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Baby in Your Room, Not in Your Bed: Good Advice, but Are Parents Listening?

Baby in Your Room, Not in Your Bed: Good Advice, but Are Parents Listening?MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Parents have long been told that babies should sleep in their own crib to reduce the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), yet nearly 1 in 5 infant are still sleeping in their parent's bed, a new study finds. To decrease the risk of SUID, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents share their room with their baby until at least 6 months, and ideally to 1 year. The AAP also advises against bed-sharing, but new parents may be getting varying advice on bed-sharing from their pediatricians, the study suggested. About 59% of new moms said they intended to share rooms without bed-sharing. But only 45% of those who said they planned to only room-share had done so in the past two...

'Tired, Stressed and Bored': Study Finds Most Teens Hate...

7 February 2020
`Tired, Stressed and Bored`: Study Finds Most Teens Hate High SchoolFRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's supposed to be the best time in your life, but a new study finds that U.S. high school students have mostly negative feelings throughout their schoolday. Surveying nearly 22,000 students nationwide, researchers found about 75% expressed boredom, anger, sadness, fear or stress. Girls were slightly more negative than boys, according to the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center researchers. A second survey asked 472 high school students in Connecticut about their feelings at distinct moments throughout the school day. The teens reported negative feelings 60% of the time, according to the study. The levels of negativity were "higher than we expected," said study co-author and research scientist Zorana...

Employers Need to Do More to Help Breastfeeding Moms: Survey

4 February 2020
Employers Need to Do More to Help Breastfeeding Moms: SurveyTUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Protections may be in place for employees who breastfeed, but the onus is on working moms to seek out the resources they need, according to a University of Georgia survey. "We know that there are benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the infant, and we know that returning to work is a significant challenge for breastfeeding continuation," said lead author Rachel McCardel, a doctoral student in UGA's College of Public Health. "There is a collective experience that we wanted to explore and learn how can we make this better," McCardel said in a university news release. Federal regulations enacted more than 10 years ago require employers to provide unpaid break time and a space other than a restroom for employees to breastfeed or...

Health Tip: Basics of Newborn Care

31 January 2020
(HealthDay News) -- Taking a "new mothers" class and asking nurses to help with baby basics during your hospital stay can help prepare you for time at home, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before discharge, the agency recommends that you know how to: Handle a newborn and support your baby's neck. Change your baby's diaper. Bathe, dress and swaddle your baby. Feed and burp your baby. Clean the umbilical cord. Care for a healing circumcision. Use a bulb syringe to clear nasal passages. Take a newborn's temperature. Soothe a baby.

When it Comes to Classroom Performance, Praising Kids Works Best

29 January 2020
When it Comes to Classroom Performance, Praising Kids Works BestWEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Students have better focus in class if teachers praise them for being good rather than scolding them for being bad, according to a new study. Researchers spent three years observing more than 2,500 students in 19 elementary schools across Missouri, Tennessee and Utah. The children came from 151 classes from kindergarten through grade 6. The students exhibited 20%-30% greater focus on tasks when teachers gave out more praise than reprimands, according to the study. It was published Jan. 29 in the journal Educational Psychology. "Unfortunately, previous research has shown that teachers often tend to reprimand students for problem behavior as much or more than they praise pupils for appropriate behavior, which can often have a negative effect...

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