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Child care facilities offer water to kids more often with new beverage policy

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 08:00
Researchers report change in access to water after a federal and state child care beverage policy was instituted in 2011 and 2012 in California.

Research points to future test for ALS

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 07:00
Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Household items, toys key to infant motor skill development, research finds

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 07:00
Toys, appliances, and even a sofa and coffee table can impact when or the way a baby first crawls, walks or achieves other growth milestones, but a new UT Arlington study finds that many parents are...

New UK study calls for radical shake-up of the Early Years curriculum to help boost achievements of summer born children

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 03:00
A new study by academics at Royal Holloway, University of London has suggested summer born children struggle at school entry because of unrealistic education targets and a curriculum that is out of...

New research reveals mistaken identity phenomena of identical twins

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 03:00
A joint study by the Australian Twin Registry at the University of Melbourne, and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found that 32% of parents of identical junior twins were unsure or...

Lower birth weight associated with proximity of mother's home to gas wells

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 01:00
Pregnant women living close to a high density of natural gas wells drilled with hydraulic fracturing were more likely to have babies with lower birth weights than women living farther from such...

Frequently bullied kids 'twice as likely' to be depressed at 18

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
Being called nasty names, having things taken, getting excluded from the group - all these and other elements of bullying experienced at 13 years old were tied to depression at 18.

UAlberta research helps youth cope with anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
Pilot study in Red Deer Public Schools shows impressive early resultsPeter Silverstone knows that, of all his professional accomplishments, none are more important than the work he's doing right...

New treatment for polycystic kidney disease

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
A new technique for treating polycystic kidney disease has been identified by researchers at The University of Manchester and UCL.

Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have brain surgery

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 05:00
A new study by a University of Toronto Mississauga researcher has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who have had brain surgery, and found that they have a...

Study: Teens start misusing ADHD drugs and other stimulants earlier than you might think

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 05:00
Despite stereotypes about college students resorting to black-market Ritalin to help them cram for exams, young people are actually most likely to start misusing prescription stimulant drugs in their...

Genetic causes of cerebral palsy trump birth causes

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 04:00
University of Adelaide researchers have discovered cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading them to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary...

Study shows helping pregnant moms with depression doesn't help kids

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 04:00
A long-term study of mother-child pairs in Pakistan has found that the children turn out pretty much the same, whether or not their mothers received treatment for depression during pregnancy.

Genetic breakthrough helps couples hoping for healthy child

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 03:00
The Perkins' Laboratory for Neurogenetic diseases has made a breakthrough in a lethal muscle disease, which gives affected parents the opportunity of giving birth to a healthy baby.

Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 03:00
Researchers believe that children with autism or ADHD can benefit from technologies originally developed for the elderly.

Vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba investigated the frequency of vestibulo-ocular dysfunction in children and adolescents with sports-related concussion and found that...

Neuroimaging findings generally nondiagnostic in kids with sports-related concussions

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
Researchers from the Canada North Concussion Network in Manitoba examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions and found that the images appeared...

Revealed: how teens are using the Internet to access health information

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 02:00
Although 84% of teenagers use the Internet to find health information, a new study finds that parents are still the primary source of health advice for kids.

Recommendations address how to manage seizures in infants

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 01:00
New recommendations offer insights on strategies for treating infants with seizures.

Babies possess ability to perceive faces 'years before previously thought'

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 23:00
It was thought humans only become able to distinctly categorize faces around the time we learn to read. A new study suggests babies as young as 4 months old have this ability.