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May 3, 2016

Breast Milk Linked to Significant Early Brain Growth in Preemies

Apr. 30, 2016 — Feeding premature babies mostly breast milk during the first month of life appears to spur more robust brain growth. Those preemies whose daily diets were at least 50 percent breast milk had more ... read more

One-Third of Autistic Children Likely to Wander, Disappear

Apr. 30, 2016 — More than one-third of children with autism spectrum disorders have wandered away from a safe environment within the past 12 months, according to new findings. The findings are from a review of CDC ... read more

Children Are Diagnosed With Autism at Younger Ages Since Push for Universal Screening

Apr. 30, 2016 — Researchers say children with autism who were born before the 2007 recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics that all children be screened for the disorder at the 18- and 24-month well ... read more

Aerial Spraying to Combat Mosquitoes Linked to Increased Risk of Autism in Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that the use of airplanes to spray anti-mosquito pesticides may increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays among ... read more

Alcohol Brand Placement on TV Linked With Teens' Brand Preferences and Drinking Behaviors

Apr. 30, 2016 — While tobacco companies have not been allowed to buy product placement in television shows since 2000, alcohol brands continue to self-regulate their marketing in media. But new research shows how ... read more

Factors That Help Children Thrive in the Face of Adversity

Apr. 30, 2016 — Research shows that people who experience four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as economic hardship, exposure to violence or the death of a loved one, are more likely to have ... read more

Children of Gay Fathers Are Well Adjusted

Apr. 30, 2016 — Compared to a national sample of heterosexual parents, gay fathers report similar parenting behavior and measures of wellbeing in their children, according to new ... read more

Legalization of Marijuana in Washington Had No Effect on Teens' Access to Drug

Apr. 30, 2016 — Despite concerns that legalizing marijuana use for adults would make it easier for adolescents to get ahold of it, a new study in Washington State shows that teens find it no easier now than before ... read more

Mental Health Diagnoses Rise Significantly for Military Children

Apr. 30, 2016 — Mirroring national estimates, a new study found the percentage of children enrolled in the US Military Healthcare System diagnosed with and treated for mental health disorders increased significantly ... read more

Parents' Presence at Bedside Found to Decrease Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Severity

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests a key to easing the opioid withdrawal symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome is to ensure parents can spend plenty of time at the baby's bedside during treatment. NAS is ... read more

Four New Genetic Diseases Defined Within Schizophrenia

Apr. 28, 2016 — Changes in key genes define four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia, according to a study. Unlike "big data" genetic studies, which have loosely linked hundreds of genetic ... read more

Gestational Exposure to Type of Antidepressants Associated With Adolescent Offspring Depression

Apr. 28, 2016 — The use of certain antidepressants during pregnancy can result in offspring depression by early adolescence. Using national register data from Finland, researchers found that children exposed to ... read more

Beauty Companies Should Focus on Older Women's Desire to Look Good, Not Young

Apr. 27, 2016 — Companies promoting beauty products should reconsider current methods when targeting older women as few claim to use cosmetic products to look younger. The majority say they use them to look good and ... read more

Parents and Social Media: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Apr. 27, 2016 — Two-thirds of parents fear social media is bad for their child, yet they use it extensively ... read more

Emotion Detector: Facial Expression Recognition to Improve Learning, Gaming

Apr. 27, 2016 — A computer algorithm that can tell whether you are happy or sad, angry or expressing almost any other emotion would be a boon to the games industry. New research describes such a system that is ... read more

Families With Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them

Apr. 27, 2016 — Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income -- but only among families with children, a new study has ... read more

Young Gay, Bisexual Men Six Times More Likely to Attempt Suicide Than Older Counterparts

Apr. 26, 2016 — Young gay and bisexual men are at significantly greater risk of poor mental health than older men in that group, according to new research. The study is the first to examine the mental health ... read more

Teenage E-Cigarette Use 'Clustered' in Certain Schools, Study Finds

Apr. 26, 2016 — Since 2011, the prevalence of adolescent electronic cigarette use has drastically increased in the U.S. Certain school environments have an impact on electronic cigarette use among teenagers, a new ... read more

Providing Children With Tablets Loaded With Literacy Apps Yields Positive Results

Apr. 26, 2016 — Researchers have been conducting a study to determine whether tablet computers loaded with literacy applications could improve the reading preparedness of young children living in economically ... read more

Shifting Gaps in Educational Attainment Among Students of Different Incomes

Apr. 26, 2016 — A new study looks at income-based gaps in educational attainment. While the difference in high school graduation rates between high- and low-income students shrunk, inequality may have shifted to ... read more

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