Genetic regions associated with left-handedness identified

It was already known that genes have a partial role in determining handedness – studies of twins have estimated that 25% of the variation in handedness can be attributed to genes – but which genes these are had not been established in the ...

Sep 9

Categories: Child Development

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Lack of oxygen doesn’t kill infant brain cell

Research shows that even a brief 30 minute of hypoxia is enough to persistently disrupt the structure and function of the brain region known as the hippocampus, which is important for learning and memory. These findings raise new concerns about the ...

Sep 2

Categories: Child Development

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Children With An Older Brother Have Poorer Language Skills Than Those ...

A recent study involving French-speaking children investigated the effects of birth order and gender of older siblings on the language abilities of young children. Results show that children who have older brothers tend to develop weaker language ...

Aug 30

Categories: Child Development, Other

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Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

Mothers undergo steps to protect the new-born’s brain, mitigating risk before birth is critical. Some new-borns, such as those with intrauterine growth restriction, are at heightened risk. Intervening before birth to aid in protecting the new born ...

Aug 28

Categories: Child Development

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Mindfulness for Middle School Students

Based on two new studies regarding mindfulness, it was found that students benefit from mindfulness training. Individuals who were taught to practice mindfulness felt lesser stress, did better for standardized academic tests and had better conduct ...

Aug 27

Categories: Child Development, Mindfulness

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Impulsive Behavior Linked to Sleep and Screen Time

Lack of sleep and excessive screen-time can cause children and adolescents to make poor decisions and act recklessly, which might lead to the worsening of their mental health and development of addictions in the future.

Aug 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Warning to adults: Children notice everything

Researchers had found that adults are good at paying attention to what you tell them while children don’t ignore anything as compared to adults.

Aug 14

Categories: Child Development

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Wearable motion sensors could save unborn babies

Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any ...

Aug 10

Categories: Child Development

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Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired

Finnish researchers confirm that music helps to support the development of spoken language

Aug 8

Categories: Child Development

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High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism

Research adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago.

Aug 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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School Readiness Impaired in Preschoolers with ADHD Symptoms

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often less ready for school than their peers, due to impairment in various areas such as social development and learning approaches. As such, there is a need to identify children who ...

Aug 2

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring

New research suggests that a single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime. It has been found that female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy ...

Jul 31

Categories: Child Development

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Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby’s liver

Studies have indicated that prenatal caffeine intake of 300mg/day or more in women, which is approximately 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day, can result in lower birth weights of their children.

Jul 29

Categories: Child Development

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Study Shows Relationship Between Type of Delivery and Twins' ...

The manner in which twins are delivered during labor can have an impact on their future development. A cesarean section may negatively affect the intelligence and psychological development of twins; hence, many gynecologists strongly believe in the ...

Jul 22

Categories: Child Development

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The Way Children draw human figures has changed since the 1970s, ...

With the last half century Western Europe countries having enjoyed a large increase in gender equalities where the employment rate for women in Germany has increased from 48% in 1980 to 73% in 2014. Psychologists are interested to see if there are ...

Jul 17

Categories: Child Development

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