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Specialized Approach Aids Early Education of Disruptive Children

January 13th, 2015
A new study finds a tailored educational program can improve the kindergartner and first grade experience of children displaying disruptive behaviors. Researchers explain that children with high maintenance temperaments have fewer opportunities to learn in school than their focused peers, and are at ...

Brief Pediatric Exams May Not Detect Autism

January 13th, 2015
For many physicians, the economic demands of managed care necessitate a greater volume of medical visits with each visit of limited duration. A new study in the peer-reviewed journal Pediatrics shows that medical professionals cannot rely solely on their clinical judgment to detect ...

Audio Therapy Eases Kids’ Pain After Major Surgery

January 11th, 2015
After undergoing major surgery, children who listened to 30 minutes of music or an audio book experienced a significant reduction in pain, according to new research by Northwestern Medicine. The participants, ages nine to 14, chose from a playlist of short audio books ...

Circumcision Linked to Increased Risk of Autism

January 10th, 2015
New research has found that circumcised boys are more likely than intact boys to develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) before the age of 10. The risk is particularly high for infantile autism before the age of five, according to researchers in Copenhagen. The study, ...

Teens Have Strong Misperceptions of Peers’ Behavior

January 9th, 2015
Teens significantly overestimate their peers involvement in substance use and sexual behaviors, but underestimate the amount of time their peers spend studying or exercising, according to new research based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since teens are sensitive to ...

Sleep Quantity + Sleep Quality = Better Math/Language Scores

January 9th, 2015
A new study confirms that it is worth a parents effort to ensure that their school-aged child receives a good nights sleep. Researchers from McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal found that sleep quality and duration are ...

Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Drinking Practices

January 9th, 2015
Emerging research finds parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can significantly influence adolescent drinking behaviors. University of Buffalo psychologist Craig Colder discovered consistent and sustained parental attitudes can make a difference in a child's use of alcohol. This ...

‘Sensitive’ Gene Plus Early Stress May Lead to Mental Health Disorders

January 8th, 2015
Researchers from Duke University have identified a gene variant linked to extreme sensitivity in children. They found that children with this gene who also live in high-risk environments are far more likely to develop mental health disorders and substance abuse problems as ...

Mom’s Prenatal Exercise Can Improve Child’s Health

January 6th, 2015
Emerging research suggests the exercise habits of expecting mothers can possibly lower a child's chances of high blood pressure. The Michigan State University study is the first to suggest that the exercise habits of expecting moms could possibly lower a child's chances of ...

Spoils of War May Include More Wives and Children

January 4th, 2015
A new study from Harvard University shows that there may be a biological benefit to violent conflict. The study found that among members of an East African herding tribe, those who engaged in violent raids on neighboring tribes had more wives, leading to ...

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