life of an orphan

The Life of an Orphan

The Life of an Orphan

by Eric Hamilton

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Understanding How Tics are Suppressed May Help Some at Risk for Tic Disorders

At least 20 percent of elementary school-age children develop tics such as excessive blinking, throat clearing or sniffing, but for most of those kids, the tics don't become a long-term problem. Conventional wisdom has held that most tics go away on their own and that only in rare cases do they become chronic or develop into a disorder such as Tourette syndrome.

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Genetics Influence How Protective Childhood Vaccines are for Individual Infants

A genome-wide search in thousands of children in the UK and Netherlands has revealed genetic variants associated with differing levels of protective antibodies produced after routine childhood immunizations. The findings, appearing June 11 in the journal Cell Reports, may inform the development of new vaccine strategies and could lead to personalized vaccination schedules to maximize vaccine effectiveness.

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Children who Use Asthma Tracking App have Better Disease Control and Fewer Hospital Visits

(Salt Lake City) - An app that allows parents and doctors to monitor a child's asthma has a big impact on managing the disease. When families monitored symptoms with asthma Tracker and adjusted care accordingly, children had better asthma control and made fewer visits to the emergency department. Using the app also meant that children missed fewer days of school and parents took fewer days off work, improving quality of life. Results of the study were published online in the journal Pediatrics.

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Heart Damage From Preterm Birth may be Corrected with Exercise in Young Adulthood

Venice, Italy - 3 May 2019: Heart abnormalities caused by premature birth may be corrected with exercise in young adulthood, according to research presented today at EuroCMR 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1

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Children develop PTSD when they 'overthink' their trauma

Children are more likely to suffer Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if they think their reaction to traumatic events is not 'normal' - according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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8 Products That Will Help Your Kids Reading Skills

8 Products That Will Help Your Kids Reading Skills

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Teens Who Seek Solitude May Know What's Best for them, Research Suggests (IMAGE)

Teens who seek solitude may know what's best for them, research suggests

Despite stigma, solitude doesn't have to be problematic for adolescents and young adults

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How team sports change a child's brain

Team sports associated with less depression in boys as young as 9

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Where are teens getting their electronic cigarettes?

University of Cincinnati study finds that daily users are much more likely to purchase electronic cigarettes from stores and websites illegally than their peers who less frequently vape

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Infants knows the difference between friends and strangers laugh

The study shows five-month-olds can make judgments about relationships through co-laughter

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Chatterpies, haggisters and ninuts could help children love conservation

Weaving stories and intriguing names into children's education about the natural world could help to engage them with species' conservation messages, new research shows.

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Too Much TV Deprives Child of Enriching Developmental Activities

Too much time in front of the bedroom TV deprives the child of more enriching developmental activities and may explain, in part, less optimal body mass, poor eating habits and socio-emotional difficulties as a teenager, says the study, published Dec. 26 in Pediatric Research.

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New study highlights the influence social media has on children's food intake

New University of Liverpool research, published in Pediatrics, highlights the negative influence that social media has on children's food intake.

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Lowering lactose and carbs in milk does not help severely malnourished children

Treating hospitalized, severely malnourished children with a lactose-free, reduced-carbohydrate milk formula does not improve clinical outcomes, according to a study published February 26 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Robert Bandsma of the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, James Berkley of the KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, and colleagues.

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Intervention with at-risk infants increases children's compliance at age 3 (IMAGE)

Intervention with at-risk infants increases children's compliance at age 3

Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures.

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Machine learning could eliminate unnecessary treatments for children with arthritis

An algorithm predicted disease outcome in children suffering from arthritis, helping doctors better tailor treatment

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How young adults experience pain affects self-injury

Study shows that young adults may hurt themselves on purpose, specifically to feel physical pain

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Brain response to mom's voice differs in kids with autism

For most children, the sound of their mother's voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. But the unique brain response to mom's voice is greatly diminished in children with autism, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Young children may see nationality as biological, new study suggests

Perception diminishes over time, but findings point to potentially early origins of nationalist sentiments

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Researchers find febrile infants may not need painful tests, antibiotics, hospitalizations

A national research team led by UC Davis Health clinicians and researchers from the University of Michigan, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Columbia University, has derived and validated a new protocol for emergency departments that can determine which infant patients with fevers, age 60 days or younger, are at low risk of significant bacterial infections.

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Children who eat lunch score 18 percent higher in reading tests new ESMT Berlin study shows

The powerful connection between nutrition and education has been revealed by new research from ESMT Berlin. Primary school children who attended a public free lunch program over an extended period were shown to have significantly better learning outcomes. According to the study, children with up to five years of midday meals had reading test scores that are 18% higher than those of students with less than a year of school lunches. They also showed an improvement of 9% for math test scores.

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Social Study reveals boys inattention in kindergarten associated with lower earnings 30 years later

Disruptive behaviors in childhood are among the most prevalent and costly mental health problems in industrialized countries and are associated with significant negative long-term outcomes for individuals and society. Recent evidence suggests that disruptive behavioral problems in the first years of life are an important early predictor of lower employment earnings in adulthood. A new longitudinal study examined boys from low-income backgrounds to determine which behaviors in kindergarten are associated with earnings in adulthood. The study concluded that inattention was associated with lower earnings and prosocial behavior with higher earnings.

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