Tag: Mothers

FDA Approves First Postpartum Depression Drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the drug Zulresso in the treatment of postpartum depression among mothers. This marks the first time a specific medication will be used for treatment.

Medicine March 21, 2019

Mother's Lifestyle Habits May Influence Risk Of Obesity In Children

Researchers found that children whose mothers observe healthy habits have lower risk for obesity. What are the lifestyle habits in women that are strongly associated with obesity in children?

Public Health July 6, 2018

Mom Arrested After Subjecting Her Son To 13 Major Surgeries And 323 Hospital Visits: Munchausen By Proxy?

34-year-old Texas mother was arrested for injury to a child, after putting her son through 323 hospital visits and 13 major surgeries, all unnecessary. She is believed to suffer from Munchausen by Proxy.

Medicine December 15, 2017

Moms, Breastfeeding Could Slash Your Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke

A new study showed that breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s risk of suffering a heart attack and stroke later in life. Learn how the practice could positively impact a mom's cardiovascular health.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 23, 2017

Less Spanking, More Positive Parenting: New Study Highlights Perks Of Being An Older Mother

A new Danish study has found that 'older' women are more likely to handle parenting better than their younger counterparts. Here are some likely benefits of delaying motherhood according to the research.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 23, 2017

Breastfeeding Mom Shares Story Of Losing Baby After He Accidentally Starved

Jillian Johnson, a mother who decided to breastfeed her son Landon, shares the story of his death after he accidentally starved. 'Breast is best, but follow with the bottle,' she says.

Public Health March 4, 2017

Birth Defect Risk Among Moms With Zika Now 20 Percent Higher Than Before

The CDC has found that birth defect risk among moms with Zika virus is now 20 percent higher than before. Researchers determined the prevalence of different birth defects before the 2015 Zika virus epidemic.

Public Health March 3, 2017

This Mom-Created Emoji App Lets Women Express What Motherhood Is Really Like

EmojiMom is the emoji keyboard app for iOS that allows women to better express to their friends and family what pregnancy and motherhood is really like.

Life & Style August 8, 2016

What Happens When Kids Hear Their Mom's Voice? The Brain Lights Up

A mother's soothing voice can activate many different regions of the brain, a new study revealed. These regions are very crucial to how kids navigate the world.

Neuroscience May 17, 2016

Newborn Babies Of Older Moms May Fare Better Later In Life Than Peers: Study

Although having child at older ages is linked to different birth complications, there are still some benefits accompanying it. A new study revealed that people born to older mothers may fare better in the long run compared with those who were born to younger mothers.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2016

Mother's Eulogy For Daughter Who Died Of Heroin Overdose Moves Hearts, Goes Viral

A mother's eulogy for daughter who died due to heroin overdose went viral. The mother posted the entire message on Facebook and tugged many heartstrings even after the wake was over.

Society April 15, 2016

Indiana Woman Missing For 42 Years Found Alive In Texas

A mother has been missing for 42 years, but with the help of an investigator, she was found alive under an alias. Tammy Miller, the daughter looking for her, was shocked to find her alive.

Society March 27, 2016

Pregnant Women, New Mothers Should Be Screened For Depression, Panel Recommends

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that adults, including pregnant women and new mothers, should undergo depression screening. Experts considered this a major move that echoed how maternal depression could be far more common than expected.

Life January 28, 2016

Women With PCOS More Likely To Have Children With Autism

A new study revealed that children born to women with PCOS are 59 percent more at risk of developing autism than children of women without the disorder. Researchers said soon-to-be moms with PCOS have no reason to panic.

Life December 11, 2015

Mom Saves Own Life After Attempting To Donate Liver To Son

Wisconsin-based Kerri Evensen was undergoing an MRI to see if she could donate part of her liver to Auden, her 4-year-old son stricken with alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. During the test, doctors found an aneurysm near her kidney.

Life November 12, 2015

Mother's Favorite Child Likely To Suffer From Depression, Says Study

A favorite child is more likely to suffer from depression later in life. Researchers said favored children felt like they need to give more emotional care to their aging mothers compared to their other siblings.

Life November 11, 2015

Postpartum Depression: Signs, Symptoms And Treatment

Postpartum depression is a medical emergency that needs prompt treatment. While most mothers do not get proper treatment for this condition, knowing how to spot someone who suffers from PPD is important.

