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Children’s Screen Time Doubled During Pandemic — and Hasn’t Changed Much Since

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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Children’s screen time has doubled during the pandemic — and it hasn’t gone down since, according to new research. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco say youngsters are spending almost eight hours a day looking at smartphones, tablets, and televisions, compared to less than four hours before COVID. Concerningly, this…

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A Mother’s Stress Impacts Their Child’s Mental Health and Vice Versa, Study Finds

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HOUSTON, Texas — New research confirms that when it comes to family mental health dynamics, everything usually comes full circle. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston report a two-way relationship between a mother’s and their children’s mental health. Mom’s mental health symptoms influence her child’s mental state, but the reverse…

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Cannabis Lowers Sperm Counts and Motility for Users and Their Children, Study Says

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PULLMAN, Wash. — There’s a theory that smoking marijuana may lower a man’s sperm count. Now, new research finds marijuana may even lower the reproductive abilities of a user’s children. Scientists from Washington State University report that short-but-intense exposure to cannabis vapor lowered sperm counts and slowed sperm movement (motility) across two generations of mice. In…

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Contracting COVID-19 During Pregnancy Does Not Harm a Baby’s Brain

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CHICAGO, Ill. — Perhaps the most unsettling aspect of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is how much scientists still don’t know or fully understand about SARS-CoV-2. New research, however, is offering up at least some clarity regarding COVID-19 and pregnancy. Scientists report that mild or moderate COVID-19 infections among pregnant women appear to have no effect…

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