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Breakthrough could help develop therapies for childhood brain disorder

Breakthrough could help develop therapies for childhood brain disorder

A new breakthrough could pave the way for therapies to treat rare childhood brain disorders by helping us to understand how they develop. Findings from...
New findings show hereditary defect causes certain brain tumours

New findings show hereditary defect causes certain brain tumours

Certain dangerous brain tumours – called medulloblastoma – that affect children are caused by a hereditary genetic defect. According to new research published in the...
New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

New neurodegenerative brain disorder discovered in children

A new study has uncovered a neurodegenerative brain disorder that can be experienced by children. A study has uncovered a new neurodegenerative disorder in which...
Can COVID-19, coronavirus, be transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies?

Can COVID-19 be transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies?

A Chinese case study has shown that coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborn babies. Chinese professors report in...
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The worrying findings of the male breastfeeding culture in Uganda

Dr Rowena Merritt from the University of Kent has elaborated on the worrying findings surrounding men in Uganda drinking their partner's breast milk After preliminary...
Adverse Childhood Experiences approach overlooks vulnerable children

Adverse Childhood Experiences approach overlooks vulnerable children

A new report from Early Intervention Foundation suggests services using the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) approach may be overlooking vulnerable children and calls for...
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Children with type 1 diabetes display irregular brain function

Study reveals that the default mode network in children with Type 1 diabetes does not switch off when focusing on a task A study led...
Breastfeeding and cannabis: managing cannabis use when nursing

Breastfeeding and cannabis: managing cannabis use when nursing

Breastfeeding can cause concern for many nursing mothers, and those that need to use medical cannabis will wonder whether it will be harmful to...
Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

Early-life exposure to dogs may reduce risk of schizophrenia

A new study suggests that being around 'man's best friend' from an early age may have a health benefit as well, lessening the chance...
Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Is breastfeeding important in helping to prevent diabetes?

Early weaning from breastfeeding is associated with both the development of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding as...
Autism: 'social' and 'visual' neural circuits do not connect for some children

Autism: ‘social’ and ‘visual’ neural circuits do not connect for some children

A new study has shown that children with autism who prefer to look at geometric shapes rather than social images have lower levels of...
Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

Could eBooks help encourage children to eat vegetables?

New resources that hope to encourage children to eat vegetables have been launched. The resources, based on the evidence that children who are exposed to...

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