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October 25, 2016

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October 25, 2016

'Middle England' Faces Lowest Psychosis Risk

Oct. 24, 2016 — The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighborhoods, an English study ... read more

Same Day Return to Play After Concussion Still Common Among Youth Athletes

Oct. 21, 2016 — Concussion guidelines published over the past decade -- and laws in all states -- now discourage youth athletes from returning to play if they display any signs of concussion after an injury. ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Visits to Pediatric Emergency Departments for Headache Pain in Children Are on the Rise

Oct. 21, 2016 — There is a growing body of evidence that pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children presenting with ... read more

Adverse Events Affect Children's Development, Physical Health and Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — It's known that adverse childhood experiences carry over into adult life, but a new study is focusing on the effect of these experiences in the childhood ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

ADHD Symptom Persistence Into Adulthood Estimated

Oct. 20, 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

Single Gene Linked to Some Cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Oct. 19, 2016 — Scientists have linked mutations in a single gene to autism in people who have a rare tumor syndrome typically diagnosed in childhood. The findings, in patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), ... read more

New Research Explores What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet

Oct. 19, 2016 — Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. New research focuses on how children understand death in ... read more

More Support Needed for Nurses Facing Mistreatment at Work

Oct. 19, 2016 — Nurses need more help dealing with disrespectful behavior from colleagues if patient care is to be maintained, new research ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — These days, due to the spread of computers, tablets and smart phones, almost everybody types. But most modern-day typists are self-taught and have adopted "nonstandard" styles that are much ... read more

Preschoolers Correct Speaking Mistakes Even When Talking to Themselves

Oct. 18, 2016 — One of the differences between adults and preschoolers when it comes to private speech is that adults typically talk to themselves in their heads, while preschoolers talk to themselves aloud, ... read more

Folinic Acid Could Help Children With Autism Communicate Better

Oct. 18, 2016 — Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ... read more

Race Influences Teachers' Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Study

Oct. 18, 2016 — Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds ... read more

Children Involved in Cyber-Bullying Much More Likely to View Web Content Containing Self-Harm and Suicide

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new English study on the link between cyber-bullying and suicide has found that ten per cent of children are involved in cyber-bullying, as victims, perpetrators or both, and that they are much ... read more

General Anesthesia in Young Children Not Associated With Significant Neurological Impairments, Study Suggests

Oct. 18, 2016 — Children who are exposed to general anesthesia from birth to age 2 have developmental testing results in kindergarten that are similar to those of children who have not been exposed, according to a ... read more

Foster Care Children at Much Greater Risk of Physical, Mental Health Problems

Oct. 17, 2016 — Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and ... read more

Bad Relationships Increase Risk of Infection in Both Mother and Child

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research ... read more

Changes in Depression Symptoms Tied to Lung Cancer Survival

Oct. 13, 2016 — Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new ... read more

Low Socio-Economic Status, Fear of Abandonment Early in Life Can Lead to Poor Adult Health

Oct. 13, 2016 — Low socio-economic status and fear of abandonment early in life can lead to poor health in adulthood, regardless of adult socio-economic status, according to a new ... read more

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