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Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months

April 17th, 2014
Biomarkers Enable Screening for Autism at 9 Months New research suggests measurement of two biomarkers can help physicians and diagnosticians identify autism spectrum disorders (ASD) early in the developmental process. Detection of ASD is often ...

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism Risk

April 16th, 2014
1st Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Autism RiskA new Johns Hopkins study discovers an association between prenatal exposure to antidepressant medications, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and developmental delays (DD) in boys. Researchers from the Bloomberg School ...

How Moms Talk to Kids Helps Them Learn Right and Wrong

April 16th, 2014
How Moms Talk to Kids Helps Them Learn Right and WrongParents want their children to grow up to be stellar citizens and overall good people. But not much is known about how they actually go ...

Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression

April 15th, 2014
Young Fathers Also Susceptible to Postpartum Depression“It’s not just new moms who need to be screened for depression," says pediatrician Craig Garfield, M.D. "Dads are at risk, too." A new Northwestern Medicine study led by ...

Not Just Man’s Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids Too

April 15th, 2014
Not Just Man's Best Friend, But For Autistic Kids TooThe decision to adopt a dog into the family is rarely routine as one must consider expense, time commitment, and overall responsibility. For families of children with ...

TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children

April 15th, 2014
TV Can Disrupt Sleep in Young Children A new study confirms previous findings that both television viewing and sleeping in a room with a TV can decrease total sleep time for kids. The decline in sleep, ...

Head Injuries Can Affect Children’s Social Lives

April 12th, 2014
Head Injuries Can Affect Children's Social LivesNew research has found that suffering a head injury can affect children’s social lives for years to come. For their study, neuroscientists at Brigham Young University (BYU) examined a ...

New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay On Them

April 11th, 2014
New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay on ThemA new study has found that women taking antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they stay on the medication, rather than stopping the antidepressants ...

Does More Facebook Time Lead to More Negative Body Image?

April 11th, 2014
Does More Facebook Time Use Lead to More Negative Body Image? Researchers in the United Kingdom and United States found that more time on Facebook could lead to more negative feelings and more comparisons to ...