A study suggest that the risk of a child developing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be modulated by the mother’s diet during pregnancy. The research analyzed samples of umbilical cord plasma to quantify the levels of omega-6 and omega-3 that reach the fetus. The analysis showed a higher omega-6:omega-3 ratio to be associated with a higher risk of ADHD symptoms at seven…
Learning one’s native language may seem effortless. But new research suggests that language acquisition between birth and 18 is a remarkable feat of cognition, rather than something humans are just hardwired to do.
A new, 12-year longitudinal study, which monitored 6,830 children from early childhood into adolescence, has shown that consistent treatment with MPH-based medications during childhood increases the risk of antidepressant use during adolescence. The study is the first of its kind to examine the connection between children diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed MPH between the ages of six and eight, and future dispensed prescriptions of antidepressants.
Parents may often feel like they are not ‘on the same wavelength’ as their kids. But it turns out that, at least for babies, their brainwaves literally sync with their moms when they are learning from them. In a new study, researchers found that how well babies’ neural activity syncs with their moms’ predicts how well they learn social cues about new toys.
As FDA approval of the first postpartum depression drug hits the news, study looks at how infant fussiness and a baby’s level of prematurity may influence the severity of maternal depressive symptoms.
Traditional print books may have an edge over e-books when it comes to quality time shared between parents and their children, a new study suggests.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) are syndromes that share many medical similarities but whose physiological causes are poorly understood. An opinion article publishing March 21 in the journal Trends in Neurosciences suggests that the inability for an individual to wake up when their CO2 blood levels rise, likely due to a faulty neural reflex, may be a shared…
A new study says consistently eating breakfast as a family might promote positive body image for children and adolescents.
Through simple games and day-to-day tasks, parents can help their children learn self-regulation, a skill considered essential for success, a new study has found.
A new study indicates that complications during birth may increase the risk that children will develop social anxiety by their pre-teen years.