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A Prenatal Boot Camp for Dads + Other Stories

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.

  • How a Prenatal “Bootcamp” for New Dads Helps the Whole Family

    How a Prenatal “Bootcamp” for New Dads Helps the Whole Family

    NPR

    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.

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  • “It’s not working”: An FDA Insider’s View of Where Medical Innovation Falls Short

    “It’s not working”: An FDA Insider’s View of Where Medical Innovation Falls Short

    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.

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  • How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains

    How Bullying May Shape Adolescent Brains

    Time

    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.

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  • Who’s Missing from Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the FDA

    Who’s Missing from Breast Cancer Trials? Men, Says the FDA

    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.

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