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.
Women and children
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.
A century-old theory still affects how we treat our babies and can affect children’s learning, according to an NTNU neuroscientist.
How often women in heterosexual couples desire sex depends on how committed the relationship is and what type of birth control the woman uses.
Forty-three per cent of children at two daycare centres researchers studied had at least one virus in their respiratory tract.
On average, women live longer than men. But for women with cardiovascular disease who undergo open-heart surgery, it’s different.