In a study of identical twins, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was more aggressive and exhibited more callous-unemotional traits Less parental warmth and more harshness in the home environment can affect how aggressive children become and whether they lack empathy and a moral compass-a set of characteristics known as callous-unemotional […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain This was the ethical dilemma faced by doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre to save a child’s life. In 2017, doctors from the Transplant Unit at the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre performed what is believed to be the world’s first intentional liver transplant from a mother living with HIV […]Continue Reading ...
Approximately 20 percent of homicides of children 2 to 14 years of age in the United States may be related to intimate partner violence (IPV), a fact that is currently underreported by the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published in […]Continue Reading ...
Not impressed. Credit: Shutterstock Around this time every year, the height and weight of over 95% of children in the first and final years of primary school in England are measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). With childhood obesity levels rising, this data set is put to use to identify and […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Long-held assumptions that stepfathers are far more likely to be responsible for child deaths than genetic parents have been challenged by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Approximately 20 children in England and Wales are killed by their fathers each year—and stepfathers are recorded as the perpetrators in a […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute–led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering–are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A recent paper authored by Hahn and Jill James from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders discusses […]Continue Reading ...
Mothers report higher level of concern about long-term health consequences for fussy eaters, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Although fussy eating is developmentally normal and transient phase for most children, the behavior can be stressful for parents. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Experiencing homelessness at any time during the pre- or postnatal period can negatively affect a young child’s health. Researchers at Children’s HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center (BMC), found that children who experienced both pre- and post-natal homelessness and those who experienced homelessness for longer than six months were at […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: iStock Nearly 10% of elementary school students have trouble learning to write, with potentially lasting consequences on their education. EPFL researchers have developed a software program that can analyze these children’s writing disabilities and their causes with unparalleled precision. Trouble learning how to write, called dysgraphia, affects some 10% of schoolchildren. This learning disability […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—led by Juergen Hahn, professor and head of biomedical engineering—are continuing to make remarkable progress with their research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). A recent paper authored by Hahn and Jill James from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in the journal Research in […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Autism spectrum disorder—or ASD—is a developmental disability now diagnosed in about one in 37 boys and one in 151 girls in the United States. Researchers are learning more about why differences in the brain develop and result in autism spectrum disorder, which includes autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Both environmental factors and genetic risks are being […]Continue Reading ...
The University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center (MHFC), in conjunction with the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health (ITR), has received a multi-million-dollar grant to create a national center for child maltreatment studies, becoming one of only three academic institutional partnerships in the United States to receive this prestigious […]Continue Reading ...
As prevailing regulatory and cultural shifts normalize adult medical and recreational cannabis use, identification of potential risk factors is key to preventing public health consequences, according to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine When mothers use marijuana during the first 12 years of their child’s life, their cannabis-using children are more likely to start at […]Continue Reading ...
Pakistani Christian children playing cricket on a street in Karachi. Credit: 123RF.com/Rice University Pakistan’s new prime minister, Imran Khan, must be commended for his pledges to reduce child stunting and improve maternal health in the country, according to a global health and human development policy expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Stunting […]Continue Reading ...
Experiencing homelessness at any time during the pre- or postnatal period can negatively affect a young child’s health. Researchers at Children’s HealthWatch, based out of Boston Medical Center (BMC), found that children who experienced both pre- and post-natal homelessness and those who experienced homelessness for longer than six months were at highest risk of negative […]Continue Reading ...
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