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April 1, 2020

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Leaving an infant to 'cry it out' from birth up to 18 months does not appear to adversely affect their behavior development ... read more

Learning Difficulties Due to Poor Connectivity, Not Specific Brain Regions

Different learning difficulties do not correspond to specific regions of the brain, as previously thought, say researchers. Instead poor connectivity between 'hubs' within the brain is much more ... read more
A new study finds the value of using 'parentese,' an exaggerated speaking style that conveys total engagement with ... read more

Baby and Adult Brains 'Sync Up' During Play

A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natural play, and they found measurable connections in their neural activity. In other words, baby and ... read more
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Benefits of Fish in Moderation While Pregnant Outweigh Risks for Child

To eat or not to eat fish is a question that has long concerned pregnant women. Now, a new study shows that children whose mothers ate moderate amounts of fish during pregnancy were more likely to ... read more

Divorced Parents May Impact Some Teens' Academics

Parental divorce is associated with a lower grade point average (GPA) among adolescents, with a stronger association seen in teens with more educated mothers, according to a new ... read more

Household Chemical Use Linked to Child Language Delays

Young children from low-income homes whose mothers reported frequent use of toxic chemicals such as household cleaners were more likely to show delays in language development by age 2, a new study ... read more

For Anxious Spouses, a Baby May Be a Rival

A new child can spark feelings of jealousy in a person who already fears being abandoned by his or her partner, research suggests. A new study found that partners who showed signs of relationship ... read more

Excellent Long-Term Stability of Treatment Gains of Stepwise Treatment for Pediatric OCD

A study reports that the long-term stability of treatment gains for children and adolescents diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), participating in a stepwise manualized treatment, is ... read more

Babies from Bilingual Homes Switch Attention Faster

Babies born into bilingual homes change the focus of their attention more quickly and more frequently than babies in homes where only one language is spoken, according to new ... read more

Allergists Encourage Parents of Food-Allergic Kids to Recognize Their Own Anxiety

Allergists in the study said thoughtful and balanced communication and having credible information to share with your child go a long way toward helping your child with fears about their food ... read more

How Sleep Helps Teens Deal With Social Stress

Study found that adequate sleep allowed students to cope with discrimination and challenges associated with ethnic or racial bias. It also helps them problem-solve more effectively and seek peer ... read more

A Smart Jumpsuit Provides Information on Infants' Movement and Development

A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural ... read more

Stress in Small Children Separated from Their Parents May Alter Genes

Several studies show that small children cared for outside the home, especially in poor quality care and for 30 or more hours per week, have higher levels of cortisol than children at ... read more

Researchers -- and parents -- have long known that babies learn to speak by mimicking the words they hear. But a new study shows that babies also might try to imitate the singing they hear in ... read more

Component of Human Breast Milk Enhances Cognitive Development in Babies

Investigators show that early exposure to a carbohydrate found in breast milk, called 2'FL, positively influences ... read more

Love Matters: How Parents' Love Shapes Children's Lives

Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children, but a new study shows that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later ... read more

Children's Fingertip Injuries Could Signal Abuse

Many children who suffer fingertip injuries have been abused, according to a new study. The researchers found that children who had a documented history of abuse or neglect were 23 percent more ... read more

Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Connected to Elevated Risk of ADHD

The risk of ADHD was 34 percent higher in children whose mother had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy than in those children whose mother's vitamin D level was sufficient during the first ... read more

New Study Provides Criteria for Good Infant Sleep for the First Time

According to a new study, sleep problems among infants are very common and normally improve by the time the child reaches the age of ... read more

Study Paints Picture of Marijuana Use in Pregnant Women

As marijuana is increasingly being legalized in US states, daily marijuana use among pregnant women is rising, despite evidence that this could harm their babies. Researchers have published findings ... read more

New research finds that altruism may begin in infancy. In a study of nearly 100 19-month-olds, researchers found that children, even when hungry, gave a tasty snack to a stranger in ... read more

Kids Diagnosed With ADHD Often Don't Take Medication Regularly

Children diagnosed with ADHD inconsistently take their prescribed medication, going without treatment 40 per cent of the time, a new study has ... read more

Many Youth Living With Undiagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Most youth living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) have not been diagnosed, according to a new prevalence ... read more

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