Early Puberty in Girls Linked with Depression / Antisocial Behavior in Adulthood

Early Puberty in Girls Linked with Depression / Antisocial Behavior in Adulthood

A new study appearing in the journal Pediatrics now suggests that early puberty in girls can lead to depression and antisocial behavior well into adulthood, suggesting that the difficulties of those teenage years are far from fleeting.

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Dads Want Their Daughters to be Happy. Their Sons? Not So Much.

Dads Want Their Daughters to be Happy. Their Sons? Not So Much.

A study appearing in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience found significant differences in the ways that dad treat their daughters compared to their sons. And some of that difference can be seen on MRI.

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Propensity Scores: Observational Data and Wishful Thinking

Propensity Scores: Observational Data and Wishful Thinking

Propensity score methods attempt to make observational data look like a randomized trial. But there are some big limitations that need to be considered before we jump on the bandwagon. For the video version, click here.

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Antidepressants in Mothers, Autism in Children: The Data

Antidepressants in Mothers, Autism in Children: The Data

This week, three studies were published that explore a potential link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism in offspring. In this deep dive, we explore the nuances of the data to determine just how worried moms-to-be should be. For the video version, click here.

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Breastfeeding Doesn't Make Your Kid Smart. You do.

Breastfeeding Doesn't Make Your Kid Smart. You do.

Breastfeeding is associated with many benefits, ranging from the economic to the developmental. But association isn't causation, and touting the myriad benefits of breastfeeding may leave some women who are unable to breastfeed feeling less-than. Now an article appearing in the journal Pediatrics demonstrates, through careful matching, that breastfeeding itself likely has no effect on infant development.  For the video version, click here. 

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5-days of Antibiotics Won't Cut it for Middle Ear Infections

5-days of Antibiotics Won't Cut it for Middle Ear Infections

A randomized trial appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown with fairly compelling evidence that 5-days of antibiotic treatment isn't enough for little ones with ear infections. For the video version, click here.

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