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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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Research Demonstrates Benefits of Word Repetition to Infants

[Source:  Medical X Press] New research from the University of Maryland and Harvard University suggests that young infants benefit from hearing words repeated by their parents. With this knowledge, parents may make conscious communication choices that could pay off in … Continue reading

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Small Study Shows High School Music Classes Improve Language Skills

[Source:  US News and World Report] A tiny study of 40 high school students in Chicago perked up some ears recently. It found that a small amount of musical instrument instruction — only two to three hours of band class … Continue reading

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Trouble Spot in Brain for Down Syndrome Identified

[Source:  Medical X-Press] New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome. In a paper published in Nature Neuroscience, scientists from the University of Bristol and UCL suggest the findings could … Continue reading

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Deciphering Sounds Over Background Noise May Diagnose Reading Problems

[Source; Education News.org] In an effort to determine whether children are at risk for later learning difficulties, new research has found it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle with learning to read. Studies are showing that the predictor … Continue reading

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