New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker

A Dartmouth-led research team has identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. This marker shows that individuals with autism are slower to dampen neural activity in response to visual signals in the brain.

Aug 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders

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For children born with HIV, adhering to medication gets harder with ...

Statistics shows that children born with HIV in the United States were less likely to adhere to their medication as they age from preadolescence into young adulthood, according to new study at the School of Public Health.

Aug 17

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Marijuana May Boost Risky Effects of Drinking Alcohol

Consuming marijuana and alcohol simultaneously can result in individuals drinking alcohol more frequently and also in greater amounts. However, many individuals might be unaware of this as they often overlook the dangers of combining various ...

Aug 16

Categories: Addictions

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One Therapy Bests Others at Motivating Kids With Autism to Speak, ...

When it comes to encouraging children with autism who have speech problems to talk, pivotal response treatment seems to work best, especially when parents are involved. The treatment helps young children who have autism to communicate in a way which ...

Aug 16

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Pivotal Response Treatment

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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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Adults Who Mix Cannabis with Opioids for Pain Report Higher Anxiety, ...

While opioids and cannabis have pain reduction effects, using both substances together might have undesirable effects on the consumer. Recent studies have found that individuals who mix both types of substances did not feel additional pain ...

Aug 15

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Depression, Drug Addiction

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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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The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

Researchers found that when children are learning new nouns, they use what they already know about these objects – how typical or unique they are for their categories, to help them figure out what the words mean.

Aug 13

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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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Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone

A team of researchers in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. Researchers believe that this device can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases ...

Aug 7

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Meal timing strategies appear to lower appetite, improve fat burning

Researchers have discovered that meal timing strategies like intermittent fasting or eating earlier in the day help people lose weight by lowering appetite rather than burning more calories. This study shows how meal timing affects 24-hour energy ...

Aug 7

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Prenatal Parental Stress Linked to Behaviour Problems in Toddlers

The wellbeing of both parents before, during and after a pregnancy is crucial for their child to develop healthily. Recent studies have discovered that stress or conflict between parents during these periods can lead to emotional struggles in the ...

Aug 6

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Couple Counseling, Pregnancy & Birthing

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People Who Eat Dark Chocolate Less Likely to be Depressed

Consuming dark chocolate is associated with improved moods and reduction of depressive symptoms, as it contains certain psychoactive ingredients that can help to boost the individual’s mood.

Aug 6

Categories: Depression

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Scientists find clue to ‘maternal instinct’

Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone and is associated with social and maternal behaviour.

Aug 5

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