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Research Helps Uncover Causes of SIDS

Research Helps Uncover Causes of SIDSTHURSDAY, May 25, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found another clue as to why some infants die suddenly in their sleep, and it's related to a faulty chemical receptor in the brainstem. Experts said the findings provide another puzzle piece in understanding the root causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).By examining autopsied brain tissue, researchers found that a particular chemical receptor was altered in the brain stems of babies who'd died of SIDS, versus infants who'd died of other causes.The receptor, called serotonin 2A/C, is believed to play a key role in helping a sleeping infant wake up and gasp for air in response to oxygen deprivation."This 2A receptor is very important in arousing them as a defense mechanism," said Robin Haynes, a researcher at Boston...

Nowhere Safe to Play: 'Play Deserts' Keep Kids from Fun...

24 May 2023
Nowhere Safe to Play: `Play Deserts` Keep Kids from Fun Physical ActivityWEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- The problem of "food deserts" in many parts of the United States has gained attention in recent years. Now, researchers are highlighting a similar issue: play deserts.In a recent study, investigators at the University of Georgia found that in many areas of the country -- particularly the South -- families have few safe, free parks and playgrounds for their kids to enjoy.That's a problem, experts said, because when kids lack those opportunities, they're more likely to stay inside and stare at screens.It's well known that there are communities nationwide where people have a hard time getting to a grocery store or any other source of fresh, nutritious food. Those places have been dubbed food deserts, and an estimated 10% of the United States...

'Secure Attachment Style': Parents, Here’s What to Know

24 May 2023
`Secure Attachment Style`: Parents, Here’s What to KnowWEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Picture this: A child running towards their parent, arms outstretched, with an infectious smile stretching from ear to ear. That deep, unbreakable bond built on trust, love and security is an outgrowth of a secure attachment style, which forms the foundation for healthy relationships.This article will explore the characteristics of a secure attachment style, highlighting key differences between secure and insecure attachment. It will outline the benefits of nurturing a secure attachment, ranging from enhanced self-esteem to improved resilience and the capacity for fulfilling relationships.What is secure attachment?"Your attachment style from your infancy can influence your relationships with others, but as humans, we're complex creatures,"...

Parents' Mistrust of HPV Vaccine May Be Growing

23 May 2023
Parents` Mistrust of HPV Vaccine May Be GrowingTUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- It was a no-brainer for New York City mom Jen L. when a pediatrician suggested that she vaccinate her two sons against human papillomavirus (HPV).“Before my kids were eligible for the vaccine, I had read up on it to learn about the vaccine and its positives in general, and also to learn if there were any significant side effects," she said. “I have a good friend who had issues from HPV in her 20s, and I was excited to read a vaccine could now help prevent all the drama she had gone through.”But not all parents feel this way about the cancer-preventing HPV shots, a new study suggests.Parents of nearly 120,000 unvaccinated teens aged 13 to 17 were asked why they didn’t plan to vaccinate their children against HPV, which is a sexually...

Many Parents Worry About Social Media's Impact on Kids' Body Image: Poll

23 May 2023
Many Parents Worry About Social Media`s Impact on Kids` Body Image: PollTUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- About 7 in 10 American parents are concerned that social media trends related to appearance and editing apps and filters are harming their children’s body image, a new survey shows.Among those polled, about 69% of parents expressed worry about these editing apps and filters, which can completely change the look of someone's face and body. This may make them appear to meet some supposed standard of beauty. Also, about two-thirds said that trends related to diet and exercise also had a negative influence, according to the survey results released May 23 by the On Our Sleeves Movement for Children’s Mental Health, from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. A young person's feelings about their body can affect their mental health,...

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