Jan

04

2017
Preterm infants fare well in early language development

Preterm infants fare well in early language development

Preterm babies perform as well as their full-term counterparts in a developmental task linking language and cognition, a new study from Northwestern University has found. The study, the first of its kind with preterm infants, tests the relative contributions of infants’ experience and maturational status. Northwestern researchers compared healthy preterm and full-term infants at the same maturational age, or age since conception. The results show…

Read More


Jan

04

2017
Corporal punishment viewed as more acceptable and effective when referred to as spanking

Corporal punishment viewed as more acceptable and effective when referred to as spanking

Parents and nonparents alike feel better about corporal punishment when it’s called ‘spanking’ rather than ‘hitting’ or ‘beating,’ according to a new study by researchers at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Study participants judged identical acts of a child’s misbehavior and the corporal punishment that followed it, but rated the discipline as better or worse simply depending on the verb used to describe it. Discipline acts…

Read More


Jan

03

2017
Learning German In The Name Of Science And Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Learning German In The Name Of Science And Cross-Cultural Collaboration

Enlarge this image Having volunteers who are learning German answer questions about grammar and semantics of the language while inside an MRI machine might show particular patterns in brain changes, researchers say. They hope their study could offer clues to how the brain best learns a second language. selimaksan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption selimaksan/Getty Images Two researchers in Germany are trying to determine the…

Read More


Jan

03

2017
Understanding the causes of neurological abnormalities that result from premature birth

Understanding the causes of neurological abnormalities that result from premature birth

In the February issue of the American Journal of Pathology, new research from the University of Chicago shows motor abnormalities frequently associated with low birth weight babies could originate due to peripheral nerve defects. “There has been a lot of focus on the central nervous system and we know that these infants do not myelinate the brain well, meaning they don’t produce the multi-layer membrane…

Read More


Jan

03

2017
Childhood poverty can rob adults of psychological health

Childhood poverty can rob adults of psychological health

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. Now add poor psychological health to the list, a Cornell University researcher says. A sweeping new study, conducted by following participants over a 15-year period, is the first to show that childhood poverty can cause significant psychological damage in adulthood. Impoverished children in…

Read More


Jan

03

2017
Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability

Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability

Parents’ Presence When TV Viewing with Child Affects Learning Ability The study conducted in the College of Media & Communication shows an increased physiological change in children when parents view programs with them as opposed to being in a separate room. Parenting today, for many, has become nothing more than sitting a child in front of a television or handing them a device that plays…

Read More


Jan

03

2017
Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts children’s neural basis of empathy

Maternal depression across the first years of life impacts children’s neural basis of empathy

Exposure to early and chronic maternal depression markedly increases a child’s susceptibility to psychopathology and social-emotional problems, including social withdrawal, poor emotion regulation, and reduced empathy to others. Since 15-18% of women in industrial societies and up to 30% in developing countries suffer from maternal depression, it is of clinical and public health concern to understand the effects of maternal depression on children’s development. A…

Read More


Jan

03

2017
Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

Child Care Scarcity Has Very Real Consequences For Working Families

Enlarge this image Chelsea Beck/NPR One of the most stressful questions a new parent confronts is, “Who’s going to take care of my baby when I go back to work?” Figuring out the answer to that question is often not easy. When NPR, along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, surveyed more than 1,000 parents nationwide…

Read More



Page 5 of 1,113« First...34567...102030...Last »