Kids are spending more and more time in front of screens — but it may come at a cost.
Women and children
It doesn’t take that much fish for young children to reap big health benefits. Even eating fish just once a week yields good results.
Nepal ranks high in maternal and child mortality statistics. A study trip to the mountain country inspired several NTNU students to help improve the situation of Nepali women.
Parents with children in the neonatal intensive care unit want more information, supervision and advice to meet their children’s needs, according to results from a new PhD dissertation.
Women who experience hypertensive disorders while pregnant are more susceptible to developing cardiovascular disease later in life. But the main reason doesn’t stem from the hypertensive disorder itself.
Metformin significantly reduces the risk of late miscarriages and preterm births for women with PCOS. But the drug does not work to prevent gestational diabetes, according to a large Nordic study from NTNU and St. Olavs hospital.
Some pregnant women are so conflicted about abortion that they don’t even talk about it with their own mother.
Sierra Leone has few doctors and even fewer surgeons to serve its seven million people. Since 2011, a non-profit group called CapaCare has been training community health officers to perform basic lifesaving surgeries. A new study shows the programme is working well when it comes to the most common surgery in the country — Caesarean sections.
Children have to taste a food at least ten times before knowing whether they like it or not. Pickiness is hereditary, says an NTNU professor. She has nine tips for parents with picky eaters.
When mothers lose weight, their children slim down too. When mothers are less active, children grow bigger. Dad’s choices appear to play less of a role.
Only one in five women follows the recommendations for taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy. Vitamin D deficiency can have serious repercussions for the skeletal health of both mother and child.
Lots of children grow out of their ADHD symptoms. Parents believe children are more physically active than they really are. Sad children are easily overlooked and don’t get the help they need in the preschool years. Some children gain more weight than others – which can solely be explained by children’s eating behaviour.
Children born with very low birth weights are at an increased risk of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems throughout their lives. But what exactly happens in the brain to cause these problems?
Children with a higher BMI are less accurate in estimating their own body size compared to their slimmer counterparts. And the bigger their body is, the more inaccurate their guesses.
It can be difficult to treat children born with brain damage. But new research on the hormone melatonin offers hope.
Children who experience social exclusion in preschool are at greater risk of becoming so-called “school losers”. Researchers at NTNU Social Research are studying what happens to children who are marginalized.
A mother’s risk of getting preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening illness associated with pregnancy, can be linked in some cases to genes from her foetus.
Now we know more about how to get really good at something. This is especially useful for people who are engaged in helping others to develop skills and knowledge — and for parents.
Early skin-to-skin care is important for newborns. But should preterm babies have this same experience, or is it more important to get them right into an incubator?
With practice, children can stand without support even before they are 4 months old. This is much earlier than has been reported in the literature.
A new study of rats suggests that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it that affects weight loss or gain.
Pregnant women increase their chances of vitamin B12 deficiency if they don’t consume enough meat, milk or eggs. This vitamin is found only in animal products. A deficiency of the vitamin during pregnancy could have dramatic consequences for the foetus.