Rising rate of marijuana exposure among children 5 years old and younger Debates about legalizing marijuana have focused on crime rates, economic benefits, and health effects among adults. But a new study shows that the risk to young children of swallowing, breathing in or otherwise being exposed to marijuana also needs to be considered
Early support vital for success in marijuana Most women understand the benefits of breastfeeding their infants, but there are physical and emotional roadblocks that can make it a challenge for moms. During the first weeks of a baby’s life it is vital for mom to be able to focus on caring for herself and nursing her infant.
Juvenile incarceration yields less schooling, more crime Teenagers who are incarcerated tend to have substantially worse outcomes later in life than those who avoid serving time for similar offenses.
Are offspring of obese moms pre-programmed for obesity and metabolic disease? The evidence is clear that the children of obese parents are prone to obesity themselves, placing them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, but how and why this occurs remains under investigation. A study has found evidence suggesting that the in utero environment in obese mothers may program a child's cells to accumulate extra fat or develop differences in metabolism that could lead to insulin resistance.
Relief of dystonia symptoms is sustained in pediatric patients undergoing deep brain stimulation Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years. The results reinforce the observation that patients with a shorter duration of symptoms, and a younger age at implantation, experience better outcomes.