Feb

17

2017
Mothers and infants connect through song

Mothers and infants connect through song

As one of the first records of human music, infant-directed singing permeates cultural boundaries and parenting traditions. Unlike other forms of caregiving, the act of mothers singing to infants is a universal behavior that seemingly withstands the test of time. On the surface, the exchange between mother and child may seem standard, but to Shannon de l’Etoile, professor of Music Therapy and associate dean of…

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Feb

16

2017
More extremely preterm babies survive, live without neurological impairment

More extremely preterm babies survive, live without neurological impairment

Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks — only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study led by Duke Health and appearing Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of Medicine, those rates are showing small but measurable improvement. Compared to extremely preterm babies born a decade earlier, the study found a larger…

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Feb

16

2017
Brain differences in ADHD

Brain differences in ADHD

Largest imaging study of ADHD to date identifies differences in five regions of the brain, with greatest differences seen in children rather than adults. Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is associated with the delayed development of five brain regions and should be considered a brain disorder, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The study is the largest to look at the brain volumes…

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Feb

16

2017

Nanny on a Mission

By JULIE SATOW February 16, 2017 Sue Downey was standing before a packed room in Midtown recently, extolling the benefits of cotton balls. “The most fun you will ever have with a 7-year-old is a cotton ball, a straw and a wood floor,” she said, telling the 90 nannies in the audience to use the straw to blow the ball from one end of the room to…

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Feb

16

2017
A Bit More Vitamin D Might Reduce Winter Colds And Flu

A Bit More Vitamin D Might Reduce Winter Colds And Flu

Enlarge this image The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine recommends that most adults get about 600 International Units of of Vitamin D per day, increasing that dose to 800 IUs per day if you’re 70 or older. essgee51/Flickr hide caption toggle caption essgee51/Flickr It’s long been known that Vitamin D helps protect our bones, but the question of whether taking Vitamin D supplements…

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Feb

15

2017
Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Of Nodding Syndrome

Scientists May Have Solved The Mystery Of Nodding Syndrome

Enlarge this image A child with nodding syndrome waits for treatment at an outreach site in Uganda’s Pader district. Matthew Kielty for NPR hide caption toggle caption Matthew Kielty for NPR Scientists may have solved the mystery of nodding syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that has disabled thousands of children in East Africa. The syndrome seems to be caused by the immune system’s response…

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Feb

15

2017
MRIs predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers

MRIs predict which high-risk babies will develop autism as toddlers

Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in infants with older siblings with autism, researchers from around the country were able to correctly predict 80 percent of those infants who would later meet criteria for autism at two years of age. The study, published in Nature, is the first to show it is possible to identify which infants — among those with older siblings with autism —…

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Feb

15

2017
When does a man say ‘I’m the father’?

When does a man say ‘I’m the father’?

American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if the baby is a boy, says Kermyt Anderson of the University of Oklahoma in the US, after scrutinizing data from 5.4 million births in a study published in Springer’s journal Human…

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Feb

15

2017
Depression symptoms among men when their partners are pregnant

Depression symptoms among men when their partners are pregnant

Men who were stressed or in poor health had elevated depression symptoms when their partners were pregnant and nine months after the birth of their child, according to the results of a study of expectant and new fathers in New Zealand published online by JAMA Psychiatry. The research by Lisa Underwood, Ph.D., of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and coauthors follows up on their…

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Feb

14

2017
Scientific Panel Says Editing Heritable Human Genes Could Be OK In The Future

Scientific Panel Says Editing Heritable Human Genes Could Be OK In The Future

Enlarge this image Editing human genes that would be passed on for generations could make sense if the diseases are serious and the right safeguards are in places, a scientific panel says. Claude Edelmann/Science Source hide caption toggle caption Claude Edelmann/Science Source Scientists could be allowed to make modifications in human DNA that can be passed down through subsequent generations, the National Academy of Sciences…

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