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Today's Moms Less Physically Active Than 45 Years Ago

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:21

Over the past 45 years, moms have become increasingly sedentary, leading to not only their own expanding waistlines but also to their kids'.

Poppy Seed Bagel

Baby Taken Away After Bagel Taints Mom's Drug Test; Mother Elizabeth Mort Gets Big Payday After Mix-Up

By | Wed, 07/03/2013 - 10:38

Elizabeth Mort's newborn baby was taken away after she tested positive for opiates on an in-hospital drug test, all because she had eaten a poppy seed bagel beforehand.

Kids of Long-Lived Parents Less Likely to Get Cancer and Other Diseases

Children Of Long-Lived Parents Less Likely To Get Cancer And Other Diseases

By | Tue, 05/28/2013 - 21:16

The risk of developing cancer and other diseases associated with aging drops for every 10 years that at least one parent lives past 65, a study finds.

Emotional Intimacy in Marriage Can Soften the Effect of Depressed Dad on Kids

Emotional Intimacy in Marriage Can Soften the Effect of Depressed Dad on Kids

By | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:00

A wife who supports and listens to her depressed husband can have a positive effect on his interactions with his children.

Pinterest Stress Affects American Mothers

‘Pinterest Stress’ Affects Almost Half of Surveyed American Mothers

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 18:46

Are you suffering from 'Pinterest stress'? 42 percent of surveyed mothers in the United States say they spend too much time comparing their domestic accomplishments to others on the photo-sharing site.

Gifts on table.

Gifts For Mom: 5 Last-Minute, Healthy Presents To Give On Mother’s Day

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 12:43

Skip the store-bought greeting cards, flowers, and box of chocolates (except dark) and give your mom the gift of good health.

Mommie Dearest

Maternal Love Softens the Blows of Hitting Children in Harsh Parenting

By | Fri, 04/19/2013 - 00:21

A recent study on Mexican-American adolescents suggests that maternal warmth can limit the fallout from harsh physical punishment-- children spanked, hit, or otherwise treated strictly by their parents might turn out alright if they feel loved by their mothers.


Treating Mothers Could Help Kids Who May Have ADHD, Researchers Suggest

By | Thu, 10/18/2012 - 17:48

Researchers are conducting a study to investigate whether treating mothers of children with ADHD can delay medication of children at risk for the development of the disorder.

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Motherhood May Rewire Effects of Cocaine on the Brain

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 16:18

Researchers found that cocaine may affect mothers differently than it does other women which could lead to better, more effective treatment for addiction.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

NY's Bloomberg Aims to Save Mothers, Children in Tanzania

By | Wed, 10/03/2012 - 09:08

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday he is funding the expansion of a pilot maternal health program in Tanzania that is predicted to help 50,000 mothers and their children during the next three years.

Child brushing his teeth

Mom's Emotional Health Can Impact Child's Oral Health

By | Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:52

New research suggests that the emotional health and education level of mothers during their children's adolescent years can impact their children's oral health.