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Intelligence (IQ) throughout childhood to adulthood is impacted if born small for gestational age

People born small for gestational age (SGA) have a lower IQ throughout development, however the differences in IQ to those born appropriate for gestational age (AGA) reduce by adulthood. The effects of SGA on IQ are nearly as large as being born into lower socio-economic status or receiving poor parenting in infancy.

Mon 15 Jun 2020, 08:50 | Tags: psychology, Adolescents, Adolescence, parenting, preterm babies, Sciences

New parents face six years of disrupted sleep

The birth of a child has drastic short-term effects on new mothers’ sleep, particularly during the first three months after birth. Researchers at the University of Warwick have also found sleep duration and satisfaction is decreased up to six years after giving birth for both parents.

Tue 26 Feb 2019, 08:08 | Tags: children, psychology, sleep, parenting, Sciences

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths conducted

For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths.


War, lack of democracy and urbanisation contribute to double burden of malnutrition in adolescents in developing countries

A new study from the University of Warwick blames macro-level factors for the double burden of malnutrition among adolescents in developing countries. The double burden of malnutrition refers to the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related noncommunicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Wed 27 Jun 2018, 11:43 | Tags: Health, diabetes, children, medicine, research, WMS, parenting, Health and Medicine

Breaking down the barriers to employment for military spouses and partners

Nearly one in five military spouses or partners want to work but can’t get a job because of the unique challenges presented by military life, according to a new study by the University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment Research and QinetiQ for the Army Families Federation.


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