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Genes Leave Some Kids Prone to Weakness in Wrist Bones

[Source:  Medical News Today] Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children who have those genetic variants may be at higher-than-average risk of wrist fractures, and could especially … Continue reading

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Backward Walking and Postural Control

[Source:  Clinical Rehabilitation via Your Therapy Source] Clinical Rehabilitation published research on 30 children with spastic hemiplegia cerebral palsy to determine the the effect of additional backward walking training on postural control.  The intervention consisted of random assignment into two equal groups … Continue reading

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Toddler Temperament Could be Influenced by Different Types of Gut Bacteria

[Source:  Science Daily] Researchers from The Ohio State University studied microbes from the gastrointestinal tracts of children between the age of 18 and 27 months, and found that the abundance and diversity of certain bacterial species appear to impact behavior, … Continue reading

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Autism and CAS Often Coincide

[Source: Science Daily] Over the course of a three-year study, 64 percent of children initially diagnosed with autism were found to also have apraxia. The study also showed that the commonly used Checklist for Autism Spectrum Disorder (CASD) accurately diagnoses … Continue reading

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Genetic Defect Linked to Visual Impairment in Dyslexics

[Source:  Medical News Today] A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a study published May 27 in The Journal of Neuroscience. Mutations in the gene DCDC2 have previously been associated with dyslexia, … Continue reading

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