High sensitivity to stress isn't always bad for children
Children who are especially reactive to stress are more vulnerable to adversity and have more behavior and health problems than their peers. But a new longitudinal study suggests that highly reactive children are also more ...
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Length of time in institutional care may influence children's learning
The amount of time children spend in institutional care may affect how their brains develop.
American-born pandas reach their new home in China
(AP) -- Two American-born giant pandas arrived at their new China home Friday to find just what they'd left in the United States - live TV coverage and a passionate crowd.
Study finds screening for spinal muscular atrophy not cost effective
In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that it is not cost effective to screen for ...
Moms influence how children develop advanced cognitive functions
Executive functioning is a set of advanced cognitive functions—such as the ability to control impulses, remember things, and show mental flexibility—that help us plan and monitor what we do to reach goals. Although executive ...
Australian researchers put paid to "baby brain" myth
Australian researchers said on Friday they had debunked the myth that a women's ability to think was impaired by pregnancy and mothering a newborn -- a condition commonly referred to as "baby brain".
For HIV-infected children, quality of caregiver relationship is crucial
A new study of children in Ukraine has found that for the growing number of HIV-infected children, the quality of care and the relationship between children and their caregivers play an important role in their development. ...
Facebook marks sixth birthday with new home page
Facebook marked its sixth birthday by simplifying its home page and holding an all-night "hackathon" to craft new software for the social networking website.
Firm to pay $200K after importing lead-laden toys
(AP) -- A Massachusetts company has agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty to settle allegations it violated U.S. law when it imported Thomas and Friends, Curious George and Winnie the Pooh toys with high levels of lead.
Researchers may have uncovered the mechanism by which progesterone prevents preterm birth
Researchers at Yale School of Medicine believe they may have discovered how the hormone progesterone acts to prevent preterm birth.
Early abuse tied to more depression in children
Although children can be depressed for many reasons, new evidence suggests that there are physiological differences among depressed children based on their experiences of abuse before age 5. Early abuse may be especially ...
Explorers' century-old whisky found in Antarctic
(AP) -- This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.
Feds still troubled by Google's digital book deal (Update)
(AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions ...