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Maths skills count for premature babies

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 05:00
A new study conducted by the University of Warwick links being born premature with low wages.

Potential genetic test to aid autism diagnosis

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 23:00
Genetic testing of children with certain physical features of autism spectrum disorder may help to diagnose the cause of their condition.

Children should be informed about alcohol dangers from age 9, say experts

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents and pediatricians should inform children about the risks of alcohol use from the age of 9 years.

"Happy Meals" Bill could improve healthfulness of fast food meals for kids in New York City

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
A bill to improve the nutritional value of fast food restaurant meals marketed to children - like McDonald's Happy Meals - could have a wide enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium...

State exemption levels low, national vaccination rates high

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 07:00
Vaccine exemption levels for kindergarteners are low for most states and infant vaccination rates are high nationally, according to data from two reports published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly...

Relationship between feeding and development of infants set out for parents for the first time

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:00
A brand new resource for parents combines the developmental stages of infants and young children and their relationship with food and feeding. This influence starts as early as in the womb.

Northwestern researchers find predictor of child vocabulary

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 06:00
At 12 months old, your infant's ability to group objects according to the names associated with them -- as opposed to their appearance alone -- offers a glimpse into how his or her vocabulary will...

Single mothers much more likely to live in poverty than single fathers, study finds

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 05:00
Single mothers earn significantly less than single fathers, and they're penalized for each additional child they have even though the income of single fathers remains the same or increases with...

America's schools make positive changes to create healthier school meals

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 04:00
Most schools in the U.S. are implementing healthy practices to help meet federal school meal standards by offering whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and reducing sodium content, according...

Nearsightedness develops when kids with specific gene read a lot

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 02:00
Kids who carry a certain gene variant are likely to become nearsighted if they read for more than 1 hour a day, scientists suggest.

9 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 9 of your pregnancy? Your baby is now the size of a peanut and their heartbeat may be heard for the very first time with the use of a handheld doppler.

Close friendships in adolescence predict health in adulthood

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 23:00
Teens are often warned to beware the undue influence of peer pressure, but new research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have some unexpected benefits for physical health in early...

Lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes mortality among fetuses

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 23:00
A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system.

Aggression in children linked to gene variant

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 08:00
Norwegian researchers have found a correlation between aggression and the particular gene variants present in children when they had experienced or not experienced serious life events.

Study links air pollution to children's low GPAs

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 03:00
A University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) study on children's health has found that fourth and fifth graders who are exposed to toxic air pollutants at home are more likely to have lower GPAs.

About 10 percent of mothers experienced depression 2 years after Hurricane Katrina, study shows

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 02:00
About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of...

Goth teens could be more vulnerable to depression and self-harm

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
Young people who identify with the goth subculture might be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, according to new research published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal.

Interrupting sitting with walking breaks improves children's blood sugar

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 23:00
Short-term metabolic benefits could help prevent obesity, diabetesTaking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary activity can improve children's blood sugar...

Link between gene variant and aggression in children

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 07:00
Findings help to substantiate 'differential susceptibility,' where some individuals are more susceptible to environmental conditions partly due to genotypeSome children react more strongly to...

The fear of trying new foods may have negative dietary implications

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 04:00
A study conducted at the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has concluded that neophobic children have a lower quality index in terms of the Mediterranean dietFood neophobia is the fear...