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Babies Know Best When It Comes to Play

Babies Know Best When It Comes to PlayWEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Spend time with babies and you'll see they pick up items, bang them together and, often, chew on them.That play is key to learning and development, but most research on infant play has taken place in a lab and not on a living room floor — until now."At a time in development when infants must acquire information about what objects are and what they can do with them, massive amounts of practice playing with a variety of objects at home is beneficial for learning," said Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, a professor of applied psychology at New York University, in New York City. "And varied exploration is adaptive. We thus seek to flip the narrative from a critique of what infants have not yet achieved to an acknowledgement of how infants interact...

Teens Who Use Pot, E-Cigs and Cigarettes Are in Triple...

28 September 2021
Teens Who Use Pot, E-Cigs and Cigarettes Are in Triple DangerTUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. teens use e-cigarettes, traditional cigarettes and marijuana together, posing greater risks to their health and behavior than if they used only one substance, a new study finds.Called "triple users," this group score high on a profile of psychosocial risk, which includes fighting, risky sexual behavior and behaviors such as not wearing seat belts, according to lead researcher Thomas Wills. And they account for nearly 1 in 5 high school students, survey results show."This is in a context where there has been debate about the legalization of recreational marijuana use, some claiming that recreational marijuana would only be used by adults, but others arguing that it would soon filter down to adolescents," said Wills, a professor and...

Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Mental Well-Being in Kids

28 September 2021
Fruits, Veggies a Recipe for Mental Well-Being in KidsTUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who eat lots of fruits and vegetables are likely to enjoy better mental health.That's the key takeaway from a new study that also tied a nutritious breakfast and lunch to emotional well-being in kids of all ages."This study provides the first insights into how fruit and vegetable intake affects children's mental health and contributes to the emerging evidence around 'food and mood,'" said Sumantra Ray, executive director of the NNEdPro Global Center for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge, United Kingdom.Poor mental health is a growing concern for all young people, because problems often persist into adulthood, leading to underachievement and a poorer quality of life, according to the study authors.For the study, published online Sept. 27...

Weight Loss Surgery More Dangerous for Men Than Women: Study

28 September 2021
Weight Loss Surgery More Dangerous for Men Than Women: StudyTUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss surgery is riskier for men than women, with males five times more likely to die within 30 days of the procedure, a new study finds.Moreover, men's odds of dying over the long run are almost three times higher, said researchers who looked at thousands of weight loss (bariatric) procedures in obese patients in Austria.The reason? Compared to women, men who opt for weight loss surgery tend to be older and have more health problems, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, the researchers noted. "Surgical procedures are some of the most successful ways to help people with extreme obesity to lose weight, but they can come with complications," said study co-author Dr. Hannes Beiglbock, from the Medical University of Vienna, in...

Depression During Pregnancy Raises Risk of Mood Disorder in Kids

27 September 2021
Depression During Pregnancy Raises Risk of Mood Disorder in KidsMONDAY, Sept. 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- When mothers suffer depression during or after pregnancy, their kids may be at heightened risk, too -- all the way into young adulthood, a new study suggests.Of more than 5,000 kids researchers followed until age 24, those whose moms had depression during or after pregnancy tended to report more depression symptoms themselves.That was true in their teens, but particularly in young adulthood. And depression scores were highest among young adults whose mothers had suffered depression both during and after pregnancy.Experts stressed that the findings do not imply this is the mothers' "fault.""Perinatal depression is not something that women have any control over," said Chris Raines, a perinatal psychiatric nurse practitioner and board chair of...

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