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Adverse childhood events likely to be passed in generations, are root of many chronic conditions

June 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA —  Screening for adverse childhood events, such as child abuse or household dysfunction, in adults within a primary care setting may identify who is likely to pass along the same adverse events to their children especially mothers according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

This process is especially important because children who experience adverse childhood events (ACEs) have a difficult time with memory, emotion regulation, attention and building relationships because of impaired neurodevelopment. A direct correlation has also been noted with an increased chance of health-risk behaviors in adulthood that heighten the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), depression, obesity or smoking. Additionally, exposure to these events in childhood increases the risk for stroke, cancer, diabetes and other chronic conditions.

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Parental separation in childhood linked to increased risk for common cold in adulthood

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Minimal cognitive benefits gained through breast-feeding

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Adverse childhood events likely to be passed in generations, are root of many chronic conditions

June 23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA —  Screening for adverse childhood events, such as child abuse or household dysfunction, in adults within a primary care…

In the Journals

Parental separation in childhood linked to increased risk for common cold in adulthood

June 19, 2017
Children of parents who were separated and did not communicate with each other were three times as likely to develop common cold symptoms following…

FDA News

FDA approves generic Strattera for ADHD in children, adults

May 30, 2017
The FDA today approved the first generic of Strattera for treatment of ADHD in children and adults. In addition, Apotex Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals…

In the Journals

Minimal cognitive benefits gained through breast-feeding

May 15, 2017
No statistically significant cognitive benefits due to breast-feeding were demonstrated by the time children enter school at 5 years, although

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Handheld screen time increased risk of expressive speech delays in infants

May 10, 2017
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Tracking devices reduce wandering frequency, risk among children with autism

May 8, 2017
Tracking devices using radio, Bluetooth or GPS technology significantly reduce the frequency and associated risks

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Exposure to racism linked to higher rates of depression, ADHD in children

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Children who experienced racial discrimination were more likely to exhibit anxiety and depression, as well as an increased risk for attention

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Adolescent suicidality, self-harm doubles in US hospitals

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