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Grandparents’ Exposure To This Plastic Chemical Could Up Autism Risk In Kids

Your exposure to a plastic chemical can affect the communications skills of your grandchildren, says a study over mice that found a link between early exposure to the chemical and the risk of autism. Bisphenol A is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in consumer products such as water bottles, dental composites among others and is known to affect the crucial stages of development. The study, published in the journal PLOS One, showed that mice pups whose grandparents were exposed to BPA, demonstrated different vocalisation patterns. “There are potential concerns that…

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Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors

Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other people, according to a study from Berlin, Germany. Having full-time custody of grandchildren can have a negative effect on health, but occasional helping can be beneficial for seniors, the researchers write in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. “Having no contact with grandchildren at all can negatively impact the health of grandparents,” said lead author Sonja Hilbrand, doctoral student in the department of…

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Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors

Grandparents who help care for grandchildren live longer than other seniors Grandparents who help out occasionally with childcare or provide support to others in their community tend to live longer than seniors who do not care for other people, according to a study from Berlin, Germany. Having full-time custody of grandchildren can have a negative effect on health, but occasional helping can be beneficial for seniors, the researchers write in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. “Having no contact with grandchildren at all can negatively impact the health of grandparents,”…

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Depression in Parents, Grandparents Bad For Kids

Children whose parents and grandparents are suffering from depression are at a higher risk of suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a study. The study published by the journal JAMA Psychiatry, Myrna M. Weissman, who is a researcher at the Columbia University, studied 251 grandchildren (average age 18), their biological parents and grandparents. While comparing two generations, the study suggested that grandchildren with depressed parents had twice the risk of MDD compared with non-depressed parents, as well as increased risk for disruptive disorder, substance dependence, suicidal ideation or…

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