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2020

When Teens Feel Loved, Conflicts With Parents Are Easier to Manage: Study

When Teens Feel Loved, Conflicts With Parents Are Easier to Manage: StudySUNDAY, July 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can ease conflict with their teens by showing them warmth, researchers say. In their new study, they analyzed daily diary entries from parents and teens in 151 families. The teens were 13 to 16 years old, and 95% of the parents were women. "By using 21 consecutive days of daily diaries, we were able to disentangle the day-to-day ways that parents' behaviors are linked to how loved their teenagers were feeling," said lead author John Coffey, a visiting assistant professor at Yale University's Child Study Center in New Haven, Conn. No matter how close parents and teens were, teens said they felt more loved on days when parents reported showing more affection, understanding and praise, and less loved on days when parents reported more...

Guys, Going Vegetarian Won't Lower Your Testosterone

15 July 2020
Guys, Going Vegetarian Won`t Lower Your TestosteroneWEDNESDAY, July 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Images of burly cavemen bringing home meat may have men thinking that steaks and burgers are key to masculinity. It's just not true: New research shows that testosterone levels in men who eat vegetable-heavy diets are similar to those in men who wolf down meat. "We found that a plant-based diet was associated with normal testosterone levels, levels that are the same as occur in men who eat a traditional diet that includes more meat," said study co-author Dr. Ranjith Ramasamy, director of reproductive urology at the University of Miami Health System. "The old idea that men needed to consume a traditional diet with plenty of meat to have a healthy testosterone level was based on pure conjecture, not based on evidence," he said in a...

Changes in IVF May Have Spurred Drop in Cerebral Palsy,...

10 July 2020
Changes in IVF May Have Spurred Drop in Cerebral Palsy, Study SaysFRIDAY, July 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of cerebral palsy among babies in Nordic countries born through in vitro fertilization (IVF) have fallen by more than half over the past two decades, due to fewer twin births from IVF, according to a new study. A study in Denmark 15 years ago found a significantly increased risk of cerebral palsy in infants born through IVF. The absolute risk was small, but cerebral palsy was the greatest developmental birth defect risk associated with the infertility procedure. "Multiple embryo transfer is still standard care in many countries," said study author Dr. Anne Lærke Spangmose, of Rigshospitalet at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. "Our findings emphasize that single embryo transfer and singleton births should be encouraged...

How the Pandemic Is Changing Summer Camp

8 July 2020
How the Pandemic Is Changing Summer CampWEDNESDAY, July 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If your children are going to summer school or camps this year, you may need to prepare them for safety precautions that will be in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says. "Social interaction, engaging learning opportunities and physical activity are critically important for kids' emotional and physical well-being. And high-quality child care outside of the home is essential for many families. We must work to get our kids back to these activities," said Dr. Katherine Connor, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. "While we figure out the best way to do this safely, there will be a lot of new routines and practices to follow," she added. Changes at summer schools...

Does Having a Dog Make for Well-Adjusted Kids?

6 July 2020
Does Having a Dog Make for Well-Adjusted Kids?MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- If you've hesitated to get a dog because your kids are very young, new research suggests that the preschool years might be a good time to add a furry friend to the family. The study found that preschoolers with dogs at home had fewer problems with their peers or other behavior problems compared to youngsters without a family dog. Tots who walked and played with their dog more often were likely to be more social, too. "Young children who walked or played with their family dog were more likely to have pro-social behaviors, such as sharing and cooperating," said study senior author Hayley Christian. She's an associate professor and senior research fellow at the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute. Christian added that...
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