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Newborns Learn While Asleep
Sleeping babies are doing more than giving their parents a much-needed rest--they are learning at an incredible rate.
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Autism Rates Rise to Almost 1 Percent
The CDC reports a 57 percent increase in the incidence of autism, bringing rates close to 1 percent.
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Foster Children Experience Marked IQ Gains Over Institutionalized Orphans
Abandoned children who receive foster care receive an average eight- to ten-point IQ boost over those who enter orphanages, shows a new study on abandoned Romanian children.
Guidelines for Psychopharmacological Treatment of Young Children Released
In light of a recent increase in the number of children aged 3 to 6 receiving psychiatric medication, medical professionals have released a set of treatment guidelines.
Study on Brain Damage Reveals Truths About Morality
Would you kill one infected person to prevent many others from catching a deadly disease? For most, this decision is difficult, clouded by conflicting emotions. However, for rare individuals with injuries to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPC), a reg...
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Genetic Variant Linked to Autism
Scientists have uncovered a genetic variant leading to increased risk for autism. Studying a sample of more than 1200 families with more than one child affected by autism, researchers found that children with autism spectrum disorders were more likely to h...
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Autistic Children Lag in Distinguishing Living vs. Non-Living Things
Researchers at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have found that very young children with autism take longer to learn how to categorize objects and have particular difficulties learning to distinguish between living and non-li...
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Sensory Integration Dysfunction Misdiagnosed as ADHD, Autism
In a seminar by the Conejo Valley Mental Health Professionals Association last week, Dr. Shiro Perera Torquato suggested that some children diagnosed with ADHD, Asperger's syndrome or Pediatric Bipolar Disorder may in fact be suffering from Sensory Integrat...
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NIH Study on Autism Finds Entire Brain Affected
A recent study by the National Institutes of Health has indicated that neurological signs in autistic patients are not limited to the brain areas involved in social interaction, communication, and reasoning. Previously it has been held that problems in tho...
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