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Baby Boys 'Talk' More During First Year Compared to Girls

Baby Boys `Talk` More During First Year Compared to GirlsWEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Girls have long been thought to have a language advantage over boys as infants. But new research finds that boys make more vocalization sounds than girls do in the early months of life.These squeals, growls and short word-like sounds such as “ba” or “aga” are precursors to speech, scientists say.And baby boys do more of this “talking” than baby girls in the first year, researchers reported May 31 in iScience.“Females are believed widely to have a small but discernible advantage over males in language,” said D. Kimbrough Oller, a professor at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. “But in the first year, males have proven to produce more speech-like vocalization than females."However, “the girls caught up and passed the...

Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to Expect

30 May 2023
Child Development Stages and Milestones: What to ExpectTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- From their first smile to their first step to the first day of school, children go through a remarkable transformation on their way to adulthood.Here, experts explore the five developmental stages, from infancy to adulthood, and take a deeper look at the developmental milestones acquired along the way. Understanding each stage's developmental milestones can help create an environment that supports their growth.Child development stagesChild development refers to how a child grows and changes over time. The Cleveland Clinic defines the five developmental stages:Birth to 18 months: Newborn through infancy18 months to 3 years: Toddlers3 to 5 years: Preschool6 to 12 years: School age13 to 18 years: AdolescenceDevelopmental milestones are defined in...

Authoritative Parenting: What It Is, Techniques & Discipline

30 May 2023
Authoritative Parenting: What It Is, Techniques & DisciplineTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Children’s personalities and moods can be as diverse as the cosmos, so figuring out the best parenting style can be challenging.To help, experts here take a deep dive into authoritative parenting, including what it’s like, examples of authoritative parenting style, its disciplinary strategies and how it compares to authoritarian parenting.What is authoritative parenting?Authoritative parenting is a supportive and nurturing style of parenting that still includes firm boundary-setting, according to the American Psychological Association. Parents use two-way communication and calm reasoning to help their children understand the rules. Although they take input from their child, parents still have the final say.The Cleveland Clinic notes that...

HPV: What It Is, Symptoms in Men vs. Women & Treatment

30 May 2023
HPV: What It Is, Symptoms in Men vs. Women & TreatmentTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Talking about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can be uncomfortable. But whether you’re talking to your partner, child or doctor, these are important conversations to have.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 20% of Americans had an STI in 2018. There are still more undetected, unreported and untreated STIs that can result in “serious health consequences.”Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common STI in the United States, so it’s important to know the facts.What is HPV?The CDC reports there were 43 million HPV infections in the United States in 2018. It’s a virus, and Mayo Clinic says it’s so widespread that an estimated 85% of all people will become infected with HPV in their lifetime.Dr. Nipunie...

ER-Based Pharmacies Could Improve Kids' Care, Pediatricians' Group Says

30 May 2023
ER-Based Pharmacies Could Improve Kids` Care, Pediatricians` Group SaysTUESDAY, May 30, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- When parents rush their kids to an emergency room in the dead of night for an asthma attack or high fever, they are often discharged with a prescription. The problem is, there may be nowhere to fill it promptly.Now, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling attention to the issue, and highlighting one potential solution: 24-hour ER pharmacies.Studies have found that when children are prescribed medication in the emergency department, one-third to one-half of families never pick up the prescription.There are likely various reasons for this, but research shows that trouble getting to a pharmacy is a big obstacle, said Dr. Gregory Conners, chair of the AAP's committee on pediatric emergency medicine.Emergency department...

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