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Concentrating on word sounds helps reading instruction and intervention

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 23:00
UB researcher's findings point to the value of word sounds over visual processing during reading instruction or when diagnosing and treating reading disordersThese images highlight the brain...

Transgender children's gender identity is 'consistent and deeply held'

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:00
Researchers conclude new study should serve as “further evidence that transgender children do indeed exist and that this identity is a deeply held one.”

Starting football before age 12 linked to poorer memory, thinking in NFL players

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 07:00
A new study found former NFL players who began playing before the age of 12 performed much worse in memory and thinking tests than those who started playing after this age.

'Sleep spindles' turn experience into knowledge as babies nap

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 06:00
Recently, we looked at a study that showed napping improves babies' learning skills. Now, a new study explains the mechanism behind this sleep-learning association.

Today's children to face diabetes epidemic by 2035

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
A major report looking at the prevalence of type 2 diabetes will warn that cases in people aged 20-39, currently at nearly 63 million globally, are set to rise by 19% to nearly 75 million (close to...

Physicians explore why children with sickle cell disease are experiencing mixed results on hydroxyurea

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 01:00
Electronic medication monitoring caps may help physicians put together the puzzle of why children taking a medicine that promises to curb sickle cell disease are showing mixed, confusing results.

Children feel most positively about mothers who respect their autonomy

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 00:00
Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children's development socially, emotionally and academically.

Infant failure to thrive linked to lysosome dysfunction

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:00
Study shows why infants may not get critical nutrients and fail to gain weightNeonatal intestinal disorders that prevent infants from getting the nutrients they need may be caused by defects in...

More than a third of kids in England are overweight/obese

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:00
More than a third of children in England are overweight/obese, finds a 20 year study of electronic health records, published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Different trajectories identified for autism spectrum disorder in children

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 23:00
Researchers have found a number of different trajectories for symptom severity and adaptive functioning among children with autism spectrum disorder.