A study indicates that watching TV with your child can benefit their cognitive development

The effects of passive screen use on a young child’s cognitive development were studied in a recent study that was published in Frontiers in Psychology. According to its findings, screen exposure—whether from a TV or a mobile device—can be advantageous depending on the situation. 478 studies that were published in the previous 20 years were […]

What effect do parents’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills have on their children’s education?

According to a recent study, parents’ genes that are connected to both cognitive and non-cognitive talents have an impact on their child’s educational performance. A new study from King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) demonstrates that parents’ genes associated with both cognitive and non-cognitive talents have an impact on their children’s […]

A study indicates an association between childhood asthma and hay fever

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center found that the majority of school-aged children with asthma also reported having allergic rhinitis, popularly known as hay fever. Children with both asthma and hay fever had worse asthma outcomes, according to the study by Jessica Stern, M.D., an assistant professor in the departments of paediatrics and […]

Children with primary immunodeficiency are at greater risk of significant COVID-19 problems

Due to COVID-19, children with various immunodeficiency illnesses have a higher death risk. These children have mutations in genes that control the body’s immunological response to viral infections. Immunodeficiency disorders are malfunction of the immune system, resulting in infections that develop and recur more frequently, are more severe, and last longer than usual. According to […]

Children born preterm may possibly have a greater incidence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

The study, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, is one of only a few to investigate the associations between gestational age at term (37-41 weeks) and a diagnosis or symptoms of ADHD. It is the first to include reports from teachers. ADHD, which affects more than 10 percent of U.S. school-age children, according to the […]

One form of fertility treatment may raise long-term cancer risk in offspring

Prior studies have suggested that children born after frozen-thawed transfer may have higher short-term health risks, but long-term risks have been less clear. Children born as a result of a common fertility procedure involving frozen embryos may have higher risk of cancer, Swedish researchers report. In frozen-thawed embryo transfer, an embryo is created in a laboratory from […]

A low dose of ketamine is safe and effective for treating children with ADNP syndrome

The research was led by researchers from the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai and published online in Human Genetics and Genomic Advances. Ketamine was approved in the United States in 1970. Studies in animal models suggest that low-dose ketamine may be neuroprotective and increase the expression of the ADNP gene. […]

Children with Down syndrome prefer food with a crispy, oily mouthfeel, as food textures are key to their eating habits

Children with Down syndrome don’t appreciate brittle or gooey foods; they favour items with a crispy, greasy feeling. According to study from Washington State University that was published in the Journal of Texture Studies, those preferences can result in a diet that is less nutrient-dense. Trisomy 21, sometimes referred to as Down syndrome or Down’s […]

What the eyes could reveal about ADHD and ASD

Researchers discovered that recordings from the retina may distinguish between different signals for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), offering a potential biomarker for each ailment. No matter how they appear on the outside, according to recent research from Flinders University and the University of South Australia, the eyes may also […]

Only one in five Americans has heart health that is at its best

According to a new study published today in Circulation, the American Heart Association’s premier peer-reviewed journal, 80% of Americans have low to moderate cardiovascular health based on the Association’s new Life’s Essential 8TM assessment. The Association’s updated guidelines for measuring cardiovascular health are detailed in Life’s Essential 8TM, which was also released today in Circulation. […]

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