Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

02

2019
Paradoxical outcomes for Zika-exposed tots

Paradoxical outcomes for Zika-exposed tots

Forty-five percent of Zika-exposed infants who had abnormalities at birth had normal test results in the second or third year of life. By contrast, 25% who had normal assessments at birth had below average developmental testing or abnormalities in hearing or vision by age 32 months.


Aug

01

2019
How little we know: Experts document the lack of research on youth firearm injury

How little we know: Experts document the lack of research on youth firearm injury

A national team has just published the largest-ever examination of the state of research on all aspects of youth firearm injury – whether intentional, unintentional or self-inflicted. The bottom-line conclusion: Far more research, and better research, is needed on children, teens and the prevention and aftermath of firearm injuries and deaths. If translated into action, such new knowledge could help reduce death and injury rates,…

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Jul

29

2019
The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

Even 3- to 5-year-olds know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words. Researchers found that when children encounter new nouns, they use what they know about these objects to help them figure out what these words mean, a type of sophisticated reasoning thought to develop much later.


Jul

25

2019
Scientists find clue to ‘maternal instinct’

Scientists find clue to ‘maternal instinct’

Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone and is important in the regulation of social and maternal behavior. The oxytocin system in the brain may be key to new treatments for many mental health disorders including postpartum depression. A biologist has discovered a group of cells that are activated by oxytocin in one area of female mouse brains that are not present in the…

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Jul

25

2019
Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions

Preschool teachers ask children too many simple questions

When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. But a new study that involved observing teachers during class story times found that they asked few questions — and those that they did ask were usually too simple.


Jul

24

2019
Screen time no child’s play

Screen time no child’s play

Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under 2.



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