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Disruption of sleep in children could hamper memory processes

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:00
Sleep disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study.

Many teens try e-cigarettes, but few become regular users

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:00
E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, with most of those who do so also being smokers, finds research by...

One-third of women with ADHD report being sexually abused during childhood

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the...

Parental concerns strongly predict developmental issues, including autism spectrum disorder

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can develop symptoms before 2 years of age and usually can be diagnosed by 3 years of age; early identification of ASD is associated with improved...

Mentally stepping back from problems helps youth deal with negative emotions

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emotions better than others. Why do some young people react adaptively while others ruminate?

Children who understand others' perspectives found to be more popular among peers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Preschoolers and school-age children who are good at identifying what others want, think, and feel are more popular in school than their peers who aren't as socially adept.

Children taught about sexual abuse more likely to report it

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 02:00
A new review finds children who take part in school-based programs designed to help prevent sexual abuse are more likely to report experiencing it currently or in the past.

Socially anxious youth in treatment can enhance recovery through simple service tasks

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:00
This century's increase in addiction issues among U.S. youth may be related to their developmental need to fit in, particularly youth with social anxiety disorder (SAD), which could exacerbate the...

Study reveals an absence of consistent standards in children's hospital environments

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:00
The sound, light and temperature levels in paediatric hospital wards often vary, highlighting the lack of consistent environmental standards, according to a new study.

Autism: new studies investigate diagnosis time and identify epigenetic signatures

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 06:00
Across two new studies, Johns Hopkins and Oregon State researchers identify epigenetic variations associated with ASD in parental sperm and assess diagnosis time for ASD children.

Gene therapy superior to half-matched transplant for children with "bubble boy disease"

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:00
New research published online in Blood, the Journal of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), reports that children with "bubble boy disease" who undergo gene therapy have fewer infections and...

Disabled girls are vulnerable to abuse by carers and partners because of their isolation and incapacity, research says

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:00
Disabled girls and women are vulnerable to abuse by carers and partners because of their isolation and physical incapacity, new research says.

Stronger muscles make for healthier bone development

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 01:00
Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that higher muscle mass is strongly linked with healthier bone development in children.

NYU study identifies teens at risk for hashish use

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 00:00
The recent increase in popularity of marijuana use coupled with more liberal state-level polices has begun to change the landscape of adolescent marijuana use.

Children with type 1 diabetes at fivefold risk of hospitalization

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
Welsh data shows pre-schoolers and those from disadvantaged backgrounds most at riskThe number of children being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is increasing 3-4% every year and more so in...

Mystery of Rett timing explained in MeCP2 binding

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
For decades, scientists and physicians have puzzled over the fact that infants with the postnatal neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome show symptoms of the disorder from one to two years after...

Maternal gestational diabetes linked to autism risk for offspring

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 23:00
A new study suggests that exposure to gestational diabetes while in utero could increase the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder for children.