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September 16, 2013

Study Explores the Challenges of Elderly Care for Remarried Couples

From: Journal of Marriage and Family

12:00 AM EDT August 22, 2013

Breast is Best: Good Bacteria Arrive From Mum’s Gut via Breast Milk

Scientists have discovered that important ‘good’ bacteria arrive in babies’ digestive systems from their mother’s gut via breast milk.

7:00 PM EDT August 20, 2013

Women Who Receive Midwife Care Throughout Their Pregnancy and Birth Have Better Outcomes

Maternity care that involves a midwife as the main care provider leads to better outcomes for most women, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. Researchers found that women who received continued care throughout pregnancy and birth from a small group of midwives were less likely to give birth pre-term and required fewer interventions during labour and birth than when their care was shared between different obstetricians, GPs and midwives.

August 19, 2013

Scent of Romance: Is Consistency of Smell Important for Attracting a Mate?

From: Flavour and Fragrance Journal

12:00 AM EDT August 15, 2013

In Nonsmoking Women, Breastfeeding for More Than Six Months May Protect Against Breast Cancer

A new analysis has found that breastfeeding for more than six months may safeguard nonsmoking mothers against breast cancer. The same does not seem to hold true for smoking mothers, though. Published early online in the Journal of Clinical Nursing, the findings add to the list of benefits of breastfeeding for women and their babies.

August 13, 2013

Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School

From picky toddlers to overweight tweens to vegetarian teens, parents confront many types of issues when trying to get their children to eat healthy meals.  FEARLESS FEEDING written by pediatric nutrition experts helps parents understand how eating relates to their child's overall development and how they can help their children make good food choices.

12:00 AM EDT August 06, 2013

Personality May Affect a New Mother’s Decision to Breastfeed

A new analysis has found that mothers who are more extroverted and less anxious are more likely to breastfeed and to continue to breastfeed than mothers who are introverted or anxious. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that new mothers with certain personalities may need additional support and education to help them feel confident, self assured, and knowledgeable about breastfeeding.

7:00 PM EDT August 04, 2013

Do Antioxidants Improve a Woman’s Chances of Conceiving?

There is no high quality evidence that antioxidant supplements help to increase a woman’s chances of having a baby, according to the results of a new systematic review. The review, published in The Cochrane Library, found women were no more likely to conceive when taking oral antioxidants and that there was limited information about potential harms.

12:00 AM EDT August 01, 2013

Both Parents Experience Highs and Lows in Sexuality After Childbirth

Partners of new mothers often experience shifts in sexuality, and these shifts are often unrelated to biological or medical factors pertaining to childbirth. The findings, which are published in a recent issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, expand current understanding of postpartum sexuality, and may help health professionals as they counsel new parents.

July 15, 2013

Is Workplace Flexibility Failing To Give Parents Time With Their Children?

From: Journal of Marriage and Family

7:00 PM EDT July 10, 2013

Later Cord Clamping After Birth Increases Iron Levels in Babies

Delaying clamping of the umbilical cord after birth benefits newborn babies, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. The authors found babies’ blood and iron levels were healthier when the cord was clamped later.

July 08, 2013

Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business and Life

Based on video recorded interviews and extensive surveys of more than 500 centenarians, Celebrate 100 shares the wisdom, wit, insight and perspective of these contemporary centenarians who have lived their lives with determination, personal courage, and accomplishment. 

July 01, 2013

Wiley Announces Increase in Impact Factors

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a continued increase in the proportion of its journal titles indexed in the Thomson Reuters® 2012 Journal Citation Reports (JCR), with 1,192 (approximately 77%) titles now indexed, up from 1,156 in the 2011 JCR. Wiley titles now account for the largest share of journals in 50 categories.

June 27, 2013

Same-Sex Legal Kit For Dummies: A Clear-cut Guide to LGBT Legal Issues

Aside from marriage laws, it is important for same-sex couples to be knowledgeable on their states’ tax, finance, healthcare and adoption laws as those too can impact their future.

12:00 AM EDT June 17, 2013

Is Flexibility Feminine? Penalizing Men Who Request a Family Leave

From: Journal of Social Issues

June 17, 2013

Support from the Bank of Mom and Dad Strengthens Relationships with Children

From: Journal of Marriage and Family

June 04, 2013

Estate Executors and Administrators: Avoid These Ten Common Pitfalls

Administering a trust or estate is similar to handling your personal finances, except that you’re working in a fiduciary capacity, not an individual one. There are some major differences.

June 04, 2013

Manage Stress by Adopting These Ten Habits

Identify stress triggers, make them more manageable, and use unavoidable stress in a positive, motivational way.

May 21, 2013

Smart Parenting For Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child’s True Potential

This practical and compassionate book identifies some of the challenges that bright children face and provides an in-depth look at the reasons behind their struggles.  It offers parents do-able strategies to help their children cope with their feelings, embrace learning and build satisfying relationships. Drawing from research as well as the authors’ clinical experience, it focuses on the essential skills children need to make the most of their abilities and become capable, confident, and caring people.