This list of “recent research” should serve as a current awareness tool—informing those in our field of the research that the media is highlighting at the moment. Individual studies should always be placed in the larger context of the body of research on a particular topic. The list is broken up into "research" (studies appearing in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals) and "other items" (government reports, new statistics, unpublished research, etc.). Each entry includes a link to a general news story or press release, followed by a citation and link to the study itself. Items are ordered in a naturally progressing manner—those pertaining to pregnancy, then birth, then newborns, etc.
How Air Pollution Affects Babies in the Womb
Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollutants (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) on the Development of Brain White Matter, Cognition, and Behavior in Later Childhood
Peterson BS, Rauh VA, Bansal R, et al.
Published online March 25, 2015
Pregnant women not getting enough omega-3, critical for infant development, research shows
Women who take n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplements during pregnancy and lactation meet the recommended intake
Xiaoming Jia, Mohammadreza Pakseresht, Nour Wattar, Jamie Wildgrube, Stephanie Sontag, Murphy Andrews, Fatheema Begum Subhan, Linda McCargar, Catherine J. Field
Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Published on the web 25 March 2015
Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds
Family income, parental education and brain structure in children and adolescents
Kimberly G Noble, Suzanne M Houston […] Elizabeth R Sowell
Published online 30 March 2015
Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity
Does the Amount of Time Mothers Spend With Children or Adolescents Matter?
Melissa A. Milkie, Kei M. Nomaguchi and Kathleen E. Denny
Journal of Marriage and Family
Article first published online : 4 MAR 2015
Volume 77, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages: 355–372, DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12170
OTHER ITEMS – REPORTS/STATISTICS/UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH, ETC.
Services for Families of Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Brief
Published: March 27, 2015
A Resource Guide for Head Start Programs: Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement
Published: March 25, 2015
Child Care Assistance in 2013