Breakthrough may help in the treatment of children with hearing loss — ScienceDaily

A new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) presents an innovative treatment for deafness, based on the delivery of genetic material into the cells of the inner ear. The genetic material “replaces” the genetic defect and enables the cells to continue functioning normally. The scientists were able to prevent the gradual deterioration of hearing in […]

Gestational age linked to ADHD in children with Down syndrome — ScienceDaily

A new study by the UC Davis MIND Institute finds a connection between gestational age and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with Down syndrome. The research, published in Scientific Reports, focused on children born at 35 weeks gestation or older. It found that earlier gestational age was linked to increased ADHD symptoms later […]

Gestational age linked to ADHD in children with Down syndrome

A new study by the UC Davis MIND Institute finds a connection between gestational age and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with Down syndrome. The research, published in Scientific Reports, focused on children born at 35 weeks gestation or older. It found that earlier gestational age was linked to increased ADHD symptoms later […]

Differences in immunity and blood vessels likely protect children from severe COVID-19

IMAGE: Differences in the immune systems and better blood vessel health were among the factors protecting children from severe COVID-19, according to a new review. view more  Credit: Thiago Cerqueira Differences in the immune systems and better blood vessel health were among the factors protecting children from severe COVID-19, according to a new review. A huge […]

Kids’ TV teaching children wrong lessons about pain — ScienceDaily

Children engrossed in popular kids’ TV programmes such as Peppa Pig, or films like Toy Story or Frozen, are exposed to up to nine incidents of pain for every hour of TV watched, according to new research from psychologists. A new study — published today [Wednesday 2 December 2020] in the international journal Pain from […]

Why experiences are better gifts for older children — ScienceDaily

What should we get for our kids this holiday? As children get older, giving them something they can experience (live through) instead of material things makes them happier, according to new research led by Lan Nguyen Chaplin, associate professor of marketing at the University of Illinois Chicago. The research, published in the International Journal of […]

PEDSnet report details how COVID-19 pandemic has affected children — ScienceDaily

In the most comprehensive analysis to date of U.S. children tested and treated for COVID-19, an organization representing seven of the nation’s largest pediatric medical centers reports that some groups of children are faring significantly worse than children in general during the pandemic. Findings from the PEDSnet organization — which includes Cincinnati Children’s — were […]

Children can be stealth superspreaders of malaria to mosquitoes

Children infected with malaria can become “superspreaders” and pass the parasite to droves of local mosquitoes, even if the kids never develop symptoms of the disease, a new study suggests.  Since this disease is passed from humans to mosquitoes and then back again, rather than from person to person, this finding is worrisome. If malaria […]

Antibiotic exposure in children under age 2 associated with chronic conditions

Children under age 2 who take antibiotics are at greater risk for childhood-onset asthma, respiratory allergies, eczema, celiac disease, obesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a paper written jointly by Mayo Clinic and Rutgers researchers. In a study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the researchers looked at 14,572 children born in […]