What Is 'Sadfishing' & Is Your Kid Doing It?

You might just have got your head around catfishing — and now there’s another type of online fishing to contend with. But it’s worth being aware of, for your kid’s safety. The exact origins of the term are unclear, but it’s hardly surprising that it relates to one of the members of the most influential social media family of today. […]

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Improving cancer screening: what does the latest review recommend?

Screening people for cancer saves thousands of lives every year. And these programmes will play a vital role in achieving NHS England’s ambition to diagnose 3 in 4 cancers early by 2028. But there’s room for improvement. After a difficult period for cancer screening programmes in England, former National Cancer Director Sir Mike Richards was tasked with reviewing the programmes […]

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15 Mothers Reveal What Mom Burnout Really Looks Like

In the 1970s, psychologist Herbert Freudenberger coined the word “burnout” to mean “a state of mental and physical exhaustion caused by one’s professional life.” According to Freudenberger, burnout isn’t a mental illness; rather, it’s a stress state characterized by symptoms such as fatigue, irritability and insomnia. And recent research suggests that parents can succumb to burnout. In fact, low to moderate correlations […]

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What we don’t know about prenatal opioid exposure

Pregnancy can be a time of anxious uncertainty, particularly if there are any risks of complications. The question always arises, from parents, grandparents, friends and others: “Will the baby be OK?” In cases where the baby has been exposed to opioids in the womb, the answer is unclear. As part of a National Institutes of Health initiative to study the […]

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Here's What NOT to Do When Your Kid Throws a Tantrum

Emotional intelligence is key to parenting. That’s because it refers to your capacity to be cognizant and in control of your emotions and how you allow those emotions to manifest in your expressions, as well as how empathetically you handle your interpersonal relationships. So when your child throws a temper tantrum, as all children do, emotional intelligence will help you […]

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What happens to the children when parents fight?

(HealthDay)—”Don’t fight in front of the kids.” Sounds like familiar advice that’s been passed down from generation to generation. But as it turns out, it’s not always the fighting, but rather the way you fight that can have a negative—or a positive—effect on your children. Researchers E. Mark Cummings and Patrick Davies have studied this topic for decades. They say […]

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What do sick kids really want in hospital?

Feeling safe and being able to get to sleep at night are the things that matter most to sick kids in hospital, according to world-first research from Edith Cowan University. Researchers at ECU’s School of Nursing developed the ‘Needs of Children Questionnaire’ (NCQ), the first of its kind to measure children’s self-reported psychosocial, physical and emotional needs in paediatric wards. […]

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