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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Changing a Life Path for Dropouts

May 19, 2016 — Certain life experiences can worsen the negative effects of dropping out of school, but some interventions and treatments can help change the odds for dropouts, a new study ... read more

Colors of Autism Spectrum Described by Researchers

May 18, 2016 — Children with autism have a wide range of ability to talk with other people, but it has been difficult to group children by their specific skills. Now researchers have developed an autism ... read more

Pain Study Links Children's Fear of Needles to Parent Behavior

May 18, 2016 — For some children, the fear of needles and vaccinations before getting the shot is so severe that they experience more pain-related distress right after the needle and also learn to avoid future ... read more

Foreign Language Teachers Facing a Confidence Conundrum

May 18, 2016 — Foreign language teachers play a pivotal role in creating global citizens, but some teachers lack confidence in their ability to speak in their nonnative tongue, which could undermine the quality of ... read more

May 18, 2016 — While it is well established that childhood ADHD may continue into adulthood, new research suggests that for some people the disorder does not emerge until after ... read more

May 17, 2016 — “Super Suits” have been created by experts to assist children who have developmental delays. The suits are exoskeletons and other devices that are light, comfortable and ... read more

Words, More Words ... and Statistics

May 17, 2016 — Picking out single words in a flow of speech is no easy task and, according to linguists, to succeed in doing it the brain might use statistical methods. A group of scientists has applied a ... read more

'It's Rude to Point,' Right? Not Always

May 17, 2016 — The old adage that ‘it’s rude to point’ might need a rethink after new research showed that young children struggle to make sense of common symbols like arrows, and respond best to a pointing ... read more

Capitalizing on a Teachable Moment Motivates Parents of Kids With Asthma to Quit Smoking

May 17, 2016 — Parents who smoke are more likely to quit smoking after receiving motivational smoking cessation counseling following a 'teachable moment' such as witnessing their child experience an ... read more

Middle-School Kids See Several Alcohol Ads a Day

May 17, 2016 — Children as young as middle-schoolers are exposed to multiple alcohol advertisements every day -- both indoors and out -- a new study ... read more

As Sleep Apnea Severity Increases So Do the Learning Challenges in Kids

May 16, 2016 — Sleep assessments in young children showed that, in the context of habitual snoring and enlarged tonsils and adenoids, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea increased the likelihood and ... read more

May 16, 2016 — It's happened to many of us: While looking at someone you know very well, you blurt out the wrong name. The name you blurt is not just any old name, though, says new research from Duke ... read more

May 16, 2016 — A far wider swath of brain areas is activated when children hear their mothers than when they hear other voices, and this brain response predicts a child's social communication ability, a new ... read more

Poll: Many Parents Keep Prescription Opioids at Home

May 16, 2016 — Nearly half of parents whose child had leftover pain medication from a surgery or illness say they kept the prescription opioids at ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Learning two languages from the start helps children master the rules of each language faster, new research ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Scientists have just revealed that the brain has a network of brain regions involved in advanced mathematics, as well as simpler arithmetic operations. This network is only activated when numbers are ... read more

Prenatal Stress Could Enhance Protective Mechanisms of Babies

May 13, 2016 — Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies. Psychologists report that certain epigenetic adaptations in newborns suggest this ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms in children, a new study finds. The study is the first to look at what features of urban ... read more

Young Women's Body Image Critical for Good Mental, Physical Health

May 11, 2016 — American culture, as depicted in movies, magazines and advertising, places great emphasis on how women look, with the ideal often being unrealistic and unachievable for most women. One researcher ... read more

Children of Depressed Parents at High Risk of Adverse Consequences Into Adulthood

May 11, 2016 — The offspring of depressed parents have a higher risk for depression, morbidity and mortality that persists into middle age, the latest report from a 30-year study of families at high- and low-risk ... read more

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