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Childhood Disability Rates Highest Recorded, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Finds

PITTSBURGH – The percentage of children with disabilities due to neurodevelopmental or mental health conditions continues to rise, particularly among children ...

Kids' snacking tidbits from nutrition expert

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Snacks are traditionally smaller than meals but their presence in children’s diets may be significant, and parents should ...

Preparation Takes the Sting Out of Childhood Vaccinations

Shots hurt. But there’s a lot parents can do to ease kids’ pain and anxiety about vaccinations. ... Full story

Review of Clinical Treatment of Bronchiolitis in Infants Reveals Overreliance on One Test

(Boston) – An editorial published in this week’s JAMA highlights the importance of physicians using all available clinical assessment tools when considering how to treat patients. Written by Robert Vinci, MD, chief of pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and chair of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and Howard Bauchner, MD, editor-in-chief of JAMA, the editorial examines results of a study published in the same issue of the journal as an example of how doctors can often over-emphasize certain types of data. ... Full story

Children's drawings indicate later intelligence

How 4-year old children draw pictures of a child is an indicator of intelligence at age 14, according to a study by the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, published today in Psychological Science. ... Full story

Hand gestures improve learning in both signers and speakers

By Jann Ingmire - Spontaneous gesture can help children learn, whether they use a spoken language or sign language, according to a new report. ... Full story

IU study: Parents’ vaccine intentions influenced by how benefits are communicated

INDIANAPOLIS -- How do parents decide whether to vaccinate their child? In a study designed to formally look at the content of parent-targeted communications about the benefits of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella, Indiana University School of Medicine investigators report that the framing of these messages influences parents' intentions to immunize their children. ... Full story

ESRI/Trinity Research Shows Long-Term Economic Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Survivors

Using data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), researchers at the ESRI and Trinity find that male survivors of CSA are three times more likely to be out of the labour force due to sickness/disability compared to other men. ... Full story

Harvard University psychologists seek to unlock secrets of children's complex thinking

Study aims to uncover processes that help improve theoretical knowledge ... Full story

Wandering poses perilous situations for children with autism

USC researchers aim to help concerned families grappling with ‘elopement' ... Full story

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