Category Archives: Science Daily


Apr

26

2017
How do babies coordinate gestures, vocalization?

How do babies coordinate gestures, vocalization?

Asier Romero-Andonegi, Aintzane Etxebarria-Lejarreta, Ainara Romero-Andonegi and Irati de Pablo-Delgado, lecturers and researchers at the UPV/EHU’s University College of Teacher Training in Bilbao, have studied how 9 to 13-month-old babies tackle the shift from early babbling to the use of combinations of gestures and speech. The work “The interrelation of gestures and vocalization in early communication functions: Evidence from Basque language” has been published in…

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Apr

25

2017
Clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease

Clinical trials offer fresh hope for kids with rare brain disease

Anna Gunby can’t run around as smoothly as most 4-year-olds because her wobbly legs are affected by a rare brain disease that also hinders her intellect. She can’t identify colors. She can’t count objects. Her attention span is short. “But there’s definitely hope,” said Anna’s mother, Courtney Gunby. “Maybe one day she’ll be able to live on her own, operate a vehicle or go swimming…

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Apr

24

2017
Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU

Facing nightmare scenarios before discharge lifts confidence of parents of babies in NICU

Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by first-time parents, one that is felt even more so among parents of newborns being treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). But the key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, according to new research led by University at Buffalo nursing researcher Deborah Raines. The study, published in the…

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Apr

24

2017
Financial strain tied to low-birth-weight babies

Financial strain tied to low-birth-weight babies

A financially strapped pregnant woman’s worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study suggests.


Apr

21

2017
New survey: Snapchat and Instagram are most popular social media platforms among American teens

New survey: Snapchat and Instagram are most popular social media platforms among American teens

A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The study by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research also found that while almost all teens — 91 percent — use the regular text messaging tool on their mobile phones, 40 percent of…

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Apr

19

2017
Strong link between fast-food ads and consumption among pre-schoolers

Strong link between fast-food ads and consumption among pre-schoolers

Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent Dartmouth-led study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the greatest exposure to food advertising in the US for children aged 2-11 years comes from fast-food restaurant chains. In 2009, the fast-food industry spent more…

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Apr

19

2017
More than recess: How playing on the swings helps kids learn to cooperate

More than recess: How playing on the swings helps kids learn to cooperate

A favorite childhood pastime — swinging on the playground swing set — also may be teaching kids how to get along. The measured, synchronous movement of children on the swings can encourage preschoolers to cooperate on subsequent activities, University of Washington researchers have found. A study by the UW’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows the potential of synchronized movement in helping young…

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Apr

18

2017
Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase autism, ADHD risk in kids

Antidepressant use in early pregnancy does not increase autism, ADHD risk in kids

A study led by Indiana University suggests that mothers’ use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conditions previously associated with these medications. The research, reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found significant evidence for only a slight increase in risk for premature birth in the infants of…

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Apr

13

2017
Crooked bite may indicate early life stress

Crooked bite may indicate early life stress

Research has repeatedly confirmed that the first 1,000 days after conception strongly influence a person’s life expectancy and susceptibility to chronic diseases. The primary marker used to identify early life stress is low birth weight, which can, for instance, indicate poor nutrition of the mother during pregnancy. But low birth weight is a marker only until birth, about 280 days — far short of a…

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