Category Archives: Science Daily


Dec

16

2016
Zika-linked birth defects more extensive than previously thought, research finds

Zika-linked birth defects more extensive than previously thought, research finds

New UCLA-led research finds that Zika-linked abnormalities that occur in human fetuses are more extensive — and severe — than previously thought, with 46 percent of 125 pregnancies among Zika-infected women resulting in birth defects in newborns or ending in fetal death. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests that damage during fetal development from the mosquito-borne virus can occur throughout…

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Dec

15

2016
The secret to raising a smart shopper: Pick the right parenting style

The secret to raising a smart shopper: Pick the right parenting style

Have you ever wondered how to raise children who will become wise consumers once they are adults? It turns out that parents are the primary agents who will socialize their children — more than friends, other adults or organizations such as churches. To find out which parenting styles help children best learn skills and attitudes needed to be smart consumers, researchers analyzed data from 73…

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Dec

15

2016
Depressed children respond differently to rewards than other kids

Depressed children respond differently to rewards than other kids

For many children, December often is linked to presents and excitement, but when a young child doesn’t seem all that enthused about getting gifts, it could be a sign that something is wrong. Measuring brain waves, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that clinically depressed children don’t respond to rewards the same way as other children do. Previous research…

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Dec

15

2016
Infections during pregnancy have a negative impact upon maternal care, can trigger depression in child

Infections during pregnancy have a negative impact upon maternal care, can trigger depression in child

A viral infection in a pregnant woman not only affects her subsequent ability to provide maternal care but can also trigger depression in her offspring, which can then even extend into the next generation as a result of changes to genetic mechanisms in the brain. This is the central finding of a transgenerational study conducted at MedUni Vienna in collaboration with the Division of Neurophysiology…

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Dec

14

2016
Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences

Infants show apparent awareness of ethnic differences

Infants less than a year old, who have yet to learn language, appear to notice differences when looking at adult women of different ethnicities, a new study by UCLA psychologists shows. Researchers studied 40 Hispanic infants and 37 non-Hispanic white infants, all 11 months old. The researchers showed them the faces of 18 young women they did not know on a computer screen, two at…

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Dec

12

2016
Kangaroo mother care helps premature babies thrive 20 years later

Kangaroo mother care helps premature babies thrive 20 years later

Two decades after a group of Colombian parents were shown how to keep their perilously tiny babies warm and nourished through breastfeeding and continuous skin-to-skin contact, a new groundbreaking study finds that as young adults their children continue to benefit from having undergone the technique known as Kangaroo Mother Care. In young adulthood, they are less prone to aggressive, impulsive and hyperactive behaviour compared to…

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Dec

12

2016
Rural communities see steep increase in babies born with opioid withdrawal

Rural communities see steep increase in babies born with opioid withdrawal

The number of babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids grew substantially faster in rural communities than in cities, a new study suggests. Newborns exposed to opioids in the womb and who experience withdrawal symptoms after birth (known as neonatal abstinence syndrome) are more likely to have seizures, low birthweight, breathing, sleeping and feeding problems. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, highlights a dramatic…

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Dec

08

2016
Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable

Anxiety measure for children with autism proven reliable

A new method devised by a Drexel University professor to diagnose children on the spectrum for anxiety symptoms — which tend to be masked by symptoms of autism — was shown to be effective in a recent study. “Anxiety is considered an internalizing symptom, in that it is mostly felt by the person inside their bodies and minds and is not always obvious to others,”…

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Dec

07

2016
What comes before new-onset major depressive disorder in kids, teens?

What comes before new-onset major depressive disorder in kids, teens?

Early-onset major depressive disorder (MDD) is common in individuals with a family risk of depression. So what signs or symptoms might precede that initial onset of MDD during adolescence among a high-risk group of children with depressed parents? A new article published online by JAMA Psychiatry by Frances Rice, Ph.D., of Cardiff University, Wales, and coauthors examined data from a study that began with 337…

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