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Published Could we assess autism in children with a simple eye reflex test? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists may have discovered a new way to test for autism by measuring how children's eyes move when they turn their heads.
Published Teens benefit from 'forest bathing' -- even in cities (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Youth mental health in urban environments is significantly better when more nature is incorporated into city design. A new study suggests that forest bathing, the simple method of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature around you while breathing deeply, can help youth de-stress and boost health and well-being.
Published New study links placental oxygen levels to fetal brain development (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study shows oxygenation levels in the placenta, formed during the last three months of fetal development, are an important predictor of cortical growth (development of the outermost layer of the brain or cerebral cortex) and is likely a predictor of childhood cognition and behavior.
Published Learning and memory problems in down syndrome linked to alterations in genome's 'dark matter' (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The activity of Snhg11, a gene found in the 'dark matter' of the genome, is critical for the function and formation of neurons in the hippocampus, specifically in an area critical for learning and memory. Researchers have discovered the gene is less active in brains with three copies of chromosome 21, which causes Down syndrome, potentially contributing to the condition's intellectual disabilities. The researchers plan on carrying out further research to discover the exact mechanisms of action involved, information that could open potential avenues for new therapeutic interventions.
Published Intervention reduces likelihood of developing postpartum anxiety and depression by more than 70% (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Results from a large clinical trial show that an intervention for anxiety provided to pregnant women living in Pakistan significantly reduced the likelihood of the women developing moderate-to-severe anxiety, depression, or both six weeks after birth.
Published Can they hear you now? Kids increasingly exposed to noise health risks via earbuds and headphones (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
While it's not surprising to spot teens wearing headphones and earbuds, it's also becoming a widespread trend among younger children, a national poll suggests.
Published Poison center calls for 'magic mushrooms' spiked after decriminalization, study finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Calls to U.S. poison centers involving psilocybin, or 'magic mushrooms,' among adolescents and young adults rose sharply after several U.S. cities and states began decriminalizing the hallucinogen, researchers have found.
Published School focus on grades, test scores linked to violence against teachers (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Violence against teachers is likely to be higher in schools that focus on grades and test scores than in schools that emphasize student learning, a new study has found.
Published How children's birthdays help show the best month for flu shots (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
First large-scale analysis of optimal timing for flu shots finds October is the best month for children to get vaccinated against influenza. Study of 800,000 pediatrician visits leverages links between children's birth month, annual physical schedule, and vaccination timing.
Published Detecting pathogens faster and more accurately by melting DNA (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new analysis method can detect pathogens in blood samples faster and more accurately than blood cultures, which are the current state of the art for infection diagnosis. The new method, called digital DNA melting analysis, can produce results in under six hours, whereas culture typically requires 15 hours to several days, depending on the pathogen.
Published Avid appetite in childhood linked to later eating disorder symptoms (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The study looked at survey data from 3,670 young people in the UK and the Netherlands to investigate how appetite traits in early childhood might relate to the likelihood of developing eating disorder symptoms up to 10 years later. The researchers found that a particularly high food responsiveness, defined as the urge to eat when you see, smell or taste palatable food, at the ages of four and five was linked to a higher likelihood of reporting a range of eating disorder symptoms at ages 12 to 14.
Published Stress during pregnancy can lead to early maturation of first-born daughters (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found a correlation between early signs of adrenal puberty in first-born daughters and their mothers' having experienced high levels of prenatal stress. They did not find the same result in boys or daughters who were not first-born.
Published Understanding the relationship between our sleep, body clock and mental health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Problems with our sleep and internal body clock can trigger or worsen a range of psychiatric disorders, according to a new review of recent research evidence. The review suggests gaining a better understanding of the relationship between sleep, circadian rhythms and mental health could unlock new holistic treatments to alleviate mental health problems.
Published School uniform policies linked to students getting less exercise, study finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
School uniforms could be restricting young people from being active, particularly primary school-aged girls, according to a new study. The study used data about the physical activity of more than a million five-to-17-year-olds in 135 countries. In countries where a majority of schools require students to wear uniforms, fewer young people are meeting the World Health Organization's recommendations for physical activity (60 minutes per day). Fewer girls are meeting the guidelines than boys -- with a standard gap of 7.6 percentage points between boys and girls.
Published Genetic cause of low birth weight among children conceived after fertility treatment (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A medical researcher has identified a genetic cause for the increased risk of low birth weight in babies born following assisted reproductive technologies such as IVF.
Published Adolescents with concussion may benefit from more activity earlier (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found that when it comes to concussion recovery, activity type matters. Researchers found that limiting screen time and returning to school early following a concussion may speed up recovery.
Published Predicting psychosis before it occurs (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The onset of psychosis can be predicted before it occurs, using a machine-learning tool which can classify MRI brain scans into those who are healthy and those at risk of a psychotic episode.
Published This common medication could save half a million children's lives each year. So why is it underprescribed? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Health care providers in developing countries know that oral rehydration salts (ORS) are a lifesaving and inexpensive treatment for diarrheal disease, a leading cause of death for children worldwide -- yet few prescribe it. A new study suggests that closing the knowledge gap between what treatments health care providers think patients want and what treatments patients really want could help save half a million lives a year and reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics.
Published Newly discovered genetic malfunction causes rare lung disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The absence of a single immune cell receptor has been linked to both fewer defenses against mycobacterial infections, such as TB, and damaging buildup of sticky residue in the lungs.
Published Researchers identify potential way to treat genetic epilepsy by replacing 'lost' enzyme (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have found a new treatment target for CDKL5 deficiency disorder (CDD), one of the most common types of genetic epilepsy.