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Stress-related illness studies offer strategies to reduce effects in children

Stress-related illness studies offer strategies to reduce effects in children
September 23, 2016

Evidence-based research on stress-related illnesses may effectively reveal how early experiences last in the body and later affect learning, behavior and mental health, according to a researcher at Harvard University.

“Decades of evaluation research reveal that effective interventions for disadvantaged, young children can produce short-term developmental gains, higher rates of high school graduation increased adult employment and reduced incarceration,” Jack P. Shonkoff, MD, the Julius B. Richmond FAMRI professor of child health and development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, wrote. “In this context, 21st century biology offers an opportunity to gain greater understanding of why some interventions work better than others both inside the brain and throughout the body. Leveraging that knowledge could inform more effective strategies for reducing disease by mitigating the effects of adversity early in life.”

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Choroidal Freckling in Pediatric Patients Affected by Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2016, Volume 53 Issue 5
Greater understanding of choroidal freckling in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has changed the…
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Early Childhood Exposures and Risk for Adult Disease: November 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Every physician who cares for children has always worried about the effects interventions or exposures might have on…
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