A Prenatal Boot Camp for Dads + Other Stories
Every week, we corral our favorite wellness stories from around the internet—just in time for your weekend reading.
Many prenatal programs are geared toward expectant mothers, and fathers are often sidelined or expected to play supporting roles. But studies show that when fathers get involved early in their child’s care, it benefits everyone. Now, a new crop of daddy-to-be classes are focusing on the questions men have while transitioning into fatherhood—from how to swaddle a newborn to other emotional concerns.
Los Angeles Times
At the Breakthroughs in Medicine conference, FDA drug regulator Dr. Janet Woodcock called for a major overhaul of the pharmaceutical industry, so it can do what it is intended to do: Get affordable medicines into the hands of patients who need them.
Bullying affects hundreds of millions of children and teens, and it’s recognized by the United Nations and World Health Organization as a global health challenge. A new longitudinal study demonstrates how bullying affects brain development, revealing physical abnormalities in the brain’s movement and learning centers that may last for years even after the bullying ends.
The New York Times
Because breast cancer in men is so rare, men have been largely overlooked in treatment research—leaving patients with limited options. Now, the FDA is calling on researchers to include male participants in breast cancer treatment trials.