Jul

18

2018
Autism risk determined by health of mom’s gut

Autism risk determined by health of mom’s gut

The mother’s microbiome, the collection of microscopic organisms that live inside us, determines the risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders in her offspring, new research shows. The work raises the possibility we could prevent autism by altering expectant moms’ diets.


Jul

18

2018
Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Empowering Kids In An Anxious World

Teen depression and anxiety rates have been rising for years, and two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers. (Image credit: Angie Wang for NPR)


Jul

17

2018
More Screen Time For Teens May Fuel ADHD Symptoms

More Screen Time For Teens May Fuel ADHD Symptoms

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD. (Image credit: Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)


Jul

17

2018
Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids

Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the study finds.



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