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Mother's values tied to baby's health

Washington: The value an expectant mother places on her family can tell how healthy a baby is going to be three years later.These findings from University of Southern California (USC) suggest that one's culture is
IANS December 05, 2012 7:15 IST
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Washington: The value an expectant mother places on her family can tell how healthy a baby is going to be three years later.



These findings from University of Southern California (USC) suggest that one's culture is a resource that can provide tangible physical health benefits.

"We know that social support has profound health implications. Yet in this case, this is more a story of beliefs than of actual family support," said Cleopatra Abdou, assistant professor at USC Davis School of Gerontology, the journal Social Science & Medicine reports.