Infants integrate firsthand and social experiences to decide when and how to try
They might not yet speak in complete sentences, but 18-month-olds are savvy when it comes to deciding when and how to try.
20 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Human Behaviour
Findings on education, malnutrition ‘deeply disturbing’ with United Nations’ goals 10 years away
In 2017, 1 in 6 women aged 20-24 living in low- and middle-income countries had not completed primary school.
8 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature
Calls to curb infant formula’s carbon footprint
Urgent action is needed to protect breastfeeding and reduce formula’s carbon footprint.
15 Dec 2019 ⋅
Root of childhood kidney cancer discovered
Pre-cancerous signatures found in healthy tissue point the way towards new treatment options.
5 Dec 2019 ⋅ Science
Shaking head to get rid of water in ears could cause brain damage
Though it is a common method to release trapped water in the ear canal, researchers say the acceleration of head shaking needed to free water can cause brain damage.
24 Nov 2019 ⋅ 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamic
Newborn baby hiccups could be key to brain development
Pre-term infants are particularly prone to hiccups, as they spend an estimated 1% of their time hiccupping - roughly 15 minutes a day.
12 Nov 2019 ⋅ Clinical Neurophysiology
Emphasizing social play in kindergarten improves academics, reduces teacher burnout
Emphasizing more play, hands-on learning, and students helping one another in kindergarten improves academic outcomes, self-control and attention regulation, finds new UBC research.
17 Sep 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
3 in 5 parents say their teen has been in a car with a distracted teen driver
Teens driving with teens: More than half of parents in a new national poll believe their teen has been in an unsafe situation riding with a teen driver.
16 Sep 2019 ⋅
Cracking the code of a brain cancer that keeps coming back
Sonic hedgehog medulloblastoma can turn into a stubborn killer of children.
29 Aug 2019 ⋅ Cancer Cell
Blood test detects concussion and subconcussive injuries in children and adults
Traumatic brain injury with no symptoms can cause wear and tear over time
26 Aug 2019 ⋅ BMJ Paediatrics Open