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High-achieving children off to a good Head Start academically and socially, but study shows some are not 'turned on' by school
...ation by Nancy Robinson, aUniversity of Washington child
psychologist and director of the university'sHalbert Robinson Center for Capable Youth. The research focused on 162 children, the highest achieving threepercent from the multi-site National Head Start/Public School Early ChildhoodTransition D...
One of first bone marrow transplants for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in the United States is approved for Oregon girl
...t want her to be able to enjoy life like any other child
without theconstant emotional and physical pain,"said Mollie's parents Kathy and Sam Hauck."We hope Mollie's experience with this treatment will open the doors for otherchildren who suffer from JRA and other autoimmune diseases." Mollie suffe...
New HIV drug intervention cheap and effective
Preventing HIV transmission from mother to child
in sub-Saharan Africa may be cheaper and easier th...hows that reducing HIV transmission from mother to child
in developing countries is economically feasible. It lends strong support to HIV prevention efforts...
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) not effective for ear pain in children during air travel
...ering food ordrink can help relieve the pressure a child
feels during the ascent or descentof the aircraft. "Swallowing can sometimes help open the eustachian tubes toequalize the pressure and clear the earache," he says. The study was publishedin Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine....
UCSF/Mount Zion violence prevention project receives grant to establish clinic
for child witnesses of domestic violence
...ther California communities inaddressing issues of child
witnesses to violence," said Margaret M. McNamara,... their sensitivity to andimprove identification of child
witnesses of violence. LINC will also provideviolence prevention training to middle and high school ...
Press Conference set to announce cervical cancer prevention program
...es women in midlife when they have completed their child
bearing and areplaying an increasingly important economic and social role in their families andcommunities. Unlike many other health problems of large magnitude, earlyidentification and treatment of precancerous conditions can prevent cervicalcancer....
Breast milk only for first four months helps protect against asthma and atopy
...ntroduction of milk other than breast milk until a child
is at least four months of age may protect against asthma and atopy (a predisposition to various allergic reactions) in later childhood, say researchers from Australia in this week's BMJ. They claim that their findings provide grounds for public hea...
University Of Wisconsin to launch center to study how emotions affect health
... of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, medicineand child
and family studies are also involved. "Ultimately,...ey ofMidlife. CONTACT: Nadine Marks, professor of child
and family studies, (608) 263-4020; firstname.lastname@example.org . Marks studies a broad variety of psycho-s...
Treatments reduce strep-triggered symptoms of OCD and tics in some children
...rate symptomseverity. After that evaluation, if a child
taking placebo had no symptomimprovement, IVIG or PEX was offered, so one-year ratings are not available forthe placebo group. At the one-year assessment, obsessive-compulsive symptoms,tic severity, psychosocial functioning, and symptom severity rema...
NICHD funded researchers discover gene for Rett syndrome
...ept for a few rare families in which more than one child
is affected,the disorder occurs spontaneously. Dr. Zoghbi and her coworkers located the gene for Rett syndrome on aregion of the X chromosome, one of the two sex-determining chromosomes found inhuman cells. Briefly, females receive ...
Peering into the amazing mind behind those baby blue eyes
...pnik is a UC psychology professor and authority on child
learning, psychologyand philosophy. "The new science shows that babies are thinking, solving problems andactively learning long before kindergarten," said Meltzoff. "Developmentalscientists are in the crib trying to understanding babies, but...
Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area to perform an ordinary language task as normal children
...dyslexia is a brain-baseddisorder. "When a child
has a brain-based disorder it is treatable, although itmay not be curable, just as diabetes is," said Berninger. "Dyslexia is alifelong condition, but dyslexics may learn to compensate for it later in life.We know dyslexia is a genetic and neurologi...
Diabetes therapy may impair memory function in children
...diabetes--werefollowed for two years. Every time a child
in the study had a severehypoglycemic episode, the... ofsevere hypoglycemic incidents, though not every child
had such an incident,"said Tamara Hershey, Ph.D., the paper's lead author and a postdoctoral fellow ...
Cedars-Sinai pediatrician to receive award for his contributions to international child health
...has madesignificant contributions to international child
health, according to theAcademy. The award will be presented to Dr. Sola on Oct. 12 during the Academy'sannual meeting in Washington, D.C. Because he believes that the survival and well-being of infants depends upon thequality of education received b...
Expectant mothers should know that most midwives would aim for a vaginal birth rather than a caesarean
...are of the difficulties a woman has in nursing her child
after a caesarian section in contrast to women who have normal vaginal deliveries. Dickson and Willet conclude that if an expectant mother with an uncomplicated pregnancy was aware of the fact that most midwives are strongly in favour of a vaginal de...
Young children who are in regular contact with farm animals are less likely to develop allergies later in life
... poultry,regardless of the kind of environment the child
lived in. The gap between townand country in fact closed substantially, highlighting rather the decisiveinfluence of regular contact with farm animals. The reason why some children develop protection has not been established,although-as the Austrian ...
Elderly less likely than other adults to have economic problems
...t household needs such as child
care and household repairs, whilea single person may need to buy some of these services. Mirowsky said the results of the study suggest that government programs such as Socia...
Mothers of chronically ill children often face depression
...s. "The time demands that result from caring for a child
with a health conditioncan limit a mother's opport...ctions that are imposed on mothers by caring for a child
with a chroniccondition may lead to frustration and unhappiness with the parenting role andsubsequen...
Discarded thymus tissue provides life for infants with DiGeorge Syndrome
.... Then, as always, Markert asked theparents of the child
undergoing surgery to repair a heart problem for permissionto use the tissue. When a child
is born, its thymus gland virtually covers its heart. "Itsits on top of the heart and cascades down....
How alcohol may harm your baby's brain
...s that the institutional and medical costs for one child
with FAS are$1.4 million during their lifetime. "Almost everyone will agree that alcohol abuse during pregnancy is the biggestleading cause of mental retardation that we know about," said West. "But whenpeople at cocktail parties ask me, 'How much c...
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