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Babies Know When You're Sad, Study Finds

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If you're the type to keep a blank face when things go wrong, baby can see right through you -- and even empathize with you -- a new study published in the journal Infant Behavior and Development reveals. The study posed two scenarios to a group of 71 babies who were all around 18 months old. Half of... Read more

Could This Epilepsy Drug Cure Postpartum Depression?

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Four new moms suffered from postpartum depression for months, but just days after trying an experimental epilepsy drug, their symptoms were as good as gone. The women were each injected with a dose of SAGE-547, a drug originally created by Sage Therapeutics to treat epileptic seizures. All four mothers had been admitted to the hospital, where they... Read more

Postbaby Chores Still Fall to Mom, Study Finds

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Think that most couples can (and should) equally share diaper duty? A new study released by researchers at Ohio State University shows that we still have a long way to go. The study asked 182 different-sex couples to fill out "time diaries" that recorded their daily activities on workdays and non-workdays. The couples first kept these diaries during the third... Read more

Study: Beat Breast Cancer By Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding is one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby, but did you know that it works wonders on your own body too? A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that women who breastfeed have a lower risk of recurrence of the luminal A subtype of breast cancer (the most... Read more

Detecting Autism: Is Your Pediatrician Proactive Enough?

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Feel like there's a disconnect between you and your pediatrician? You're not alone. A soon-to-be published study in the Journal of Pediatrics examined how healthcare providers reacted (or didn't react) when parents voiced concerns about their children -- and discovered that it plays a major role in delayed autism diagnoses. A group of Oregon-based... Read more

Is Screen Time Ruining Family Time?

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21st century kids get a lot of flack for staring at their phones or tablets all day, but clinical psychologist and author Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to draw attention to another group of culprits: their parents. Steiner-Adair, who wrote the book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, explained to the Read more

It’s True! Babies Learn Language While In Utero

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For years and years, soon-to-be parents have asked themselves the same question, "Can baby hear us?" and for just as long the question has gone unanswered. Now, however, researchers have finally come to a conclusion and it's sure to be one that mom and dads-to-be are over the moon about! Newborns are much more attuned the... Read more