Category Archives: Science Daily


Apr

05

2018
Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids’ bad moods are serious or not

Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids’ bad moods are serious or not

Family medicine doctors and pediatricians are less confident than psychiatrists in their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues in children and adolescents, according to researchers. Primary care providers and pediatricians were also more likely to prescribe medications when they thought there was a problem, while psychiatrists were more likely to start with behavioral therapy.


Apr

04

2018
Fragile X imaging study reveals differences in infant brains

Fragile X imaging study reveals differences in infant brains

For the first time, researchers have used MRIs to show that babies with the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome had less-developed white matter compared to infants that did not develop the condition. Imaging various sections of white matter from different angles can help researchers focus on the underlying brain circuitry important for proper neuron communication.


Apr

03

2018
Apps to keep children safe online may be counterproductive

Apps to keep children safe online may be counterproductive

Mobile apps designed to help parents keep their children safe from online predators may actually be counterproductive, harming the trust between a parent and child and reducing the child’s ability to respond to online threats, conclude two new studies.


Mar

27

2018
From lullabies to live concerts: How music and rhythm shape our social brains

From lullabies to live concerts: How music and rhythm shape our social brains

A universal sign of motherhood is the lullaby. The world over, mothers sing to their babies, whether Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, their favorite song from the radio, or even random notes. This universality makes the simple lullaby a great window into the human mind. In a new study, cognitive neuroscientists found that lullabies soothe both moms and babies simultaneously, while playsongs increase babies’ attention and…

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Mar

26

2018
Younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD have reduced brain size

Younger aged children with symptoms of ADHD have reduced brain size

Children as young as four years old with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showed reduced brain volumes in regions essential for behavioral control, according to a new study. The research represents the first comprehensive examination of cortical brain volume in preschool children with ADHD and provides an indication that anomalous brain structure is evident in the early stages of development.



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