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March 28, 2017

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March 28, 2017

Children Born to Single Mothers Benefit When Biological Father Joins Family

Mar. 27, 2017 — Some of the negative consequences on the wellbeing of a child born to a single mother can be reduced if their biological father joins and stays with the family according to new ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — When we are around four years old we suddenly start to understand that other people think and that their view of the world is often different from our own. Researchers have now explored how that ... read more

Benefits of Long-Term Use of ADHD Medications Questioned

Mar. 13, 2017 — In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but ... read more

How to Get Kids to Use Salad Bars in Public Schools

Mar. 13, 2017 — Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a researcher is trying to nail down how to get kids to eat from ... read more

Poor Sleep in Early Childhood May Lead to Cognitive, Behavioral Problems in Later Years

Mar. 9, 2017 — A new study finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don't get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in ... read more

Household Chaos Makes Bringing Up Children With ADHD More Difficult

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers often observe inadequate parenting, a negative emotional climate and household chaos in families of children with ADHD. A research group has now explored how these factors interrelate. ... read more

Disruptive Children Do Not Inspire Similar Behavior in Their Siblings

Mar. 6, 2017 — A new study finds that the disruptive behavior of individual children does not encourage similar behavior in their brothers and ... read more

Innovative Treatment Offers Relief to Children With Frequent Migraine Headaches

Mar. 6, 2017 — A minimally invasive treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers, and only takes minutes for a child to feel ... read more

Kids Want Parental Help With Online Risk, but Fear Parental Freak Outs

Feb. 28, 2017 — In a study, teens rarely talked to their parents about potentially risky online experiences. Parents and children often have much different perceptions of and reactions to the same online situations. ... read more

Living With Children May Mean Less Sleep for Women, but Not for Men

Feb. 26, 2017 — New research backs up what many women already know: They're sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a ... read more

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?

Feb. 24, 2017 — The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most ... read more

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely to Commit Crimes as Adults

Feb. 23, 2017 — Teenagers who experience sleep problems and exhibit anti-social behavior are more likely to commit violent crimes as adults, new research ... read more

Cat Ownership Not Linked to Mental Health Problems

Feb. 21, 2017 — New research has found no link between cat ownership and psychotic symptoms, casting doubt on previous suggestions that people who grew up with cats are at higher risk of mental ... read more

Anti-Epilepsy Medicine Taken by Pregnant Women Does Not Harm the Child's Overall Health

Feb. 21, 2017 — Previous studies have shown that anti-epilepsy medicine may lead to congenital malformations in the fetus and that the use of anti-epilepsy medicine during pregnancy affects the development of the ... read more

New Behavioral Therapy to Support Japanese Mothers of Children With ADHD

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have successfully adapted a parent-training program for ADHD for use with families in Japan, where ADHD-specific behavioral interventions are ... read more

Zika May Cause Miscarriages, Thin Brain Tissue in Babies Carried to Term

Feb. 21, 2017 — In early pregnancy in mice with complete immune systems, Zika virus can cross the placenta -- intended to protect the developing fetus -- and appears to lead to a high percentage of miscarriages and ... read more

Teens With PTSD, Conduct Disorder Have Difficulty Recognizing Facial Expressions

Feb. 21, 2017 — Adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are more likely to misidentify sad and angry faces as fearful, while teens with symptoms of conduct disorder tend to interpret sad faces ... read more

Family Focused Interventions for at Risk Children and Youth

Feb. 21, 2017 — Experts discuss how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as ... read more

Students More Likely to Succeed If Teachers Have Positive Perceptions of Parents

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child's academic career can accurately predict the child's academic and social ... read more

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

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