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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Continued Domestic Abuse Facilitated by Post-Separation Contact, Study Shows

July 23, 2015 — Contact between children and fathers following parental separation facilitates the continued abuse of women and children, according to new research focusing on the experiences of families with a ... read more

Teeth Reveal Lifetime Exposures to Metals, Toxins

July 22, 2015 — Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can ... read more

Job Services Lacking for Young People With Autism

July 22, 2015 — As autism becomes more prevalent, the need grows for services that help young people with the disorder to find and keep jobs, indicates new research. Some 50,000 people with autism spectrum disorder ... read more

Words Jump-Start Vision, Psychologist's Study Shows

July 21, 2015 — A new study shows that words have a profound effect even on the first electrical twitches of ... read more

Medical Odyssey of an Undiagnosed Child

July 21, 2015 — For parents of children with ADNP-related autism syndrome, the mystery surrounding their infants' suffering can be even more agonizing than the syndrome itself, which has no known cure. Recent ... read more

Child Development: First and Last Syllables Encoded Better from Birth on

July 21, 2015 — The cognitive system encodes the first and last syllables of words better than middle syllables. Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that this cognitive mechanism is present from ... read more

Juvenile Inmates Have More Mental Health Hospitalizations, Study Finds

July 21, 2015 — Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new ... read more

Infants Use Expectations to Shape Their Brains

July 20, 2015 — Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, researchers have found. A series of experiments with infants ages 5 to 7 months has shown that portions of ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Music training, begun as late as high school, may help improve the teenage brain's responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, suggests a new study. The authors say that these ... read more

July 20, 2015 — An alarming 22 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. Now, even more compelling ... read more

Autism, ADHD Run High in Children of Chemically Intolerant Mothers

July 20, 2015 — Mothers with chemical intolerances are two to three times more likely than other women to have a child with a autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to ... read more

July 17, 2015 — Researchers investigate using self-modelling videos to help clients maintain fluency after treatment. For the study, participant videos were recorded post-treatment when their fluency ... read more

What Are the Causes and Effects of Increased Gaming in Adolescent Girls and Boys?

July 17, 2015 — Technological innovations, multiple genres, online gaming and mobile apps have led gaming to become big business. Call of Duty Black Ops sold 1.4 million copies and registered 2.6 million Xbox Live ... read more

Toddlers Who Chill in Front of TV Are at Later Risk of Being Victimized by Classmates

July 17, 2015 — For young children, the number of hours spent watching TV at the age of 29 months correlates to the likelihood he'll be bullied in sixth ... read more

July 16, 2015 — A new study suggests people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of the ... read more

Born an Addict: Clues from Umbilical Cords

July 16, 2015 — Every baby born that enters this world, arrives with an umbilical cord in tow. For those babies born addicted to drugs, that umbilical cord is now a key connection -- a hard to hide clue -- for ... read more

July 16, 2015 — For those who believe that birth order influences traits like personality and intelligence, a study of 377,000 high school students offers some good news: Yes, the study found, first-borns do have ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Our noisy world is no match for a screaming infant. An airplane could be flying by as a house party rages on downstairs while a literal cat fight takes place outside, and still a wailing baby will ... read more

Potential Target Pathway May Pave Way for New Therapeutic Approaches for Fragile X Syndrome, Autism

July 16, 2015 — The protein APP plays a significant role in the development of fragile X syndrome (FXS) at young stages, a new study suggests. Researchers identified an unexpected biological pathway as a promising ... read more

Researchers Discover Surprising Link Between Chronic Stress, Preterm Birth

July 16, 2015 — Excessive stress can result in preterm birth, which has been show to affect a person's health throughout their life, surprising new research shows. The World Health Organization estimates 15 ... read more

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