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Down Syndrome Awareness Month: we investigate the - sometimes controversial - arguments surrounding pregnancy and the condition. Tomorrow, we look at advances in Down research.
Catching up, but not shooting ahead. Psychologists put competing development models to the test.
Teenagers who said they had a traumatic brain injury in their lifetime, especially girls, also reported significantly higher rates of harmful behavior, according to new research.
Twitches during REM sleep activate the brain in a unique way, providing further evidence that sleep twitches teach newborns about their bodies
A University of Iowa study has found twitches made during sleep activate the brains of mammals differently than movements made while awake.
Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new Food and Brand Lab pilot study, published in Appetite, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) by 9% and...
In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds...
In the first comprehensive animal model to show how smoking during pregnancy can affect male offspring fertility, researchers say their findings have human implications.
Cancer Research UK's Centre for Drug Development (CDD), in collaboration with the Rising Tide Foundation, a Swiss-based non-profit organisation which funds innovative cancer trials, has announced...
With students now back in class, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is sharing tips on what to watch for and how to help when it comes to anxiety and stress.
Latest estimates show that preterm birth complications and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in children under five years
Complications from preterm (premature) births and pneumonia are now the leading causes of death in children under five years, together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013, according to...
Development models put to the test: low birth weight children are particularly vulnerable to environmental influences
Low birth weight children are more vulnerable to environmental influences than infants born with normal weight.
DNA signature found in ice storm babiesThe number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec's Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new...
A scientist experimenting with pulsed light to inactivate the allergenic proteins in peanuts has come closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9% of peanut allergens in whole peanuts.
More children than ever are being admitted to intensive care units in England and Wales but there are fewer staff per bed available to cope with the increase, according to a new report published...
Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children.
Each year 2.5 million children die worldwide because they do not receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time.
A new Oregon State University study of children with autism found that they are more sedentary than their typically-developing peers, averaging 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and...
By the age of just 24 months, 10% of children are obese. A new study identifies antibiotic exposure during this period as being a potential risk factor for early childhood obesity.
Children who engaged in at least an hour of exercise after school each day showed improved cognitive functioning, according to a new study.
The American Academy of Pediatrics have reviewed bone acquisition in childhood to advise pediatricians on bone health strategies for young patients.