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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Social Exclusion in Virtual Realities Has a Negative Social and Emotional Impact in 'Real' Life

Feb. 16, 2017 — In this age of highly realistic computer games and increasingly popular social networks, social exclusion in virtual worlds is becoming more and more socially significant, as is demonstrated by the ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children With Fragile X Syndrome

Feb. 14, 2017 — A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the ... read more

Children of Patients With C9orf72 Mutations Are at a Greater Risk of Frontotemporal Dementia or ALS at a Younger Age

Feb. 14, 2017 — The most common genetic cause of the brain diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mutation in the C9orf72 gene. Researchers have demonstrated that if an ... read more

Do Children Inherit Drug Protection from Parents Exposed to Nicotine or Drugs?

Feb. 14, 2017 — A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, ... read more

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Feb. 13, 2017 — Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ ... read more

Dramatic Turn-Around in Cognitive Abilities of Children Born to Older Mothers

Feb. 13, 2017 — In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers, reveals new ... read more

Studies Uncover Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 10, 2017 — Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — It is consensus that mothers' diet has critical effects on fetal development, and the absence of nutrients is related to impairments on brain formation. In order to characterize the nutrients ... read more

Discovering What Shapes Language Diversity

Feb. 10, 2017 — Scientists have used a form of simulation modeling to study the processes that shape language diversity ... read more

Brain Stem Volume Linked to Aggression in Autism

Feb. 9, 2017 — New research from autism experts is providing clues into the link between aggression and autism -- clues the team hopes will eventually lead to more effective ... read more

Soccer Success in the Young Can Be Measured in the Brain

Feb. 9, 2017 — The working memory and other cognitive functions in children and young people can be associated with how successful they are on the soccer pitch, a new study shows. Soccer clubs that focus too much ... read more

America's Youngest Children Most Likely to Live in Poor Economic Conditions

Feb. 8, 2017 — Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty. Latest data show that while 30 percent of adults have low incomes, more than 40 percent of all children live in low-income ... read more

Naps May Help Preschoolers Learn, Study Finds

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers studied verb learning in 3-year-olds, finding that those who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children improve at math when instruction engages their own bodies, concludes a new study. The results also document that children require individualized learning ... read more

One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers

Feb. 8, 2017 — Infants and toddlers from low-income families who attended a high-quality center-based early education program did better in language and social skills after only one year than children who do not ... read more

Winning the War: How to Persuade Children to Eat More Veggies

Feb. 6, 2017 — An associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health offers parents research-based advice for appealing to children's emotional and behavioral appetites to help them eat the ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — In the summer of 2015, a team of scientists eported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf mice using gene therapy. Now the research team reports restoring a much higher level of hearing ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Sign language users have better reaction times and peripheral vision, report researchers. A new study showed that deaf adults have the best peripheral vision and reaction times comparing to hearing ... read more

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