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October 2012

Depression and Anti-Depressant Use During Pregnancy Impacts Fetal Brains

10/18/12

Depression and Anti-Depressant Use During Pregnancy Impacts Fetal Brains

New study finds language development centered in babies brains can be inhibited or accelerated by mom's depression, or related medications, while the infant is in utero.

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Families Unknowingly Buying Foreclosed Homes Once Used as Meth Labs, Getting Sick

10/12/12

Families Unknowingly Buying Foreclosed Homes Once Used as Meth Labs, Getting Sick

Unsuspecting parents across the country are moving into bargain houses with shady drug pasts – and becoming very ill. How can southeast Michigan families avoid the same fate?

Posted at 02:52 PM | Permalink | Comments

New Study Finds 'Mom Gene' It Claims Enables Good Parenting Skills

10/05/12

New Study Finds 'Mom Gene' It Claims Enables Good Parenting Skills

Genetic discovery in mice may explain why some parents may or may not have a strong urge to raise kids. How does this affect parenting?

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Pacifiers May Hinder Boys' Emotional Growth

10/04/12

Pacifiers May Hinder Boys' Emotional Growth

A recent study finds that giving your little boy a binky may stop his ability to develop emotionally. How serious should parents take this study? A local expert weighs in.

Posted at 05:50 PM | Permalink | Comments: 2

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