Fatherhood Health News

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11/16/2017
9/22/2017
More Teen Dads?

Report finds number of teen moms stays stable while it goes up for males

8/30/2017
America's New Dads Are Older Than Ever

Average age of new fathers has risen to 31, study finds

8/30/2017
Average Age of New Fathers

More men in their 40s and 50s are becoming fathers, new study finds.

7/19/2017
Health Impact of Father Loss

Loss of a father may impact a child's DNA, new study finds.

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/16/2017
Give Dad the Gift of Health on Father's Day

Exercise with him, let him get some extra sleep, men's health expert says

5/30/2017
Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies' IQ?

Positive interactions during first few months could enhance thinking skills at age 2, study suggests

5/26/2017
Gender Influences on Fatherhood

Fathers' brains respond differently to daughters than sons, new study finds.

5/25/2017
Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'?

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

2/27/2017
Kids Mean Less Shuteye for Mom, While Dad Slumbers On

Study finds big differences in how youngsters affect parents' sleep

2/17/2017
'Love Hormone' Helps Dads and Babies Bond

Brain scans show distinct response when fathers gaze at their kids

2/16/2017
Hey Fellas, Depression Can Strike New Dads, Too

Men who are stressed or in poor health seem to be at special risk, study shows

2/3/2017
Sleepovers With Dad Can Be a Win-Win After Divorce

Overnights in infancy and toddlerhood predicted better relationships years later, study finds

1/17/2017
Postpartum Depression Affects New Dads, Too

Certain men at greater risk, doctors say

1/3/2017
Can Parents' Weight Hinder Toddlers' Development?

Study links -- but doesn't prove -- Moms', Dads' obesity tied to delayed social and problem-solving skills

12/12/2016
'Kangaroo Mother Care' May Improve Preemies' Lives Into Adulthood

Skin-to-skin nurturing linked to increased survival, better social and behavioral outcomes, study finds

11/23/2016
'Enthusiastic' Dads May Mean Less Troubled Kids: Study

A man's enjoyment, confidence in his role as father seemed even more important than time spent

10/18/2016
Expecting Twins or Triplets? What You Should Know Before They Arrive

They're double or triple the fun -- and the work -- but having a game plan helps, pediatricians say

10/13/2016
How to Prepare Your Child for a New Brother or Sister

Children's reactions to family changes depend on their age, pediatric experts advise

10/12/2016
Why Parenting May Be More Stressful for Mom

Mothers are often doing household chores, but dads get more play time with the kids, study finds

10/7/2016
Most Low-Income Dads Stay Involved With Their Kids: Study

Working hours may limit parent-child time, but these men aren't 'deadbeat dads,' research finds

8/3/2016
Stressed Dads Can Affect Kids' Development

Fathers make unique contributions, pediatric expert says

6/13/2016
Kids Gain From More 'Dad Time'

Pediatricians' report details the many benefits

6/13/2016
The Changing Face of Fatherhood

Kids' with involved dads reap big health rewards, according to new report.

2/24/2016
Male Childhood Cancer Survivors Less Likely to Have Kids, Study Finds

But Norwegian researchers also found no increased risk of birth defects or delivery complications

2/16/2016
Study: You Can Predict Which Male Teens Will Live With Their Future Kids

Beliefs about risky sex, pregnancy, birth control foretell what kind of fathers they will be, researchers contend

12/3/2015
Could an Obese Dad's Sperm Pass Traits to His Kids?

Study finds differences in gene activity based on weight, but doesn't prove offspring inherits them

8/7/2015
Parents' Happiness Key to How Big Families Grow

Study finds couples are less likely to have second child if their emotional well-being declines

8/4/2015
Does Fatherhood When Young Boost Odds of Dying in Middle Age?

Men who became dads in their early 20s were more likely to die in their late 40s and early 50s, Finnish study finds

7/17/2015
Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too

Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

6/9/2015
Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk

Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

4/15/2015
Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

Future research will examine more families, different occupations

3/18/2015
Dad's Depression Affects Toddler's Behavior, Too

Study found a father's moods might increase risk of his youngster's anxiety, sadness

11/3/2014
Mom's Words Matter Most to Newborns

Study also finds that parents respond more to sounds of babies who match their gender

10/17/2014
Dads Face Guilt About Workouts, Just Like Moms Do

Both parents tend to view exercise as a selfish behavior that takes up family time, researcher says

9/8/2014
Smoking Before Fatherhood May Raise Asthma Risk in Kids: Study

But no similar association was found between mother and children

4/30/2014
Pregnancy Ultrasound a Big Bonding Moment for Dads-to-Be

Fetal image helps men take in reality of pending birth, study suggests

4/14/2014
Young Dads at Risk of Depressive Symptoms, Study Finds

But experts stress findings don't mean fatherhood at an early age dooms men to clinical depression

4/8/2014
Could Daughter's Cancer Risk Be Affected by Father's Age at Birth?

Early study tied younger dads to higher odds of breast, ovarian tumors, and older dads to increased risk of uterine disease

3/12/2014
Returning Military Dads Often Struggle to Reconnect With Kids

The toddler they come home to can be much different from the baby they left behind

2/26/2014
Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?

Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

12/20/2013
1 in 6 Fathers Doesn't Live With His Kids: CDC

But researchers say living with children doesn't always mean dads are involved

11/15/2013
Working Moms Spend More Time Parenting Than Dads: Study

But fathers also 'highly involved' with their babies, researchers say

9/9/2013
Smaller Testicles, Bigger Parenting Role, Study Suggests

Researchers explore why some dads are more nurturing

8/1/2013
New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study

They're also stressed and tired, survey finds

7/26/2013
Overnight Separation From Mother Linked to Weaker Infant Bond

With joint custody common, study findings matter, researcher says

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

4/19/2013
Sons of Absent or Abusive Fathers May Pick More Bar Fights: Survey

Study looked at aggression tied to drinking in young Australian men