Category Archives: Science Daily


Jun

04

2018
Asthma and flu: a double whammy

Asthma and flu: a double whammy

Vaccinating asthmatic pre-schoolers against influenza would dramatically reduce their risk of being hospitalized after an attack.


May

24

2018
The secret to honing kids’ language and literacy

The secret to honing kids’ language and literacy

Researchers found that a child’s ability to self-regulate is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills develop leading to better skills in the long run.


May

14

2018
Parents say intense gun violence in PG-13 movies appropriate for teens 15 and older

Parents say intense gun violence in PG-13 movies appropriate for teens 15 and older

Parents are more willing to let their children see PG-13 movies with intense gun violence when the violence appears to be ‘justified’ than when it has no socially redeeming purpose, a study finds. But even when the violence in PG-13 movies appears justified, parents think it is more appropriate for teens at least 15 years old, two years older than the PG-13 rating suggests.


May

10

2018
Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior, study finds

Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior, study finds

Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.



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