Category Archives: Science Daily


Sep

16

2019

3 in 5 parents say their teen has been in a car with a distracted teen driver

It’s a highly anticipated rite of passage for many high schoolers — finally getting to drive your friends around. But having teens who carpool with peers can be a nerve-wracking experience for many parents, with more than half in a new national poll saying their child has probably been in an unsafe situation as a passenger with a teen driver. Parents’ top safety concerns include…

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Aug

19

2019

Parent-targeted interventions in primary care improve parent-teen communication on alcohol and sex

New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may serve as an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and health outcomes. Researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia published the study today in JAMA Network Open. “Community, school and home-based interventions involving direct contact between…

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Aug

12

2019

Tool to assess cognitive and language development in two year olds

A new paper published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health co-authored by a University of Warwick researcher provides standardised scores for The Parent Report of Children’s Abilities Revised (PARCA-R) questionnaire. The PARCA-R is recommended for routine use in the UK to screen for cognitive and language developmental delay in children born preterm and can be completed by parents in 10 to 15 minutes. A…

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