Skilled readers are often able to make sense of words suffering from 'typos' and jumbled up letter orders as long as the beginning and end letters of the words are correct.
Three new studies appearing in Teenage Brains: Think Different?, a special issue of the journal Developmental Neuroscience, offer unprecedented insights into brain mechanisms that may predispose...
Pediatric inpatients with poor nutrition are at greater risk for problems with their immune systems, physical and cognitive development, and clinical outcomes.
In some women abnormally high levels of a common and pervasive chemical may lead to adverse effects in their offspring.
Healthy diet set early in lifeThis is the finding from a study published in the latest issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
Breastfeeding has many benefits for mother and baby, which is why it is so highly encouraged. But are mothers who are unable to breastfeed or choose not to condemned for it?
Adolescents who behave aggressively are more likely to drink alcohol and in larger quantities than their peers, according to a recent study completed in Finland.
A new study has examined adolescent victims of conflict in the Gaza strip - and has found that exposure to war-torn environments has a lasting and damaging effect on the psychology of young people.
Mutations in a gene that helps regulate when genes are switched on and off in cells have been found to cause rare cases of Wilms tumour, the most common kidney cancer occurring in children.
An independent group of leading experts in child nutrition and development, the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF), has launched a Factsheet on Developmental Stages in Infant and Toddler Feeding.
9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars.
Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a "triple-threat"...
A year-round preventive drug treatment substantially reduces young children's risk of contracting malaria and poses no serious risk of adverse events, according to a study by researchers funded by...
Marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent's bond with child, study finds.
A new study found that staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for children suffering in-hospital cardiac arrests improved their CPR performance and substantially...
A mother who sings to her preterm infant while providing 'kangaroo care,' or holding with direct skin-to-skin contact, may see improvements in both her child's and her own health.
An important study on the risks of pregnancy on dialysis has been published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (NDT), one of the world's leading nephrology journals.
Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioural problems in toddlers.
Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health.
Researchers from The Saban Research Institute suggest neural basis for symptoms of fetal alcohol spectrum disordersThis ia a fMRI scan of working memory activation in typically developing...