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Newswise: Do summer holidays undo the good work of school?

Do summer holidays undo the good work of school?

University of South Australia

As thousands of Aussie kids start summer holidays this week, there’s no doubt parents will see an increase in kids’ screen time, snack time and general relaxation. After a busy school year, it’s well-deserved, but could this change in activity have an adverse impact on their health?

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Children's Health, Exercise and Fitness, Obesity,

Released:
11-Dec-2019 7:05 PM EST

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Newswise: How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5M project
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11-Dec-2019 8:15 AM EST
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Newswise: Autism Study Tracks Musical Rhythm as Possible Treatment

Autism Study Tracks Musical Rhythm as Possible Treatment

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Researchers from the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and the Marcus Autism Center at Emory University School of Medicine are partnering to study musical rhythm synchronization as a part of social development and how it’s disrupted in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in hopes of developing music interventions for improving social communication.

Channels: Autism, Behavioral Science, Children's Health, Neuro, National Institutes of Health (NIH),

Released:
21-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Parents matter – protecting kids from risky drinking

Research Society on Alcoholism

Many parents permit their adolescent children to drink alcohol, believing this helps teach them responsible use and avoids the appeal of ‘forbidden fruit’.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Children's Health, Family and Parenting,

Released:
20-Nov-2019 8:35 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Unhealthy habits can start young: infants, toddlers and added sugars

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, published by Elsevier, found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61 percent) and almost all toddlers (98 percent) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers).

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Food Science, Nutrition, Obesity, Staff Picks,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 12:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Young mums more likely to have kids with ADHD

Young mums more likely to have kids with ADHD

University of South Australia

Young mothers have a greater chance of having a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) according to new research from the University of South Australia. Exploring the genetic relationship between female reproductive traits and key psychiatric disorders, it found that the genetic risk of ADHD in children was strongly associated with early maternal age at first birth, particular for women younger than 20.

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Children's Health, Genetics, Psychology and Psychiatry, Scientific Reports,

Released:
24-Oct-2019 4:30 AM EDT
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net

Parents of adults with epilepsy: Caregiving without a net

International League Against Epilepsy

When an adult child is diagnosed with epilepsy, their parents face a wide array of social, emotional and financial issues, often with very little support. Striking a balance between caring for their child and allowing independence can be difficult and frustrating.

Channels: Children's Health, Epilepsy, Family and Parenting, Neuro, Local - Texas,

Released:
21-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Off a Cliff, Without a Parachute: Parents Left in the Cold When It Comes to Kids with Autism
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Off a Cliff, Without a Parachute: Parents Left in the Cold When It Comes to Kids with Autism

University of South Australia

First-line health professionals must vastly improve their communication and engagement with parents if they are to help address the growing prevalence of autism among children, say researchers from the University of South Australia.

Channels: All Journal News, Autism, Behavioral Science, Children's Health, Family and Parenting,

Released:
20-Oct-2019 1:00 AM EDT
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Deaf Infants’ Gaze Behavior More Advanced Than That of Hearing Infants

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult’s gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Cognition and Learning, Family and Parenting, Hearing,

Released:
16-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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