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Poverty Negatively Impacts Structural Wiring in Children's Brains, Study Indicates

A study reveals that household and community poverty may influence brain health in children. Childhood obesity and lower cognitive function may explain, at least partially, poverty's influence on the ...

High-Quality Child Care Contributes to Later Success in Science, Math

儿童接受高质量的儿童保健英航bies, toddlers and preschoolers do better in science, technology, engineering and math through high school, and that link is stronger among children from low-income backgrounds, according to new ...

Conflict in Marriage Less Harmful for Kids When Dad Keeps It Constructive

Conflict is unavoidable in all marriages. When it erupts in families with children, stressed or angry parents may take their pain out on the kids, projecting their anger or withdrawing emotionally or physically. In the worst cases, children's socioemotional development can suffer. But the way ...

Male Babies 'Talk' More in the First Year Than Female Babies Do

年轻的婴儿使许多尖叫,类似元音的声音,growls, and short word-like sounds such as 'ba' or 'aga.' Those precursors to speech or 'protophones' are later replaced with early words and, eventually, whole phrases and sentences. While some infants are naturally more 'talkative' than others, a ...

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Preterm Babies Do Not Habituate to Repeated Pain

Preterm infants do not get used to repeated pain in the way that full-term infants, children and adults do habituate to pain, finds a new ...

How Moms and Dads View Each Other as Co-Parents Affects Kids

How mothers and fathers see each other as co-parents of their children plays a key role in how well-adjusted their kids become, a new study ...

'All Work, No Independent Play' Cause of Children's Declining Mental Health

A new study suggests the rise in mental health disorders in children and teens is attributed to a decline over decades in opportunities for them to play, roam and engage in activities independent of ...

How Moms Are Taking the Lead in Shaping Children's Education

A new global study, which takes a gender-sensitive approach, has found that a mother's educational status plays an increasingly important role in shaping their children's educational ...

Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods May Offer Clues to Improving Education and Wellbeing in Developed Countries

Hunter-gatherers can help us understand the conditions that children may be psychologically adapted to because we lived as hunter-gatherers for 95% of our evolutionary history. And paying greater ...

Pregnant Patients With Anxiety Have Altered Immune Systems

The immune system of pregnant women with anxiety is biologically different from that of pregnant women without anxiety, according to new ...

Small Differences in Mom's Behavior May Show Up in Child's Epigenome

Adding evidence to the importance of early development, a new study links neutral maternal behavior toward infants with an epigenetic change in children related to stress response. Epigenetics are ...

Protective Parenting May Help Your Kids Avoid Health Problems as Adults

Being a protective parent could set your kids up for a healthier life as an adult, according to new research. The study found that growing up in places where gunshots are common and heat and ...

The Far-Reaching Consequences of Child Abuse

Adverse childhood experiences in mothers can affect their children's mental and physical health, as researchers report. The study found that maltreatment during a mother's childhood is ...

母亲的饮酒前之前和期间gnancy Is Linked to Changes in Children's Face Shapes

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to discover a link between alterations in the shape of children's faces and the amount of alcohol their mothers drank, before and during pregnancy. ...

Brain-Wave Data and Hearing Test May Help Diagnosis Autism Earlier

Brain-wave data collected during a hearing test routinely given to newborns could help clinicians spot neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism in early infancy, according to a new ...


Daily, Consistent Parental Reading in the First Year of Life Improves Infants' Language Scores

Daily reading improved language development in infants 12 months and younger, according to a recent ...

Disrupted Flow of Brain Fluid May Underlie Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Researchers have discovered, in rodents, that fluid that circulates through the brain flows to areas critical for normal brain development and function, suggesting that disruptions to its circulation ...

Babies Remember Faces Despite Face Masks, Study Suggests

Babies learn from looking at human faces, leading many parents and childhood experts to worry about possible developmental harm from widespread face-masking during the pandemic. A new study allays ...

Racial Disparities in Childhood Adversity Linked to Brain Structural Differences in U.S. Children

A new study used MRI and survey data to identify structural differences in regions of the brain linked to threat processing in 9- and 10-year-olds that the researchers linked to disparities in ...

Can a Computer Teach Babies to Count?

A recent study of 81 babies between 14 and 19 months old found the same outcome: When these babies watched a video where they were shown pictures of toy cars and toy pigs and listened to someone ...

New Collection of Human Brain Atlases That Chart Postnatal Development

Scientists have created a new collection of month-by-month infant brain atlas (IBA) that capture fine details of the early developing brain across both space and ...

Separation Leads to Significant but Temporary Gender Differences in Parent-Child Time

Separation leads to a significant but temporary increase in gender inequalities in parent-child time, according to new ...

Falling Birth Rate in US Not Due to Less Desire to Have Children

While some people are concerned about America's falling birth rate, a new study suggests young people don't need to be convinced to have more children. In fact, young Americans haven't ...

Generous Parental Leave Is Protective Against Poorer Mental Health

Being on parental leave is protective against poorer mental health particularly among mothers, with evidence of this beneficial effect continuing in later life, according to a systematic ...

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