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Environment and genetic influences play different roles in boys' and girls' gender-role behavior
...ences in sex-typed behavior, especially during the preschool
years." The researchers set out to understand what underlies the substantial variation within the sexes in terms of the extent to which boys and girls adopt masculine-typical or feminine-typical behaviors. To reach their conclusions, the researcher...
Preventing a pandemic: Study suggests strategies for containing a flu outbreak
...ettings, including households, household clusters, preschool
groups, schools, workplaces, and a hospital. Social settings for casual contacts, such as might take place in markets, shops, and temples, were also included. Using the model, the researchers analyzed how the disease, starting with a single case, wo...
Salty taste preference linked to birth weight
...ship was found in a subset of the same children at preschool
age, suggesting that the relationship between salt...eptance was assessed in 38 of the same children at preschool
age (3-4 years), measures of salty taste acceptance were once again related to birth weight, with in...
Fruit juice intake among preschool children not associated with weight
...nt fruit juice consumption and weight status among preschool
children ages 2 to 5. In this new study ( http...rch paper states that this analysis "suggests that preschool
children are consuming, on average, appropriate amounts of 100 percent juice." The data show that m...
Mass vaccination unnecessary in the event of a large bioterrorist US smallpox attack
...ple normally do: within households, neighborhoods, preschool
groups, schools, a community hospital and the community at large. The age distribution and household sizes were based on the U.S. census for 2000. Predicting the spread of an infectious disease such as smallpox requires much more than simply connecti...
Pediatrics study shows no link between juice and children's weight
...diatrics, evaluated data from a national sample of preschool
children and determined that consumption of 100 percent juice was not associated with body mass index (an indicator of overweight) among preschoolers. The analysis done by Nicklas and her colleagues was based on the largest, ongoing government da...
Fortified milk reduces morbidity in preschool children
...ody. Deficiencies in multiple micronutrients among preschool
children are an important determinant of child health in developing countries, said Sunil Sazawal, MD, MPH, PhD, lead author of the study and an associate professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Healths Department of International Health. The a...
Nurtured chimps rake it in
...s with early experience, issues of attachment, and preschool
education for human infants and children, The authors conclude that the differences in performance between the three groups are directly attributable to the significant effect of level of enculturation. They add that enculturated chimpanzees may b...