Young children who take music lessons show different brain development and improved memory over the course of a year compared to children who do not receive musical training.
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Child Health and Safety
A study published in the journal Child Development found different developmental patterns of achievement between immigrant children of different races/ethnicities.
Children who were exposed to violence in the home engaged in higher levels of physical bullying than youngsters who were not witnesses to such behavior.
Benefits of building strong bones are key to children's growth.
Neurosurgeons are renewing calls for a ban on use of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) by children under age 16 after a 10-year review of injuries caused by the vehicles.
A new research study of children's growth can help parents and pediatricians determine the risk that a child will be overweight at age 12 by examining the child's earlier growth.
Scientists working with a mouse model for Niemann Pick type C (NPC) disease showed that experimental treatments appear to be acting through the pregnane X receptor (PXR).
Children with chronic kidney disease who are very young and/or Hispanic have a greater chance of being shorter than other youngsters.
Virtual reality helps break down some of the barriers deaf children experience.
Children who are anxious before surgery experience a more painful, slow, and complicated postoperative recovery.
When a child needs to be treated with IVs, numbing the skin in advance can help ease or eliminate the pain of needle insertion, making the procedure easier for the child, parents and health care professionals.
The most effective programs are those that help students learn key social skills such as listening, thinking about the feelings of others, working cooperatively and being assertive in constructive ways.
Parents should be advised to use the minimum dose necessary when treating a child with fever.
Performing MRI scans on pre term infants' brains assists dramatically in predicting the babies' future developmental outcomes.
Psychologists looking at the largely unknown world of how children perceive the future have found that the youngsters' choices are warped when they are caught up in a primal desire such as thirst.
Children and youth spend a substantial number of their waking hours in school, so it's important that schools provide adequate physical activity.
The 1990s meant good news for traditionally disadvantaged minority families with children, but researchers say these children continue to grow up in significantly poorer communities.
Children with obsessive compulsive disorder are three times more likely to be bullied than other children, and the name slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen.
In the case of children with Down syndrome, routine screening for celiac disease in children without symptoms of the disease does more harm than good.
At the beginning of a new school year parents, teachers and school administrators should encourage increased participation in organized activities for better child development.
Prolonged aggressive and disruptive behaviour in childhood is a strong risk marker for criminality and mental health problems in adulthood.
Children are increasingly being expected to provide an adult-level of detail and information, but adults have had years to hone their perceptual skills and children are just starting.
Social isolation in childhood may be associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease in adulthood.
Malleable characteristic, in utero health, most strongly indicate how well a child will fare in adulthood.
More than 20,000 children injured in shopping cart related injuries last year.
Despite current child safety efforts, thousands of U.S. children need emergency medical care for preventable lawn mower related injuries each year.
Findings will one day lead to milk that protects infants and children against diarrheal illnesses, which each year kill more than 2 million children worldwide.