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Study examines rate of psychotropic medication prescribed to children in Kentucky

Study examines rate of psychotropic medication prescribed to children in Kentucky

Researchers with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit (CAHRDS Unit) at the University of Louisville have begun a study to examine one of Kentucky's most vexing children's health issues: the higher-than-average rate of psychotropic medication being prescribed to children in the Bluegrass State. [More]
New partners join Grand Challenges Canada to help protect early brain development

New partners join Grand Challenges Canada to help protect early brain development

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today welcomed three new partners to the Saving Brains Grand Challenge: Aga Khan Foundation Canada, Norlien Foundation and World Vision Canada. These organizations strengthen the existing partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation. [More]
Scientists identify how molecular motor essential for human development works

Scientists identify how molecular motor essential for human development works

Another mystery of the human body has been solved by scientists who have identified how a molecular motor essential for human development works. [More]
Fielding Graduate University acquires PhD program in infant and early childhood development

Fielding Graduate University acquires PhD program in infant and early childhood development

Fielding Graduate University, based in Santa Barbara, California, has recently acquired a nationally recognized doctoral program in infant and early childhood development from The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning). [More]
Tute Genomics agrees to provide NGS analytics for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS

Tute Genomics agrees to provide NGS analytics for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS

Tute Genomics, the leader in genome annotation and interpretation, today announced an agreement with Lineagen, Inc., to provide next-generation sequencing (NGS) analytics for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS. [More]
BRI to present clinical-stage product data at International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

BRI to present clinical-stage product data at International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

The Burzynski Research Institute, Inc. (BRI) announced today that it will present data on two of the Company's clinical-stage product candidates, Antineoplaston A10 injections (Atengenal®) and Antineoplaston AS2-1 injections (Astugenal®), at the 16th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology held in Singapore from June 28, 2014 to July 2, 2014. [More]
Early childhood development programs can greatly impact children’s ability to earn more in adulthood

Early childhood development programs can greatly impact children’s ability to earn more in adulthood

In the Friday (May 30) edition of the journal Science, researchers find that early childhood development programs are particularly important for disadvantaged children in Jamaica and can greatly impact an individual's ability to earn more money as an adult. [More]
Department of Pediatrics at BMC/BUSM honored with APA 2014 Health Care Delivery Award

Department of Pediatrics at BMC/BUSM honored with APA 2014 Health Care Delivery Award

The Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has been honored with the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) 2014 Health Care Delivery Award. [More]
Prenatal DHA supplementation does not improve cognitive outcomes in children

Prenatal DHA supplementation does not improve cognitive outcomes in children

Although there are recommendations for pregnant women to increase their intake of the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to improve fetal brain development, a randomized trial finds that prenatal DHA supplementation did not result in improved cognitive, problem-solving or language abilities for children at four years of age, according to the study in the May 7 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child health. [More]
High-quality early childhood development programs can help prevent onset of adult chronic disease

High-quality early childhood development programs can help prevent onset of adult chronic disease

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, University College London and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina. [More]
Toxicologists reveal new methods for estimating infants' exposure to POPs

Toxicologists reveal new methods for estimating infants' exposure to POPs

Toxicologists are revealing new methods and models for estimating infants' exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) today at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Phoenix, Ariz. [More]
New insights into how human brain responds to chronic pain

New insights into how human brain responds to chronic pain

University of Adelaide researchers say new insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients. [More]

Study: Girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options than boys

In one of the first experiments to explore the influence of fashion dolls, an Oregon State University researcher has found that girls who play with Barbie dolls see fewer career options for themselves than for boys. [More]
Research highlights need to integrate global strategies to tackle development within first 1000 days of childhood

Research highlights need to integrate global strategies to tackle development within first 1000 days of childhood

Safeguarding the healthy development of the next generation is vital for the long term success of the United Nation’s Millennium Development goals. New research in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences highlights the need to integrate global strategies aimed at tackling nutrition and cognitive development within the first thousand days of childhood. [More]
Research highlights global strategies aimed at tackling nutrition, cognitive development within first 1000 days of childhood

Research highlights global strategies aimed at tackling nutrition, cognitive development within first 1000 days of childhood

​Safeguarding the healthy development of the next generation is vital for the long term success of the United Nation's Millennium Development goals. New research in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences highlights the need to integrate global strategies aimed at tackling nutrition and cognitive development within the first thousand days of childhood. [More]
Human visual system can retain plasticity even after extended blindness

Human visual system can retain plasticity even after extended blindness

Deprivation of vision during critical periods of childhood development has long been thought to result in irreversible vision loss. [More]
Peds21 symposium discusses role of parents, caregivers and early childhood experiences in shaping future health

Peds21 symposium discusses role of parents, caregivers and early childhood experiences in shaping future health

​Recent research has found that a dramatic dance between genes and experience shape the architecture of the developing brain, most profoundly during the first 1,000 days of life. [More]

Some children genetically prone to behavioral problems in child care, preschool settings

A new study suggests that some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool settings. [More]

Representatives from Asia-Pacific countries to discuss children’s development and rights in New Delhi

A high-level inter-governmental meeting of representatives of countries from Asia and the Pacific will begin in New Delhi, India tomorrow. At the meeting, hosted by the Government of India and supported by UNICEF, participants will discuss cooperation for the realization of children’s rights and share knowledge and information about early childhood development, children in urban environments and opportunities and issues concerning adolescents. [More]
Babies born to teen mothers have underdeveloped speaking skills, says study

Babies born to teen mothers have underdeveloped speaking skills, says study

Babies born to teen mothers have less developed speaking skills at age five than children of older mothers, a new study has found. [More]