Life November 4, 2015

Mothers Lower Ovarian Cancer Risks With Every Child: Study

Women with one child have 20 percent less chances of acquiring any type of ovarian cancer compared to women who did not bear children. There is also a 40 percent decrease in the risk of developing clear cell tumors and endometrioid cancers.

Life November 4, 2015

Stressed Moms Turn to Drinking Alcohol After School Run

Alcohol Concern, a national alcohol charity group in the United Kingdom, has released a report regarding the growing number of mothers starting to drink more and more wine after their school run in order to cope with the strains of being a parent.

Life September 15, 2015

Many New Moms Aren't Getting Proper Infant Care Information, Warns New Study

New mothers are not being provided with proper information on care of their infant, a new study reveals. How could this happen?

Life July 28, 2015

Working Moms Now More Socially Acceptable, Says Study

Some moms can’t help if they have to work for their families and now research has shown that society has grown more accepting of these women.

Society July 4, 2015

When A Baby Is Born, Husbands Tend To Do Fewer Household Chores: Variation Due To 'Gatekeeping'?

A study revealed that women do more household chores after a baby is born even when the workload is shared equally during pregnancy. One possibility could be ‘gatekeeping,’ wherein the mother controls the father's jobs and workload doing post-birth baby care.

Life May 12, 2015

Fathers Shirk Housework Once Kid Is Born: Reason Why It's Harder For Women To Become Business Leaders?

Perception and reality of what new fathers do in terms of housework and childcare is quite different, reveals a new report that indicates the extra house and parent workload for new mothers may lead to side-lining of the career and ultimate work achievements.

Life May 10, 2015

Study Shows More Educated Women Are Willing To Have Children

Highly educated women don’t shy from challenges. This time, the challenge involves children, with more and more of them embracing motherhood, a study has found.

Life May 9, 2015

Mother's Day 2015 Gift Guide: The Perfect Health And Beauty Ideas For Mom

Don't stress about what to get the woman who brought you into the world. We've rounded up a great selection of gifts for every type of mom, from the one who loves to travel or is gadget obsessed, starting with the six found here.

Internet Culture April 29, 2015

Study Shows a Mother's Love Can Relieve Infant's Pain

Pain relief in infant rats comes about from the presence of the young rodent's mother. What could this mean for treatment of pain in human infants?

Life November 20, 2014

Gestational diabetes triples risk of obesity in daughters

Daughters can be like their mothers in so many ways. In this instance, mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes end up with daughters at higher risk of obesity.

Life October 28, 2014

There is now scientific evidence that women think of their pets as their children

A new study done by Massachussetts General Hospital shows that the parts of the brain activated in women when interacting with their pets is also activated when interacting with their children.

Internet Culture October 6, 2014

Mothers' childhood experiences influence how they react to their babies' cries

A new study shows that the more positively a mother remembers her childhood caretakers, the more likely she will be able to cope well and respond to her own baby's crying at the age of six months.

Life September 11, 2014

Study: That home-cooked family dinner might be bad for your mental health

New research suggests that preparing a meal at home could cause added stress on mothers. Society standards say a home-cooked meal means women are good mothers, but the stress of creating meals takes a toll on their mental health.

Internet Culture September 4, 2014

Smoking during pregnancy leads to risks much later in child's life

More research shows the dangers of smoking during and right after pregnancy. Researchers have found that the negative consequences of smoking may continue to affect children until their teenage years.

Life August 20, 2014

Changes in baby brain activity seen live for the first time as mother rats nurture young

Scientists at NYU used electrical recordings to measure and watch, in real time, the changes that occur in infant rat brains as they are nurtured and weaned by their mothers.

Life July 17, 2014

Mexico breastfeeding ad campaign gets slammed for using topless models and sexualizing the practice

Storm of criticism surrounds ads in Mexico meant to encourage new mothers to breast feed. Use of topless celebrities and "guilt trip" wording draws protests.

Life May 29, 2014

Population of older women becoming first-time moms on the rise in the US: CDC

Study shows that growing numbers of older women are becoming mothers, a trend that has a lot to do with the change in society and the increasing rights of women.

Life May 12, 2014

Like mother, like daughter (or son): Study finds parallels in mother and child's activity levels

A new study published in Pediatrics has linked a mother's level of physical activity to that of their child, with more active mothers have more active children. An additional minute of moderate-to-vigorous activity or exercise per day increases a child's physical activity by 10 percent.

Life March 24, 2014

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