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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 (IMAGE)

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 (IMAGE)

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 (Image)

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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Low-income boys' inattention in kindergarten associated with lower earnings 30 years later (IMAGE)

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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What predicts teen partner rape? (IMG)

What predicts teen partner rape?

If teen partner rape could be predicted, it could be better prevented. Social scientists from Michigan State University are helping close that gap by identifying risk factors linked to sexual violence in young women's first relationships in life.

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Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed blessing for children as they get older.

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How do children draw themselves? It depends who's looking

A research team led by academics from the University of Chichester has examined this issue and found that children's expressive drawings of themselves vary according to the authority of and familiarity with the adult who will view the picture.

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Scientists find genes with large effects on head and brain size

Children's heads expand steadily to accommodate their growing brains and doctors routinely measure head circumference during the first years of life to assess healthy brain development.

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Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Study: Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

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Career Of The Year: Barbie Is Now A Robotics Engineer

Career Of The Year: Barbie Is Now A Robotics Engineer

Mattel released a new Barbie that sheds light on the careers available for women in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The doll is called Robotics Engineer Barbie.

by Tanya Diente

Mom Shows What Happens When You Leave Your Fake Tan Within Reach Of Your Kids

Mom Shows What Happens When You Leave Your Fake Tan Within Kids' Reach

Billie Fotheringham of Scotland shared how her son Kyle and his friend Leo applied fake tan on each other while she was not looking. The mom did not scold them but laughed when she saw how funny they looked.

by Tanya Diente

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Children's Book 'Prince & Knight' Aims To Represent Kids With LGBTQ+ Parents And Their Families

'Prince & Knight' by author Daniel Haack is a book that has an LGBTQ representation. It tells the story of a prince who found his true love from a knight rather than from a beautiful maiden.

by Tanya Diente

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