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Want Your Child to Have Empathy? Stay Close

Want Your Child to Have Empathy? Stay CloseMONDAY, Oct. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who are close to their parents are more likely to grow up to be kind, caring and considerate. These kids may also have fewer mental health problems during early childhood and adolescence, a new study finds.By contrast, children whose early relationships with their parents are emotionally strained or abusive are less likely to become thoughtful and generous.“Taking time to build warm, close, comforting and understanding relationships between parents and children in early childhood tends to predict children’s resilience against mental health difficulties, and increases their levels of prosociality throughout childhood and adolescence,” said study co-author Ioannis Katsantonis, a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the...

California Governor Rejects Bill to Provide Free Condoms...

9 October 2023
California Governor Rejects Bill to Provide Free Condoms to High SchoolersMONDAY, Oct. 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- A California bill would have made free condoms available for high schoolers, but it was vetoed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom because of cost. California has a budget deficit of $30 billion, Newsom noted in his veto of Senate Bill 541. This bill, plus several other measures lawmakers passed, would have increased state budget costs by $19 billion.“This bill would create an unfunded mandate to public schools that should be considered in the annual budget process,” the Democratic governor wrote. If the bill had been allowed to go through, it would have required public schools with grades 9 through 12 to make condoms available and free for all students. Those with grades 7 through 12 would have been required to allow condoms to be available as part...

New Dads Might Also Need Screening for Postpartum Depression

6 October 2023
New Dads Might Also Need Screening for Postpartum DepressionFRIDAY, Oct. 6, 2023 (HealthDay News) – Postpartum depression is commonly thought of as something new moms experience, but fathers can also suffer from these feelings when entering this phase of life.A pilot study from the University of Illinois Chicago suggests new dads should also be screened for the condition. Addressing their health may also be an important tool for improving the maternal health crisis, given that the physical health of these parent partners are so intertwined, according to the authors.“A lot of dads are stressed. They’re scared. They’re struggling with balancing work and parental and partner responsibilities,” said lead author Dr. Sam Wainwright, an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics. “Men are often not doing well, but no one is...

Big Rise Seen in Gun Deaths, Overdoses Among U.S. Kids

5 October 2023
Big Rise Seen in Gun Deaths, Overdoses Among U.S. KidsTHURSDAY, Oct. 5, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- America's kids are safer now than a decade ago when it comes to many types of injury, with two glaring exceptions: drugs and guns.That's the crux of a new study that looked at injury trends among U.S. children and teenagers between 2011 and 2021.It found that nonfatal injuries from accidents and assaults fell by 55% and 60%, respectively, during that time period. That included substantial drops in injury due to car crashes, falls and other accidents that have long been leading causes of injury among kids.Countering those gains, though, was the harsh reality of guns and drugs.Firearm fatalities among children and teens rose by 87% during the study period, while nonfatal gun injuries more than doubled. Meanwhile, deadly drug overdoses also...

Breastfeeding in Infancy Tied to Healthier Weight Later for Kids

2 October 2023
Breastfeeding in Infancy Tied to Healthier Weight Later for KidsMONDAY, Oct. 2, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- What a baby eats, or how the baby eats, may have an impact on future weight and health, research has shown.A new study backs that up. It found that 9-year-olds who had been breast-fed for six months or more had a lower percentage of body fat than their peers who were never breast-fed or received breast milk.The researchers also found that kids who were not given soda before 18 months of age also had less fat at age 9.Past studies have zeroed in on links between infant feeding and obesity based on body mass index (BMI) — an estimate of body fat based on height and weight. This one relied on what researchers considered a more precise measure: percent fat mass. That's the proportion of total weight owing to body fat.“Infancy is a vulnerable...

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