Many parents say teens with anxiety, depression may benefit from peer confidants at school

IMAGE: Benefits of peer support programs at schools view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — An estimated one in five teenagers has symptoms of a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, and suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens. […]

Study tracks sleep patterns of first-time and experienced parents — ScienceDaily

Mothers with multiple children report more fragmented sleep than mothers of a single child, but the number of children in a family doesn’t seem to affect the quality of sleep for fathers, according to a study from McGill University. A total of 111 parents (54 couples and 3 mothers of single-parent families) participated in the […]

Effective posts led to better understanding among new parents — ScienceDaily

When using social media to nudge people toward safe and healthy behaviors, it’s critical to make sure the words match the pictures, according to a new study. After looking at social media posts, parents of young children were better able to recall safety messages such as how to put a baby safely to sleep when […]

Some parents prioritize Thanksgiving traditions over reducing COVID-19 risks

IMAGE: How parents plan to reduce COVID-19 risks at Thanksgiving. view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For some families, one of the most difficult steps in reducing COVID-19 risks has been keeping children apart from grandparents and other extended family members. And that […]

Nearly one in five parents of food-allergic children are bullied

IMAGE: ACAAI’s Annual Scientific Meeting is virtual this year view more  Credit: ACAAI ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill (November 13, 2020) – Parents of children with food allergies find their children are often bullied by classmates, as well as parents of other children and teachers. A new study being presented at this year’s virtual American College of Allergy, […]

1 in 12 parents say their teen has attended a demonstration about racism or police reform

IMAGE: Parents’ top concern involving teens participating in demonstrations is their teen’s safety. view more  Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at Michigan Medicine ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A growing number of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest police brutality and racial injustice may include teenagers, a new national poll suggests. […]

Neandertal babies had stocky chests like their parents

Neandertal babies had chests shaped like short, deep barrels and spines that curved inward more than those of humans, a build that until now was known only for Neandertal adults, researchers say. Neandertals must have inherited those skeletal features rather than developing them as their bodies grew, says a team led by paleobiologist Daniel García-Martínez […]