Several measures of poor sleep quality were associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in children, according to new data.
Parental provision of alcohol to teenagers does not reduce risks, compared to no supply, Australian study finds
There is no evidence to support the practice of parents providing alcohol to their teenagers to protect them from alcohol-related risks during early adolescence, according to a prospective cohort study in Australia.
Stem cell researchers have reversed Prader-Willi syndrome in brain cells growing in the lab. The discovery provides clues that could lead to a treatment for Prader-Willi, a genetic disorder that silences genes necessary for normal brain function. Prader-Willi occurs in about one out of every 15,000 births, and is the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity.
Amid a steady rise in the number of children diagnosed with ADHD, debate is brewing whether the condition may be a sleep disorder.
Infants recognize that speech in a language not their own is used for communication, finds a new psychology study. The results offer new insights into how language is processed at a young age.
Each year many deaf children get a cochlear implant to connect to the world of sounds. So far, it was not clear which processes take place in these children when they start to learn language – and why they differ in the level of language they achieve. Now, researchers have found that deaf children with a cochlear implant learn words even faster than those with…
Parents’ major concerns about child organ donation often included misunderstandings about medical care, potential suffering and cost.
Researchers are one step closer to understanding how infants become securely attached to their parents. Researchers have shown how parents’ level of sensitivity is an important predictor of infant-parent attachment, but also the degree to which they are attuned to their baby’s thoughts and feelings. This ability, known as mentalization, plays a crucial role in predicting infant-parent attachment.
Want to help your teenagers become successful adults? Get them involved in civic activities – voting, volunteering and activism.
Babies are adept at getting what they need — including an education. New research shows that babies organize mothers’ verbal responses, which promotes more effective language instruction, and infant babbling is the key.