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Recent research

This list of “recent research” should serve as a current awareness toolinforming 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(studies appearing in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals) and "other items" (government reports, new statistics, unpublished research, etc.).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 mannerthose pertaining to pregnancy, then birth, then newborns, etc. 

RESEARCH 

How Air Pollution Affects Babies in the Womb

http://time.com/3757864/air-pollution-babies/

 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.

JAMA Psychiatry

Published online March 25, 2015

doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.57

http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2205842

 Pregnant women not getting enough omega-3, critical for infant development, research shows

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150325093524.htm

 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

10.1139/apnm-2014-0313

http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/apnm-2014-0313

 Being Poor Affects Kids' Brains, Study Finds

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/being-poor-affects-kids-brains-study-finds-n332661

 Family income, parental education and brain structure in children and adolescents

Kimberly G Noble, Suzanne M Houston […] Elizabeth R Sowell

Nature Neuroscience

Published online  30 March 2015

doi:10.1038/nn.3983

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3983.html

 Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/making-time-for-kids-study-says-quality-trumps-quantity/2015/03/28/10813192-d378-11e4-8fce-3941fc548f1c_story.html

 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

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/national/does-the-amount-of-time-mothers-spend-with-children-or-adolescents-matter/1490/

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER ITEMS – REPORTS/STATISTICS/UNPUBLISHED RESEARCH, ETC.

 

 

Services for Families of Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Brief

OPRE

Published: March 27, 2015

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/impact-of-trauma-families-of-infants-and-toddlers

 

 

A Resource Guide for Head Start Programs: Moving Beyond a Culture of Compliance to a Culture of Continuous Improvement

OPRE

Published: March 25, 2015

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/resource/a-resource-guide-for-head-start-programs-moving-beyond-a-culture-of-compliance-to-a-culture-of-continuous-improvement

 

 

Child Care Assistance in 2013

CLASP

March 2015

http://www.clasp.org/resources-and-publications/publication-1/Spending-and-Participation-Final.pdf