How a mother’s odour helps her baby develop a sensitivity to faces

It has been thought that infants form categories using information from just one sense, whichever the most relevant. For example, the category of ‘faces’ result from an accumulation of visual information about what faces look like. However, an ...

Jul 17

Categories: Child Development

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Processed foods and effect on developing fetus’ brain: Autism link?

UCF researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus’ developing brain.

Jul 13

Categories: Child Development

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Supervised Fun, Exercise Both Provide Psychosocial Benefit to ...

Children with obesity or are overweight may benefit more from exercises which are engaging and involve interaction with others, as positive interaction with peers and supervising adults will help to improve their quality of life.

Jul 5

Categories: Child Development

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Sister, Neighbor, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids' ...

A series of experiments conducted has led to the discovery that problem-solving skills and other abilities can be enhanced by raising children's awareness about the various identities that they have, such as being a sister, son or a friend.

Jul 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Three in five secondary school pupils experience mental health ...

Three out of five secondary school pupils have either experienced mental health problems themselves or are close to someone who has, according to a new survey. research by the charity Mind also revealed that one in seven of 11-19-year-olds say their ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health ...

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Why Everyone should be concerned about Adolescent Vaping

Vaping has remained under the radar for many years, evidence continues to accumulate about its potential harm in adolescents. Also notable is what they are vaping – high school seniors are not just vaping nicotine, but compounds of marijuana can ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development

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Dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers’ language ...

About 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. These children are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes across a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental domains, including language skills. They also are at an increased risk for ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development

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The "Recency Effect" Is Especially Pronounced In Children - An ...

Early utterances in toddlers may be a result of the Recency Effect, rather than an indication of their understanding in the meaning of the words they say. Recent studies have shown that the Recency Effect plays a role in decision making when it ...

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Bullying among adolescents hurts both the victims and the ...

About a tenth of adolescents across the globe has been the victim of psychological or physical violence from classmates at least once in their lives. New study by researchers at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) has shown that victims ...

Jun 25

Categories: Child Development

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Pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk

LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women’s pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in the breast milk, which can affect infants’ growth.

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development

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Breaking the code: How is a mother’s immunity transferred to her ...

Newborns arrive into the world with an immunity system with antibodies transferred to by their mothers via the placenta. The rules by which the placenta performs this essential function have been unknown but could hold the key to generating more ...

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...

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Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

Psychologists have found strong associations between working memory and 3 health related factors; sleep, age and depressed mood. This study shows how these factors are associated with memory quality and quantity.

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Sleep ...

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How fathers and their children should spend time together

Research from the University of Georgia says that both types of involvement – caregiving vs play, workday vs non-workday – have an impact on the quality of the early father-child relationship.

Jun 19

Categories: Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child Development

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School children who nap are happier, excel academically and have ...

A study of nearly 3000 fourth, fifth and sixth graders, aged between 10-12 – revealed a connection between midday napping and greater happiness, self-control, fever behavioural problems and higher IQ. Neuro-criminologist Adrian Raine says that, ...

Jun 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Child Development, Health Psychology

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Pregnant Women Recognise Baby Expressions Differently depending on ...

Researchers have compared between 38 pregnant women, currently well with history of depression and bipolar disorder against 28 other healthy pregnant women. They also tested 18 non-pregnant women, as controls. Between the 27th and 39th weeks of ...

Jun 15

Categories: Bipolar, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Depression

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