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Lack of sleep in children can have long-lasting negative effects on their brain and cognitive development

This is one of the first studies to show the possible long-term effects of sleep deprivation on young children’s neurocognitive development. To preserve optimal health, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine advises children aged 6 to 12 to sleep 9 to 12 hours per night on a regular basis. The long-term effects of inadequate sleep […]

Childhood cancers are also caused by the same gene that causes the deadliest brain tumour

The discovery might pave the way for the first specifically targeted therapies for two kinds of rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft tissue cancer that mostly affects youngsters. Researchers at UVA Health have identified a gene that is responsible for two types of childhood cancer as well as the most lethal form of brain tumour. According to the […]

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