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Study: Parents still put babies in risky sleep environments

Study: Parents still put babies in risky sleep environments

A study involving videos of slumbering infants found the vast majority of parents placed babies in unsafe sleep environments associated with an increased risk of death despite guidance from health care providers and public education campaigns. The American Academy of ...

How to get more sleep if you have a baby

How to get more sleep if you have a baby

ONE of my patients, Sandra, recently popped in to see me for a routine script. She had come straight in after grabbing three-year-old Polly from day care. Sandra was a mess. Polly has probably slept through the evening less than ...

How Exercise Can Help Postpartum Depression

How Exercise Can Help Postpartum Depression

By Roma van der Walt When we talk about postpartum depression and exercise, the first thing that comes to mind is the aspect of engaging in physical activities , perhaps getting back in shape. But even now that many parents ...

When Pregnancy and Working Puts You At Risk

When Pregnancy and Working Puts You At Risk

By Haley DeGray Eighteen years ago, I was pregnant and working at a high heat tape factory in Holyoke, MA. I was a hard worker, well respected by my co-workers and eager to stay employed for my full pregnancy. My ...

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Breastfeeding may help kids avoid life of obesity

Obesity is a complex disease. However, nutrition experts agree that prevention begins at the earliest moments of life when parents make infant feeding decisions. Breastfed babies have less risk of obesity through childhood and adolescence. In addition, studies suggest that ...

How Soon Can Postpartum Depression Set In?

Clinical Trial Reveals New Hope For Postpartum Depression

Early results from a phase II clinical trial shows promise for curbing postpartum depression (PPD), a rare but extreme mood disorder which affects new mothers. The bio-pharmaceutical company, Sage Therapeutics announced the early findings of the intravenous drug SAGE-547 last ...

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