NIH-funded study suggests teen girl ‘night owls’ may be more likely to gain weight

Teen girls—but not boys—who prefer to go to bed later are more likely to gain weight, compared to same-age girls who go to bed earlier, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The findings by researchers at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California, and other institutions appear in JAMA Pediatrics. A total of 804 adolescents (418 girls and […]

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‘Time-outs’ not associated with long-term negative effects in children

It’s an age-old debate: are time-outs bad for kids? Now, a new study suggests that despite sometimes getting a bad rap in the news, the common disciplinary strategy isn’t linked to harmful effects in children. Researchers compared emotional and behavioral health between kids whose parents reported using time-outs and those who didn’t over a roughly eight-year period. The result: no […]

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These Breast Pumps Make Milking Sessions Seamless

Preparing for a newborn means making decisions — and a lot of them —  especially when it’s time to create your registry or purchase some of those essential items you’ll need once your little bundle of joy arrives. There are countless “this or that” scenarios to consider: disposable or reusable cloth diapers? Infant or convertible car seat? And of course, […]

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