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Boys

Study: Boys Having Sex Too Early

A significant percentage of boys are having sex too early finds a new study. Several factors have cited as the possible cause of such occurrences. The results of the study titled, “Prevalence of Sexual Initiation Before Age 13 Years Among Male Adolescents and Young Adults in the United States. The results reveal that around 3.6…

Children Born Into Poorer

Brain Function: Children Born Into Poorer Backgrounds

Children born into poverty show key differences in early brain function – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Researchers studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They found that children from lower-income backgrounds; mothers also had a low level of education, had…

Pediatric Cell Atlas

Children’s Health And Illnesses: Pediatric Cell Atlas Needed

Research efforts to comprehensively map adult human cells are in progress. But in a Perspective publishing March 28 in the journal Developmental Cell; researchers argue that there is a need to map children’s cells with the same level of granularity. They make the case for the development of a Pediatric Cell Atlas (PCA), now underway,…

Twinkling lights

Component Of The ELC's Preschool Autism Language And Social Skills

The relaxing sound of the ocean greets you as you take in the soft glow of twinkling lights around you and the smooth billows of white satin overhead. Sinking into the cozy hug of an oversized bean-bag chair; your mind begins to calm, absorbing the soothing ambiance and letting go of the day’s distractions. You…

Siblings

Parents Play Favourites: What Happens To The Kids?

Many siblings, when they get together as adults, joke about which child was loved the most. But is it really a joke or is there an edge of truth that still rankles us? In one study; researchers asked adults whether their mom played favorites when they were kids. Close to 85 % of respondents perceived…

Sleep Training

Sleep Training: Will Not Hurt Your Child

Throughout my medical training, I thought to put an infant to sleep; was as simple as putting them down in a bassinet or a crib. When parents approached me complaining of how difficult it was to get their infant to sleep; I would think to myself, “put them down and that’s that!” After my daughter…

Babies

Predict Outcomes For Newborns With Rare Disease

Babies born with congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) are at risk of suffering from permanent brain damage and life-long disability. Yet some will go on to suffer more severely than others as a result of their disease profile; report the researchers in an article published in Frontiers in Endocrinology. The research team has found that it is…

Occasional spoon feeding

Child's Eating Habits Is Actually Very Small

When it comes to avoiding picky eating and mealtime tantrums; parents are usually ready to try any method that promises their child will become a better and less fussy. This is in part why methods of giving solid food to infants have received a lot of attention in the last few years. Some think that…

In vitro fertilization

Fertilization With Childhood Cancer In The United States

Fertilization or fertilization (see spelling differences), also known as generative fertilization, insemination, pollination, fecundation, syngamy, and impregnation, is the fusion of gametes to initiate the development of a new individual organism or offspring. This cycle of fertilisation and development of new individuals is called sexual reproduction. During double fertilization in angiosperms; the haploid male gamete combines with two haploid polar nuclei…

Children With Disability

Managing Therapies In Children With Disability

Pediatric health care providers are frequently responsible for prescribing physical, occupational; speech therapies and monitoring therapeutic progress for children with temporary or permanent disabilities in their practices. This clinical report will provide pediatricians and other pediatric health care providers; with information about how best to manage the therapeutic needs of their patients in the medical…

Prosocial Behaviour

Boys' Attention And Prosocial Behaviour

New research shows that boys from low-income backgrounds who inattentive in kindergarten had lower earnings at age 36 while boys who were prosocial earned more. The study was based on analysis of nearly 1,000 boys from low-income neighborhoods of Montréal. The boys assessed by kindergarten teachers at age six for inattention, hyperactivity, aggression, opposition, and…

Cyberbullying

Keep Your Kids Safe From Cyberbullying

No type of bullying is acceptable, but cyberbullying can harder for parents to spot because it takes place via cellphone, computer or tablet, often through social media. Cyberbullying can be a hateful text message or post of embarrassing pictures, videos and even fake profiles of the victim. Victims are often bullied in person, too, and…