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Timing of pregnancies can decrease risk of premature delivery
Research from the Washington University Center for Preterm Birth found that women who became pregnant less than six months after delivering their first baby increased their risk of subsequent preterm birth by 41 percent. Leader of the study, Emily DeFranco discusses.
Tantrums may indicate serious mental health problem
While temper tantrums are common and normal for young children, Washington University researchers have identified several risk factors associated with tantrums that may indicate the presence of psychiatric illness.
Immense new facility to house BioMed 21 research
Dean Larry Shapiro and two Interdisciplinary Research Center directors, David Holtzman and Jean Shaffer, discuss the importance of the new BJC Institute of Health at Washington University and the BioMed 21 research it will support.
Controlling candy consumption during Halloween
Halloween, with all its candy and treats, is beloved holiday for most children, but can be a troubling time for parents who have being touting the benefits of healthy eating the rest of the year. Connie Diekman, director of nutrition, discusses tips for managing Halloween candy consumption.
Magnetic pulses may help treat post-partum depression
The first few months of motherhood should be a time of blissful bonding between mother and child, but that's not always the case. Psychiatry researchers are testing magnetic pulses as a treatment for new mothers with post-partum depression.
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