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May 24, 2015

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May 24, 2015

Growing Up With Smokers Doubles Risk for Adult Smoking Among Hispanics

May 20, 2015 — For Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubled their chances of becoming an adult smoker. The findings are based on data from the ... read more

Preparing Foster Kids for School Lessens Impact of Moves

May 19, 2015 — A new study clarifies the impact of school moves experienced by children in foster care but also points to how to limit the damage, say researchers. Foster children in the study were 3.28 times more ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists want people who stutter to give a spit -- five milliliters to be precise -- to help find the cause and a cure for ... read more

Tracking Trends in Youth Self-Harm Visitation Rates to Alberta's Emergency Rooms

May 19, 2015 — New insight is being gained into the youth visiting Alberta's emergency rooms for self-harming behavior. The study examined approximately 6,000 visits of young patients from 2002 until 2011. It ... read more

Stuttering Linked to Rhythm Perception Deficiency

May 19, 2015 — Stuttering may be more than a speech problem. For the first time, researchers have found that children who stutter have difficulty perceiving a beat in music-like rhythms, which could account for ... read more

Estrangement Likely When Adult Child Does Not Share Mother's Values

May 19, 2015 — Estrangement between a mother and an adult child is more common than people might think, says an Iowa State researcher. A new study has found that estrangement is often the result of a difference in ... read more

Persistent Nightmares in Childhood Could Be Linked to Psychotic Experiences in Later Adolescence

May 19, 2015 — Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a significant link between the presence of persistent nightmares in childhood and psychotic experiences in later ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Babytalk, which includes higher-pitched voices and a wider range of pitches, is sometimes known as "motherese," partly because most research on parent-child interactions has traditionally ... read more

New School-Based Program Helps Reduce Absentee Rate for Urban Minority Children With Asthma

May 18, 2015 — Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in children, and it can only be managed, not cured. It affects a disproportionally higher percentage of low-income, urban minority children, and is ... read more

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

May 18, 2015 — While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white ... read more

Accents: Hard to Understand, Harder to Remember?

May 18, 2015 — Studies have shown that individuals with hearing loss or who are listening to degraded speech – think of a loud room -- have greater difficulty remembering and processing the spoken information ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Many parents of children age 5-17 don’t discuss behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems with their doctors. The most common reason for not sharing these ... read more

Omega-3: Intervention for Childhood Behavioral Problems?

May 15, 2015 — Omega-3, a fatty acid commonly found in fish oil, may have long-term neurodevelopmental effects that ultimately reduce antisocial and aggressive behavior problems in children, a new study ... read more

Can Drinking Alcohol Harm the Child Before the Mother Knows She Is Pregnant?

May 13, 2015 — Alcohol drunk by a mouse in early pregnancy changes the way genes function in the brains of the offspring. The early exposure was also later apparent in the brain structure of the adult offspring. ... read more

May 14, 2015 — A new report calls for a change in culture across all areas of children's health research, so that children's and young people's views and opinions can help to shape how research is ... read more

Gap Year Does Not Weaken Study Success, Study Suggests

May 12, 2015 — A gap year between high school and the start of university studies does not weaken young people’s enthusiasm to study or their overall performance once the studies have commenced. On the other ... read more

Study of Young Adults Aging out of Foster Care and Juvenile Justice Custody

May 11, 2015 — A study shows a boost to positive outcomes for young adults aging out of foster care and the juvenile justice system. A large, rigorous study shows Youth Villages Program increases economic ... read more

May 13, 2015 — New research shows children often have a closer relationship with their pet than their ... read more

Where Do the Happiest Children Live?

May 13, 2015 — Children in European countries tend to report higher levels of satisfaction with their friendships while children in African countries tend to be happier with their school lives. Children in northern ... read more

Research Finds Differences in the Brains and Behavior of Girls and Boys With Autism

May 13, 2015 — Differences in the underlying biology of children's brains and behavior has been identified through a study on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder. The findings may help ... read more

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