Tag Archives: News of the Week

Visual-motor Connectivity Disruption and Autism Spectrum Disorder

[Source:  Biological Psychiatry via Your Therapy Source] Biological Psychiatry published research comparing resting state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans from 100 8- to 12-year-old children of which 50 had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The results were analyzed … Continue reading

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Study: Children’s Self-Esteem Already Established by Age Five

[Source: Medical X-Press] By age 5 children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study by University of Washington researchers. Because self-esteem tends to remain relatively stable across one’s lifespan, the … Continue reading

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What’s a Kid’s Ability to Think? Study Finds Weight and Activity Level Matter

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Weight and physical activity levels are both factors in a child’s ability to acquire and use knowledge, a new study finds. “The question this paper asks that has not been asked before is whether it is just … Continue reading

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Laws in 25 States Put the Brakes on High School Bullying

[Source:  Medical X Press] In the most comprehensive study of the effectiveness of anti-bullying policies to date, researchers found that compliance with the U.S. Department of Education guidelines in antibullying laws reduced rates of bullying and cyberbullying—the most common forms … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Ties to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants

[Source:  Medical X Press] Researchers found that among 44 babies with a particular autism “risk” gene, those who were breast-fed longer spent more time looking at images of “happy” eyes and shied away from “angry” eyes. The findings, published online … Continue reading

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