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September 24, 2016

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September 24, 2016

Ouch! Avoiding Failure Leads to Missed Opportunities for Children With ADHD

Sep. 23, 2016 — Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are potentially more exposed to reproaches than typically developing children, explain researchers. A behavioral experiment on reward and ... read more

Floods Severely Affect Children, Young People

Sep. 22, 2016 — Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Factors impacting on children's well-being include: loss ... read more

Testing Ecopipam's Effectiveness in Treating Stuttering

Sep. 22, 2016 — Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. Currently, no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug treatments are available. In an attempt to ... read more

Low English Skills at School Start Linked to Behavioral Difficulties

Sep. 20, 2016 — Children who enter reception with poor English language skills -- whether it's their first language or an additional language -- are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioral ... read more

Sleep Habits, Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Use Linked, Shows Research

Sep. 19, 2016 — A possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse has been identified by researchers. The study found that both sleep duration and sleep quality during late childhood predict ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Opioid dependence -- which includes dependence on drugs such as heroin -- affects how 'cute' we perceive images of children to be, new research shows. As cuteness can trigger caregiving ... read more

ADHD Symptoms Persistence Into Adulthood

Sep. 19, 2016 — Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20’s, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young ... read more

Health Coverage on the Rise for Those in the Justice System, Study Finds

Sep. 19, 2016 — During the first years of the Affordable Care Act, a new study finds, the rate of health insurance coverage rose significantly among people who in the past year had been arrested or were on probation ... read more

Relationship, Behavioral Differences Between Children, Early Adolescents Who Die by Suicide

Sep. 19, 2016 — Some individual characteristics and precipitating circumstances may be more prominent in children who die by suicide compared with early adolescents who die by suicide. It is the first study to ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — Teaching kids about drugs, alcohol and sex appears to be less controversial than ever before but parents want to see health education classes cover more ... read more

Belief That Tourette’s Patients Are Aggressive Is a Myth

Sep. 18, 2016 — It is commonly believed that people with Tourette’s syndrome tend to be aggressive. Now a new study shows that people with Tourette’s are no more aggressive than anyone ... read more

Response to Anxiety Linked to Movement Control Areas in Brain

Sep. 18, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that the response to anxiety in teenagers may include not only the parts of the brain which deal with emotions (the limbic system), as has been long understood, but also ... read more

Sep. 18, 2016 — A new survey of internet users suggests that people who use the internet excessively may have more mental health problems. Using two scales to evaluate internet use, researchers have found high rates ... read more

Sep. 16, 2016 — Neuroscientists have found that people who experience a mixing of the senses, known as synesthesia, are more sensitive to associations everyone has between the sounds of words and visual ... read more

Surveillance Unlikely to Detect European Changes in Birth Defect Linked to Zika Virus

Sep. 16, 2016 — A new study finds that surveillance systems in Europe could detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed ... read more

Language Barriers Impede Treatment of Children With Special Health Care Needs

Sep. 16, 2016 — Language barriers can have dangerous consequences for children with special health care needs, according to a new paper. Children with special health care needs account for two-thirds of pediatric ... read more

Meet AISOY1 the Robot, Autism Therapy Assistant

Sep. 16, 2016 — Researchers are collaborating to expand the potential of their robot assistant for the treatment of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Specifically, the goal is to explore ... read more

Study Uncovers New Molecular Signaling Mechanism for Correcting Childhood Visual Disorders

Sep. 15, 2016 — Neuroscientists have discovered a molecular signaling mechanism that translates visual impairments into functional changes in brain circuit connections. The discovery may help to develop novel ... read more

For-Profit Trade Schools Prove Costly for Disadvantaged Black Youth

Sep. 15, 2016 — Young people from disadvantaged neighborhoods are drawn to for-profit trade schools as the quickest route to jobs. But the very thing that makes for-profit schools seem so appealing — a streamlined ... read more

Offspring to Parents Who Were Babies During the Holocaust Had a Worse Course of Schizophrenia

Sep. 15, 2016 — Results of a new study have found that no difference in the risk of developing schizophrenia between second-generations Holocaust survivors and those whose parents were not exposed to the Holocaust. ... read more

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