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Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence

August 22, 2019

Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods…
Get them moving before kindergarten

June 13, 2019

Physical activity in early childhood may have an impact on cardiovascular health later in life, according to new…
Childhood Adversity Linked to Earlier Puberty, Premature Brain Development, and Greater Mental Illness

June 4, 2019

Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault can impact brain…
New way to combat childhood anxiety: treat the parents

March 18, 2019

Yale researchers have developed an innovative way to address an epidemic of anxiety disorders afflicting the nation’s children:…
Researchers can predict childhood social transitions

January 18, 2019

Increasingly, children who identify as the gender “opposite” their sex at birth are changing their names, pronouns and often…
The (decreasingly) rough-and-tumble world of childhood

January 15, 2019

Young children generally get more physically aggressive between the ages of 1½ and 3½, but that usually diminishes…
Elevated blood lead level in early childhood associated with increased risk of academic problems in school-aged children

January 8, 2019

Substantial numbers of Cleveland’s youngest students have had elevated levels of lead in their blood prior to kindergarten…
Youths’ adverse childhood experiences and their weight status

December 21, 2018

Childhood overweight and obesity is a serious problem across the United States. Since the 1970s, the percentage of…
What you learn from mom and dad plays role in friendship development

December 21, 2018

The way parents respond to their children’s wants and needs can play a critical role in the way…
Psychotic experiences could be caused by trauma in childhood

November 22, 2018

Researchers at the University of Bristol have established greater evidence for a causal link between trauma in childhood…
Teacher training program can help children regulate their emotions

November 15, 2018

Most adults know that failing to control your emotions can wreak havoc at work and at home. Likewise,…
Poor nutrition ruled out as cause for obesity in adults abused as children

November 14, 2018

In a new study, recently published in the journal Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor Susan Mason from the University of Minnesota School of…
Violence in childhood leads to accelerated aging, study finds

November 12, 2018

Children who suffer abuse are more likely to age faster, while those who endure food insecurity or neglect…
Childhood obesity major risk factor for serious hip disease

October 25, 2018

New research suggests that rising childhood obesity rates are causing more adolescents to develop a debilitating hip disease…
Child maltreatment linked to cognitive aging

October 10, 2018

Almost 10 million older adults in the U.S. have cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, or other related dementias. Penn…
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