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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

Telling Stories Using Rhythmic Gesture Helps Children Improve Their Oral Skills

Jan. 17, 2019 — For the first time it has been shown that a brief training session with rhythmic gestures has immediate benefits for narrative discourse in children of 5 and 6 years of ... read more

Wearable Sensor Can Detect Hidden Anxiety, Depression in Young Children

Jan. 16, 2019 — Anxiety and depression in young children are hard to detect and often go untreated, potentially leading to anxiety disorders and increased risk of suicide and drug abuse later. In a new study, ... read more

Fighting Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders on Multiple Levels

Jan. 16, 2019 — Over the past several decades, it's become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just "baby blues." ... read more

Mice Sleeping Fitfully Provide Clues to Insomnia

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers working with mice with sleep problems similar to those experienced by people with the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) -- believe the animals will help shed light on ... read more

Maternal Stress Leads to Overweight in Children

Jan. 9, 2019 — Researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. Researchers found this to have ... read more

Immigrant Kids in U.S. Deliberately Build STEM Skills

Jan. 8, 2019 — US immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new ... read more

Caring for Preterm Babies in Single Family Rooms May Help Prevent Sepsis and Improve Exclusive Breastfeeding

Jan. 7, 2019 — Caring for preterm babies in single family rooms appears to reduce the incidence of sepsis and improve exclusive breastfeeding rates compared with traditional open ward neonatal units, according to a ... read more

ADHD Drugs Are Unlikely to Cause Cardiac Damage in Children Who Take Them, Study Finds

Jan. 3, 2019 — The results of a long-term NIH-funded study published last month could allay concerns that ADHD drugs can cause cardiac damage in ... read more

Can a Video Game-Based 'Digital Medicine' Help Children With Autism and Co-Occurring ADHD?

Jan. 3, 2019 — Researchers evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder ... read more

Meta-Analysis Highlights Important Challenges in Cognitive Processing for Adults With ASD

Jan. 2, 2019 — New study results contribute to understanding of patterns of cognitive functioning in adults with autism and highlight the importance of a broader approach when studying ... read more

'A Way Cool Way to Be': Study Offers New Insights Into Children With Autism

Jan. 2, 2019 — In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers was able to perform functional MRIs of a group of children with autism whose IQs averaged 54. The scans offer a glimpse into what's ... read more

Work-Family Conflict Hits Home

Jan. 2, 2019 — Researchers have long known that sick children can affect a company's bottom line, as employees are distracted or have to take time off to care for their children. Less is known about the impact ... read more

Post-Natal Depression in Dads Linked to Depression in Their Teenage Daughters

Dec. 26, 2018 — Fathers as well as mothers can experience post-natal depression -- and it is linked to emotional problems for their teenage daughters, new research has ... read more

How Socioeconomic Status Shapes Developing Brains

Dec. 25, 2018 — The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and brain anatomy is mostly stable from childhood to early adulthood, according to a longitudinal neuroimaging study of more than 600 healthy young ... read more

Interpreting Emotions: A Matter of Confidence

Dec. 21, 2018 — We are exposed to the facial expressions of the people. But do we interpret them correctly? And do we trust our own judgment? This trust is essential for avoiding potentially dangerous situations. ... read more

Air Pollution in Mexico City Is Associated With the Development of Alzheimer Disease

Dec. 21, 2018 — A new study heightens concerns over the evolving and relentless Alzheimer's pathology observed in young Metropolitan Mexico City (MMC) ... read more

Children of Problem Drinkers More Likely to Marry Someone With a Drinking Problem

Dec. 17, 2018 — Children of parents who have alcohol use disorder are more likely to get married under the age of 25, less likely to get married later in life, and more likely to marry a person who has alcohol use ... read more

Gently Stroking Babies Before Medical Procedures May Reduce Pain Processing

Dec. 17, 2018 — Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Their results suggest that lightly brushing an infant at a certain ... read more

Passive Exposure Alone Can Enhance the Learning of Foreign Speech Sounds

Dec. 17, 2018 — Ability to understand and subsequently speak a new language requires the ability to accurately discriminate speech sounds of a given language. When we start to learn a new language the differences ... read more

Dec. 13, 2018 — Research shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, the parents' brains show bursts of high-frequency activity, which are linked to their ... read more

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