years, which is higher than the ASD risk of 1.18 percent in the overall Danish population, according to a study published by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. ASDs are neurodevelopmental disorders that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and also include repetitive behavior and narrow...

2013-08-15 11:51:58

DNA-based familial search may misidentify distant relatives of known offenders as close relatives Forensic DNA-based familial search methods may mistakenly identify individuals in a database as siblings or parents of an unknown perpetrator, when in fact they are distant relatives, according to research published August 14 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Rori Rohlfs and colleagues from the University of California at Berkeley and New York University. Familial searching is a new...

Siblings Lower Divorce Rate
2013-08-13 10:14:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Growing up with lots of siblings can be frustrating at times for young children, but a new study being presented this week at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in New York City says children from large families are less likely to get divorced later in life. The study researcher Doug Downey, a professor of sociology at The Ohio State University, said having one or two siblings doesn’t affect the risk of divorce...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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