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Acetaminophen in Pregnancy

A woman’s use of acetaminophen during mid- to late pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of cognitive and behavioral issues in her young children, according to a study in Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Researchers examined maternal questionnaire and child school data...

How Lying Harms Kids

Children told lies by their parents lie more as adults and face psychosocial adjustment difficulties, suggests a study in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Researchers asked 379 young adults in Singapore whether their parents lied to them as children (e.g., “If you...

Time-Outs Are Ok

Using time-outs to discipline children does not harm them or their relationships with their parents, suggests a study in the Journal of Development & Behavioral Pediatrics. Researchers analyzed longitudinal data from 1,387 U.S. children enrolled in Head Start programs. The data revealed that by...

Origins of Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa appears to have both psychiatric and metabolic aspects, suggests a study in Nature Genetics. Analyzing genetic data from 16,992 individuals with anorexia nervosa and 55,525 control individuals from 17 countries, investigators identified eight gene variants associated with anorexia...