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Published How parents can help prevent the development of ADHD symptoms (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Parents of young children with an excitable or exuberant temperament could adapt their parenting style to help moderate their child's potential development of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.
Published Stress influences brain and psyche via immune system (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Chronic stress affects the immune system and the brain. Researchers now show that a particular enzyme found in cells of the immune system enters the brain under stress. In mice, it causes them to withdraw and avoid social contact. This newly discovered connection between body and mind in stress-related mental illnesses could lead to new treatments for depression.
Published Early drawing and building skills linked to enhanced education and behavior in children (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fine motor skills in young children are linked to better GCSE scores and fewer behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence, according to a new study.
Published When a stressful situation is perceived as a threat, health and wellbeing suffer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
People experience more health and wellbeing issues when they feel overwhelmed by stressful situations rather than seeing them as a challenge, a new study finds.
Published Researchers discover a new role for a protein that helps form memories (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers discovered a new function for a common protein in the brain -- a development that sheds new light on the mysteries of the mind and holds promising implications for the treatment of memory loss and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Published Navigating the 'big little leap' to kindergarten (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
No matter how well children are prepared for kindergarten, their transition to the classroom during the first few months plays a key role in their success, a new study suggests.
Published Relationships with caring adults provide a buffer against depression, anxiety, regardless of adverse childhood experiences (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study sought to identify factors that would bolster resilience for marginalized and minoritized youth, using data from the Boricua Youth Study, a longitudinal study following three generations of families over 20 years in both Puerto Rico and the South Bronx, New York.
Published Psychotherapy effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder following multiple traumatic events, meta-study finds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Psychotherapy is an effective treatment for adults with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following exposure to multiple traumatic events. This is shown by a meta-study by an international research team.
Published Stress, via inflammation, is linked to metabolic syndrome (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study has found that stress, through its propensity to drive up inflammation in the body, is linked to metabolic syndrome -- leading researchers to suggest that cheap and relatively easy stress-management techniques may be one way to help improve biological health outcomes.
Published Seizures identified as potential cause of sudden unexplained death in children (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In a study designed to better understand sudden, unexpected deaths in young children, which usually occur during sleep, researchers have identified brief seizures, accompanied by muscle convulsions, as a potential cause.
Published Enlarged spaces in infant brains linked to higher risk of autism, sleep problems (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found that enlarged perivascular spaces in the brains of babies, caused by an accumulation of excess cerebrospinal fluid, have a 2.2 times greater chance of developing autism later in life.
Published Parents' top resolutions: More patience, less time on phones (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Among many parents' top resolutions for the New Year: More patience, less time on phones, better consistency with discipline and healthier family habits.
Published Mothers and children have their birthday in the same month more often than you'd think -- and here's why (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Do you celebrate your birthday in the same month as your mum? If so, you are not alone. The phenomenon occurs more commonly than expected -- a new study of millions of families has revealed.
Published Breastfeeding alters infant gut in ways that boost brain development, may improve test scores (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Breastfeeding, even partially alongside formula feeding, changes the chemical makeup -- or metabolome -- of an infant's gut in ways that positively influence brain development and may boost test scores years later, suggests new research.
Published Mothers need more 'exclusive breastfeeding' support (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is proven to protect both mother and child health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 2015 and 2021, 48% of mothers exclusively breastfed, meaning that their babies were not given any other food or liquids. However, this figure is based on data collected from surveys which report what a child was given in the previous 24 hours. A research team has found that this '24-hour recall' method overestimates exclusive breastfeeding by about six times compared to a 'since-birth recall' method.
Published Discrimination during pregnancy may alter circuits in infants' brains (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Racial discrimination and bias are painful realities and increasingly recognized as detrimental to the health of adults and children. These stressful experiences also appear to be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy, altering the strength of infants' brain circuits, according to a new study.
Published Children born moderately early are at an increased risk of developmental disorders (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Children born between 32 and 38 weeks' gestation are more likely to have developmental disorders -- such as language delay, cognitive impairment, ADHD and Cerebral palsy -- compared with children born at full term, according to a major new study.
Published Adversity accelerates epigenetic aging in children with developmental delays, but positive parenting can reverse course (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Research has shown that children who experience adversity during their early years may undergo faster biological aging. Nonetheless, a recent study reveals that positive parenting interventions can potentially shield children from this consequence, helping slow the epigenetic aging process.
Published Why reading nursery rhymes and singing to babies may help them to learn language (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Phonetic information -- the smallest sound elements of speech -- may not be the basis of language learning in babies as previously thought. Babies don't begin to process phonetic information reliably until seven months old -- which researchers say is too late to form the foundation of language. Instead, babies learn from rhythmic information -- the changing emphasis of syllables in speech -- which unlike phonetic information, can be heard in the womb.
Published How pre- and postnatal B-12 vitamins improve breast milk vitamin B-12 levels, which supports infant brain development (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
According to a new study B-12 vitamins increase the presence of the micronutrient in mothers' breast milk, which is especially helpful in countries where it can be difficult to eat what is needed for the body to produce B-12 naturally.