A study presented at the ECNP Congress in Vienna found that strict parenting can alter the way a child’s body reads DNA. These changes can effectively become ‘hard-wired’ into the DNA of those children who perceive their parents as harsh, increasing their biological risk for depression in adolescence and later life. “We discovered that perceived harsh parenting, with physical

Today the FDA approved Priorix for the prevention of measles, mumps and rubella in individuals 12 months of age and older. Measles is an acute viral respiratory illness that is characterized by a prodrome of fever, malaise, cough, coryza, and conjunctivitis, and pathognomonic enanthema (Koplik spots) followed in 1- 2 days by a maculopapular rash. Signs and symptoms usually appear

With the nationwide shortage of baby formula, some readers have had questions about what formulas are safe for their babies. Here are some answers and resources. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates commercial infant formulas to make sure they meet minimum nutritional and safety requirements. Approximately 80% of the formula sold in the US is based on cow’s

Asthma affects 25 million Americans. It is the most common pediatric chronic disease, affecting 5.1 million children below the age of 18 years, or approximately 9% of all school-aged children. Asthma contributes to over 500,000 Emergency Department (ED) visits each year.  A new study led by UC San Francisco researchers found that follow-up care after an asthma-related visit to the ED may help