Category Archives: Science Daily


Feb

21

2018
Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years

Securing a child’s future needs to start during parents’ teen years

The article in the latest edition of Nature argues that tackling health problems including obesity, mental health, poor nutrition and substance abuse in young people before they become parents is essential for the best possible start to life for their future children. Researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne said that taking action once a woman knows she is…

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Feb

20

2018
Countries investing in well-being allocate resources to child and adolescent psychiatry

Countries investing in well-being allocate resources to child and adolescent psychiatry

A new research report shows that a high ranking in the Human Development Index is connected with the availability of mental health services. In a comparison between 17 European and Asian countries, Norway, Switzerland and Finland had the highest ratio of child and adolescent psychiatrists. The report was compiled by the Eurasian Child & Adolescent Mental Health Study (EACMHS) network established by the Research Centre…

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Feb

20

2018
Postnatal depression has life-long impact on mother-child relations

Postnatal depression has life-long impact on mother-child relations

Postnatal depression (PND) is well-known to have an adverse effect on mothers’ relationships with their children. This has a subsequent impact on child development from early infancy to adolescence and influences emotional, cognitive, and physical development in children. Now, research led by Dr Sarah Myers and overseen by Dr Sarah Johns in the School of Anthropology and Conservation has found that PND continues to impact…

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Feb

20

2018
Younger and older siblings contribute positively to each other’s developing empathy

Younger and older siblings contribute positively to each other’s developing empathy

Older siblings play an important role in the lives of their younger siblings. Like parents, older brothers and sisters act as role models and teachers, helping their younger siblings learn about the world. This positive influence is thought to extend to younger siblings’ capacity to feel care and sympathy for those in need: Children whose older siblings are kind, warm, and supportive are more empathic…

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Feb

16

2018
Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring

Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring

New research in mice has found that a father’s stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father’s sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.


Feb

15

2018
Hearing loss is common after infant heart surgery

Hearing loss is common after infant heart surgery

Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a cohort of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21 percent, a rate 20 times higher than is found in the general population. This underscores the importance of early hearing evaluations in…

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