Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

16

2018
First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link

First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link

A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the blood of pregnant women are linked to increased risk for autism in the offspring. The study is the first to connect an insecticide with risk for autism using maternal biomarkers of exposure.


Aug

14

2018
Eight and nine-year-olds experience poor body image as hormone levels rise

Eight and nine-year-olds experience poor body image as hormone levels rise

Children as young as eight are vulnerable to poor body image as hormone levels rise with the onset of puberty, a new study has found. The study based on data from more than 1,100 eight- to nine-year-olds indicates a need for strategies in schools and at home to help children maintain a positive body image prior to the onset of puberty.


Aug

12

2018
Rude to your coworker? Think of the children

Rude to your coworker? Think of the children

When people are rude to their coworkers or treat them badly, they probably don’t realize the unintended victims in that encounter could be the coworkers’ children. Women who experience incivility in the workplace are more likely to engage in stricter, more authoritarian parenting practices that can have a negative impact on their children.


Aug

01

2018
Women seeing baby animals have a reduced appetite for meat

Women seeing baby animals have a reduced appetite for meat

Images of baby animals reduces people’s appetite for meat say researchers, who found that the effect is much stronger for women than for men. The findings may reflect women’s greater emotional attunement towards babies and, by extension, their tendency to empathize more with baby animals. Also, meat is associated with masculinity and images of tough men who consume meat for muscle building protein, along with…

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Aug

01

2018
Individual training of parents is best for small children with ADHD

Individual training of parents is best for small children with ADHD

A major research project highlights that individual behavioral treatment and support for parents who have preschool children with ADHD is significantly better than what is currently routinely offered in Danish Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.


Aug

01

2018
Baby talk words build infants’ language skills

Baby talk words build infants’ language skills

The more baby talk words that infants are exposed to the quicker they grasp language, a study suggests. Assessments of nine-month-old children suggest that those who hear words such as bunny or choo-choo more frequently are faster at picking up new words between nine and 21 months.


Aug

01

2018
Can we predict the long-term outcome of boys with ADHD?

Can we predict the long-term outcome of boys with ADHD?

A new study reports on a group of boys diagnosed with ADHD in childhood (when they were, on average, 8 years old) and followed into adulthood (when they were in their early 40s). The goal was to examine whether boys’ characteristics in childhood and adolescence predicted their subsequent school performance, their work, and social adjustment.



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