Children of parents with mental illness have higher risk of injuries

Children to parents suffering from mental illness have a higher risk of injuries than other children, according to a new study. The risk is elevated up to 17 years of age and peaks during the first year of life. The findings highlight the need for parents with mental illness to receive extra support around child injury prevention measures as well as early treatment of mental morbidity among expecting parents.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200408184625.htm

Off-the-shelf artificial cardiac patch repairs heart attack damage in rats pigs

Researchers have developed an 'off-the-shelf' artificial cardiac patch that can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200408153320.htm

Public policies push schools to prioritize creating better test-takers over better people

Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to new research.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200408151228.htm

Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear

Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a day, a new study finds. However, daily marijuana users with severe pain also reported their health had become worse in the past year.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200408145805.htm

Babies in popular low-riding pushchairs are exposed to alarming levels of toxic air pollutants

Parents who are using popular low-riding pushchairs could be exposing their babies to alarming levels of air pollution, finds a new study.

Read more: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200408145801.htm

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