Study shows how early-life adversity affects mental health and cognitive abilities

New research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry indicates that early-life adversity-;such as homelessness, parental violence, or longstanding illness in the family-;may lead to mental health challenges,…

Researchers investigate how mother’s mood affects language development in infants

Communicating with babies in infant-directed-speech is considered an essential prerequisite for successful language development of the little ones. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences…

Mothers’ experience of stress during pregnancy affects children’s emotional development

Pregnant people who had bigger fluctuations in stress from one moment to the next-;also called lability-;had infants with more fear, sadness and distress at three months old than mothers with…

How your habit affects fertility

Fertility is such a complex process that starting a family does not always come with guarantees. There are many processes involved in the reproduction cycle including lifestyle factors and habits…

Researchers discuss whether coffee really affects pregnancy

Researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia have discovered through genetic analysis that coffee consumption may not affect pregnancy after all. Pregnant women can put their mind at ease with…

Mild exposure to smog pollutants during pregnancy affects maternal and fetal health outcomes

Mild exposure to common smog pollutants such as inhalable airborne particles and carbon monoxide during pregnancy results in adverse maternal and fetal health outcomes, a new study of women in…

Infant formula marketing directly affects breastfeeding rates

Formula milk companies continue to defy international regulations and target health centers to market their products, a WHO study on formula marketing and its impact on breastfeeding shows. This practice…

Chronic stress in pregnancy affects fetal iron homeostasis

If a woman experiences chronic stress late in her pregnancy, it can affect her fetus’ ability to absorb iron by as much as 15%, according to a study led by…

Study shows how consumption of ultraprocessed foods affects children

A new study found that children ages 3 to 5 who consumed more ultraprocessed foods had poorer locomotor skills than children who consumed less of these foods. It also showed…

Study reveals how acculturation affects the dietary patterns of non-U.S.-born adolescents

A new study has revealed how acculturation -; the process of assimilating to a different culture -; can affect the dietary patterns of adolescents who move to the U.S. The…