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In Brief: Positive Benefits of Father’s Involvement in Childcare

According to recent studies, the participation of fathers in childcare nearly doubled between 1965 and 2011.  Despite this growing involvement of fathers in their children’s lives, pediatric visits continue to be focused on the mother-child relationship.  Few early parent education programs focus on fathers.   Paternal involvement positively affects infant neurodevelopment, but also decreases maternal stress… Read More »

Medical News Today: These 5 tropical plants may ‘provide anticancer benefits’

In a recent study, scientists identified several tropical plants that have anticancer properties. The Bandicoot Berry (shown here) may have anticancer benefits. Researchers from the National University of Singapore, Department of Pharmacy (NUS Pharmacy) spent 3 years investigating the pharmacological properties of local plants. They found that three species were particularly effective at inhibiting the… Read More »

Study Shows How Ketamine Reverses Depression—and How its Benefits Could Be Extended

The powerful but temporary benefits of ketamine against depression might be extended if the new brain-cell connections it promotes could be preserved, according to a new study published April 12 in Science from researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine. Depression affects tens of millions of people in the United States alone, which could lead to suicide in severe… Read More »