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Child obesity intervention with strong IT support found to be effective

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 23:00
A randomized three-arm clinical trial of obesity interventions has found that an intervention supported with health information technology was effective at treating child obesity.

Children with ADHD 'learn better when fidgeting'

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 06:00
A new study suggests that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better at tasks that challenge their working memory if they are moving more.

Emotional problems in schoolgirls rose dramatically over past 5 years

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 01:00
Emotional problems in girls aged 11-13 in England increased by 55% between 2009 and 2014, finds new research from UCL and the Anna Freud Centre.

Study: Daily exercise and education reduces episodes of low back pain in children

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 01:00
A study in Physical Therapy (PTJ), the monthly scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association found that a program of regular exercise and education appears to reduce low back pain...

Adverse childhood events appear to increase the risk of being a hypertensive adult

Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:00
Children who experience multiple traumatic events, from emotional and sexual abuse to neglect, have higher blood pressures as young adults than their peers, researchers report.

Young offenders in Victorian times were much less likely to re-offend than today

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
Young offenders in late Victorian times were much less likely to go on to commit other crimes after serving a sentence in an institution than their counterparts today, new research shows.

Infants born prematurely: 2 studies identify routes to better outcomes

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
Eleven percent of all births worldwide are preterm, or occurring before 37 weeks of pregnancy, and preterm-related causes of death account for a significant number of infant deaths, as well as...

Children with intellectual disabilities can make competent witnesses

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 23:00
Children with intellectual disabilities--significantly low cognitive functioning coupled with significant deficits in adaptive or everyday functioning--make up 2 to 3 percent of the population, and...

E-cigarette use in middle, high school students has tripled in the past year

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
A report from the CDC and FDA reveals that between 2013 and 2014, the use of e-cigarettes in middle and high school students tripled - a 'worrisome' finding, say the organizations.

'Puppy dog eyes' explained by science

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 07:00
A new study measured rises in levels of oxytocin - the 'love hormone' responsible for maternal bonding - in both dogs and owners when they gaze into each others eyes.

Glasgow children can become socialised into gang culture at 12 years of age, new research says

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:00
Children in Glasgow can become socialised into the city's gang culture from as young as 12 years old, new research says.

Disruption of sleep in children could hamper memory processes

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:00
Sleep disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study.

Many teens try e-cigarettes, but few become regular users

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 01:00
E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, with most of those who do so also being smokers, finds research by...

One-third of women with ADHD report being sexually abused during childhood

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Adults who have ADHD are much more likely to report they were sexually and physically abused before they turned 16 than their peers without ADHD, according to a new study from researchers at the...

Parental concerns strongly predict developmental issues, including autism spectrum disorder

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can develop symptoms before 2 years of age and usually can be diagnosed by 3 years of age; early identification of ASD is associated with improved...

Mentally stepping back from problems helps youth deal with negative emotions

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Adolescence is a time of frequent and intense emotional experiences, but some youth handle their emotions better than others. Why do some young people react adaptively while others ruminate?

Children who understand others' perspectives found to be more popular among peers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 00:00
Preschoolers and school-age children who are good at identifying what others want, think, and feel are more popular in school than their peers who aren't as socially adept.

Children taught about sexual abuse more likely to report it

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 02:00
A new review finds children who take part in school-based programs designed to help prevent sexual abuse are more likely to report experiencing it currently or in the past.

Socially anxious youth in treatment can enhance recovery through simple service tasks

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 23:00
This century's increase in addiction issues among U.S. youth may be related to their developmental need to fit in, particularly youth with social anxiety disorder (SAD), which could exacerbate the...

Study reveals an absence of consistent standards in children's hospital environments

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 14:00
The sound, light and temperature levels in paediatric hospital wards often vary, highlighting the lack of consistent environmental standards, according to a new study.