Category Archives: Science Daily


Nov

09

2017
New strategies for reducing achievement gap

New strategies for reducing achievement gap

Successful implementation of preschool to third grade programs yields benefits in increasing school readiness, improving attendance, and strengthening parental involvement in school education — strategies that can close the achievement gap for children at risk, according to a new study.


Nov

06

2017
Depressed fathers risk not getting help

Depressed fathers risk not getting help

Postnatal depression among new mothers is a well-known phenomenon. Knowledge about depression in new fathers, however, is more limited. A new study shows that depression among new fathers may be more common than previously believed. There is also a major risk that it remains undetected using today’s screening instruments, and that fathers do not receive the help they need.


Nov

03

2017
Probability calculations: even babies can master it

Probability calculations: even babies can master it

One important feature of the brain is its ability to make generalizations based on sparse data. By learning regularities in our environment it can manage to guide our actions. As adults, we have therefore a vague understanding of which events are likely to happen. So far, it was unclear when we begin to estimate likelihood. Scientists have now shown that even six-month-old babies can probability.


Nov

02

2017
Lack of oxygen, not blood flow, delays brain maturation in preterm infants

Lack of oxygen, not blood flow, delays brain maturation in preterm infants

Previously, it was believed that lack of blood flow was causing preterm brain cells to die. Instead, these critically important cells simply fail to develop normally, report investigators. This finding creates an opportunity to determine ways to restore oxygen loss and potentially reduce life-long impacts of preterm survivors.


Nov

02

2017
Mindfulness may help mothers cope with stress when their babies have a heart condition

Mindfulness may help mothers cope with stress when their babies have a heart condition

Mindfulness may offer an active coping mechanism for mothers faced with the stress of having a newborn diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD). Mindfulness, which aims to increase a person’s awareness and acceptance of daily experiences, is currently used in a variety of healthcare settings as a potentially effective skill for stress reduction, emotion, affect and attention regulation.


Nov

02

2017
Family favoritism: Younger siblings impacted more

Family favoritism: Younger siblings impacted more

A new study shows if a younger sibling feels like they’re the favorite and their parents agree, their relationship is strengthened. With older siblings, whether they feel favored or not, it has no major effect on the relationship.



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