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More Than Half Of Australian Infants Have Risk Factors For Adult Mental Illness

A study on mental health published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry reveals that one in 10 infants were born to mothers who consumed alcohol daily and two-thirds of children aged 12–13 years had parents who displayed low warmth or exhibited high hostility or anger. Photograph: Alamy More than half [...]

Still in a Crib, Yet Being Given Antipsychotics 

Andrew Rios, 4, took the antipsychotic Risperdal when he was 18 months old to treat severe aggression. Photo: Jenna Schoenefeld Andrew Rios’s seizures began when he was 5 months old and only got worse. At 18 months, when an epilepsy medication resulted in violent behavior, he was prescribed the antipsychotic Risperdal, a drug typically used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar [...]

Epigenetics: Phenomenon or Quackery?

Are you really what your mother ate, drank or got stressed about? The simple answer is “no”, but not in the way you think. We are products of nature via nurture. Our genes and environments interact. And “environment” can be what we are experiencing now or at any time during our life. An overwhelming body [...]

Children Exposed to ‘Toxic Stress’ More Likely to Develop Illnesses as Adults, Royal Commission Told

ACF - http://childhoodtrauma.org.au Infants and young children exposed to "toxic stress" from dysfunctional homes are more likely to develop cardiac disease and other physical illnesses as adults, the family violence Royal Commission was told on Wednesday. And addressing the impact of early childhood stress and trauma, the commission was told, was the most [...]

Breast-Fed Babies Grow Up Smarter and Richer

Babies who were breast-fed for at least 12 months have higher IQs and could earn an extra £200,000 in their lifetime compared with bottle-fed youngsters, scientists have suggested. Researchers followed 3,500 infants for 30 years, recording how long they spent in education, their employment and earnings and their level of intelligence. They found that breastfeeding [...]

More Time In The Womb May Lead To Better Grades In School

New study reveals that babies born earlier tend to do more poorly in school when compared to their later-born counterparts. The new research shows that infants could benefit from that extra time spent in the womb, and that more time spent in utero can lead to increased brain development. The difference was true even of [...]

From learning in infancy to planning ahead in adulthood: Sleep’s vital role for memory

Babies and young children make giant developmental leaps all of the time. Sometimes, it seems, even overnight they figure out how to recognize certain shapes or what the word "no" means no matter who says it. It turns out that making those leaps could be a nap away: New research finds that infants who nap [...]

For infants, stress may be caught, not taught

New research shows that babies not only pick up on their mother's stress, they also show corresponding physiological changes. "Our research shows that infants 'catch' and embody the physiological residue of their mothers' stressful experiences," says lead researcher Sara Waters, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. - from universities, journals, and other [...]

Traffic pollution tied to autism risk

Babies who are exposed to lots of traffic-related air pollution in the womb and during their first year of life are more likely to become autistic, according to a US study. The findings, which appeared in the Archives of General Psychiatry, support previous research linking how close children live to freeways to their risk of [...]