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Minimal cognitive benefits gained through breast-feeding

May 15, 2017

No statistically significant cognitive benefits due to breast-feeding were demonstrated by the time children enter school at 5 years, although reduced hyperactivity was noted at younger ages, according to study in Pediatrics.

“The medical benefits of breast-feeding for both mother and child are considered numerous and well documented,” Lisa-Christine Girard, PhD, and colleagues wrote. “Yet the effect of breast-feeding on general cognitive abilities has been a topic of debate for nearly a century. The majority of studies in this field are observational; thus, the casual implications of breast-feeding are questionable given the inherent difficulty in controlling for selection into breast-feeding.”

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Handheld screen time increased risk of expressive speech delays in infants

May 10, 2017
Infants who are exposed to handheld screen time including smartphones, tablets and electronic games may be at higher risks for expressive speech
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Tracking devices reduce wandering frequency, risk among children with autism

May 8, 2017
Tracking devices using radio, Bluetooth or GPS technology significantly reduce the frequency and associated risks of wandering behavior
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Exposure to racism linked to higher rates of depression, ADHD in children

May 5, 2017
Children who experienced racial discrimination were more likely to exhibit anxiety and depression, as well as an increased risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity
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Pediatric primary care providers increasingly are expected to evaluate and manage child mental health conditions.1 To…
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With improved diagnostic tools and increasingly rapid turnaround on results, we have never lived at a better time to…
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Minimal cognitive benefits gained through breast-feeding

May 15, 2017
No statistically significant cognitive benefits due to breast-feeding were demonstrated by the time children enter school at 5 years, although

Meeting NewsPerspective

Handheld screen time increased risk of expressive speech delays in infants

May 10, 2017
Infants who are exposed to handheld screen time including smartphones, tablets and electronic games may be at higher

Meeting NewsPerspective

Tracking devices reduce wandering frequency, risk among children with autism

May 8, 2017
Tracking devices using radio, Bluetooth or GPS technology significantly reduce the frequency and associated risks

Meeting News

Exposure to racism linked to higher rates of depression, ADHD in children

May 5, 2017
Children who experienced racial discrimination were more likely to exhibit anxiety and depression, as well as an increased risk for attention

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Adolescent suicidality, self-harm doubles in US hospitals

May 4, 2017
From 2008 to 2015, suicidality and serious self-harm nearly doubled among children aged 15 to 17 years presenting to a hospital, according to data…

Q&A: Understanding the link between diabetes, mental health disorders

May 4, 2017
Adolescents with common health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma and obesity, are at a higher risk for depression and major depressive episodes…

‘Finding Help, Finding Hope’ during Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

May 2, 2017
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 13% of children aged 8 to 15 years in the United States will experience a severe

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Parent-mediated intervention helps infants at risk for autism

May 1, 2017
Parent-mediated intervention within the first year of life may reduce the severity of autism prodromal symptoms and enhance parent-child dyadic…

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Childhood lead exposure associated with lower IQ, socioeconomic decline in adulthood

April 26, 2017
Children in New Zealand exposed to high lead levels exhibited lower cognitive function, socioeconomic status and declines in IQ scores by age 38

Strong familial, community connections encouraged during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 19, 2017
On March 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump declared April 2017 to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time in which the prevention and

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