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Kids with Autism Inactive, Yet Similar Fitness Levels to Peers

September 29th, 2014
New research discovers that children with autism are more sedentary and inactive than their developing peers. Oregon State University investigators found that children with autism averaged 50 minutes less a day of moderate physical activity and 70 minutes more each day of ...

Retention in Elementary School Can Leave Lasting Scars

September 29th, 2014
A provocative new study suggest the practice of retaining children in primary grades may have unintended consequences. Student retention is when a child is "held back" from graduating to the next grade at the end of the school year. It's often done because ...

Study Points to Neural Basis for Social Deficits in ADHD Kids

September 29th, 2014
New research finds evidence of differences in brain function in kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that may underlie problems recognizing emotion in facial expressions. Children with ADHD frequently exhibit inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These behaviors may explain why they are often excluded from peer activities, according to ...

Teen Sleep Deficits Can Hurt Grades

September 25th, 2014
A new study finds that adolescents with sleep problems and poor sleeping habits have lower academic performance when compared to those who enjoy a good night's sleep. Swedish researchers reviewed more than 20,000 adolescents aged between 12 and 19 from Uppsala County, north ...

Obese Male Teens Earn Less Money in Adulthood

September 25th, 2014
Research findings suggest a behavior change in adolescence can significantly increase a teen’s adult earning potential. Swedish researchers found that men who are obese as teenagers earn up to 18 percent less in adulthood than their peers of normal weight. Economists and researchers Drs. ...

Oregon Program Breaks Up School Day with Brief Exercise

September 24th, 2014
A new survey finds that an exercise DVD that adds short breaks of physical activity to the daily routine of elementary school students was very popular with both students and teachers, and offered clear advantages for overly sedentary educational programs. Called “Brain Breaks,” the DVD ...

Brief Intervention Can Ward Off High School Blues

September 23rd, 2014
Teaching kids about how people change in adolescence may reduce the incidence of depression that often accompanies the transition to high school, a new study suggests. Researchers believe the findings are important because so few interventions have successfully prevented the onset of depressive ...

Just 1 in 4 ADHD Kids Gets Drugs Plus Psychotherapy

September 23rd, 2014
A new independent study finds that at best, only one-quarter of children treated with medication for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also receive psychotherapy. RAND Corporation researchers reviewed utilization patterns among children with commercial insurance and discovered psychotherapy intervention is far lower in many parts of the ...

‘Tiger Moms’ May Scar Kids

September 23rd, 2014
A new paper suggests the strict Chinese parenting style advocated in a controversial 2011 book may do more harm than good. University of California, Riverside, researchers discovered a parenting style that advocates less support and more punitive parent techniques might lead to low ...

Habitual Facebook Users More Likely to Be Scammed

September 20th, 2014
A new study has found that people who habitually use Facebook are more susceptible to being victims of online scams. For his study, Arun Vishwanath, Ph.D., an associate professor of communication at the University at Buffalo–State University of New York, subjected 150 college ...