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The lives of street children 'cry out for attention'

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Psychologists and other professionals working with or studying street children must avoid the twin temptations of seeing everything as victimisation demanding sympathy and of romanticising their...

Neuroscience looks at what makes kids generous

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
It's no secret that people are judgmental, and young children are no exception. When children witness "good" or "bad" behavior, their brains show an immediate emotional response.

Why are UK teenagers skipping school?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Analysis of the results of a large-scale survey reveals the extent of truancy in English secondary schools and sheds light on the mental health of the country's teens.

Why do parents who usually vaccinate their children hesitate or refuse?

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
A new study by Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz and Prof. Manfred S.

Comprehensive care for high-risk, chronically ill children reduces serious illnesses and costs

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
High-risk children with chronic illness who received care at a clinic that provided both primary and specialty care and features to promote prompt effective care had an increase in access to care...

Children's national researchers study broad impact of obesity on diseases

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Children's National Health System researchers have uncovered evidence that obesity may have a broader impact than previously thought on inflammatory and other diseases, with belly fat more...

Parental suicide attempt linked to increased suicidal behavior in offspring

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 23:00
Children of parents with a mood disorder who have attempted suicide may be up to five times more likely to make a suicide attempt themselves, according to a new study.

Scientists uncover molecular map of autism-related genes

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 07:00
Researchers have identified a molecular network consisting of genes known to be associated with autism. The findings pave the way for discovery of new genes linked to the disorder.

TX program fights childhood obesity with improvements to kids' menus

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 00:00
Local restaurants will create healthier menus as part of community programs designed to address childhood obesity, Texas State University researchers find.

Improving the diagnosis of developmental diseases

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 23:00
The discovery of new genes that underlie developmental disorders, with phenotypes such as congenital heart defects, seizures and intellectual disabilities, is reported in Nature this week.