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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Willingness to Adopt Children With Special Needs the Focus of Recent Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new study has focused on the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents in Canada. The study examined the preferences and attitudes of 5,830 AdoptOntario online registrants between ... read more

Lack of Protein in Rare Childhood Disease Also Has Role in Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — An expert who has treated rare childhood diseases has found that a protein that is missing in one such disease is also silenced by many cancers. Looking at how the lack of the protein affects the ... read more

Mental Health Risk for New Dads

Nov. 24, 2015 — Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, researchers have found. A mental health researcher reviewed ... read more

Infants Under 12 Months Most at Risk of Physical Abuse

Nov. 24, 2015 — Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse, reveals a large study of severely injured children. Compared with children whose injuries had been accidental, the ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to new ... read more

Teaching Problem-Solving, Leadership to Young African-American Girls Lowers Relational Aggression

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study suggests that educators, particularly in urban schools, should teach elementary school-aged girls problem-solving skills and provide them leadership opportunities as a way to reduce their ... read more

Children Who Take ADHD Medicines Have Trouble Sleeping, New Study Shows

Nov. 23, 2015 — Children given ADHD stimulant medications take significantly longer to fall asleep, have poorer quality sleep and sleep for shorter periods, shows new ... read more

Anti-Fat Attitudes Shaped Early in Life

Nov. 23, 2015 — Older toddlers -- those aged around 32 months old -- are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers, new research suggests. The study, involving researchers from New Zealand, Australia, ... read more

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids' Injuries

Nov. 23, 2015 — Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests. Somersault and backward facing dives, for instance, may be safe, because divers generally self-regulate based on their ... read more

Early Childhood Bronchiolitis Increases Asthma Risk in Adulthood

Nov. 23, 2015 — People who have had bronchiolitis in early childhood have an increased risk of asthma at the age of 28-31 and a weaker health-related quality of life than their peers. In lung function tests, they ... read more

Moderate Amounts of Caffeine During Pregnancy Do Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Suggests

Nov. 19, 2015 — Women drinking and eating moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy should be reassured that they are not harming their child's intelligence, according to a new ... read more

Vision Test Gives Insight Into the Effect of Prenatal Exposure to Recreational Drugs

Nov. 19, 2015 — Children exposed to marijuana in the womb show a significant improvement in their ability to track moving objects at age four, according to new vision research. But researchers are warning that the ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study. The findings revealed that prenatal ... read more

Brains With Autism Adapt Differently During Implicit Learning

Nov. 19, 2015 — A crucial difference in the way learning occurs in the brains of adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been identified by scientists. They have examined how the brains of typical and ASD ... read more

Long-Term Outcomes in Childhood, Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Nov. 19, 2015 — Recent work has focused on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood or young adult cancer. Among other findings, researchers found that cancer survivors had an overall increased relative risk for ... read more

Children from Chaotic Homes Benefit from Time in Child Care, Study Finds

Nov. 19, 2015 — Full-time child care was associated with cognitive, behavioral and social benefits for children in poverty who live in chaotic homes. Children from highly disorganized homes showed better executive ... read more

Detailing Global Brain Disorders Research Agenda

Nov. 18, 2015 — The breadth and complexity of brain and nervous system disorders make them some of the most difficult conditions to diagnose and treat, especially in the developing world, where there are few ... read more

One in Three Two-Year-Olds in United States Have Not Received All Recommended Childhood Vaccines, Study Finds

Nov. 18, 2015 — Approximately 34 percent of children in the United States do not receive all doses of vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) by age 2, according to a new ... read more

Liking on Facebook Good for Teens' Stress, but Being Liked...not So Much

Nov. 18, 2015 — Facebook can have positive and negative effects on teens levels of a stress hormone, say researchers. The study is one of the first in the emerging field of cyberpsychology to focus on the effects of ... read more

Study Quantifies Risk of Cardiac Arrest in Children During Spine Surgeries

Nov. 17, 2015 — Although the vast majority of pediatric spine surgeries are safe, a handful of neuromuscular conditions seem to fuel the risk of cardiac arrest during such operations, according to new ... read more

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