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Getting Inside Teens’ Heads: Study Upsets Beliefs About Feelings and Exercise Probability

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A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states and physical activity in near real-time challenges prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical activity.
15-Feb-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children with Fragile X Syndrome

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A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the children's development, even mitigating declines...
14-Feb-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Reading Picture Books with Children Holds Promise for Treating a Common Language Disorder

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A clinical trial of interactive book reading finds that children with Specific Language Impairment need to hear a word 36 times to learn it vs. 12 times for typically-developing children. Treatment materials are freely available to speech-language...
18-Jan-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Nutritional Supplement Could Prevent Thousands of Early Preterm Births

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Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials suggest that thousands of early preterm births could be prevented if pregnant women took daily docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplements
25-Oct-2016 5:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Awarded $2.4M NIH Grant to Study Leading Genetic Cause of Autism

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Ten-year study of the effect of parenting on the development and behavior of children with Fragile X Syndrome will continue into their adolescence and will continue to include their mothers.
9-Jun-2016 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Award to Fund Research on Brain-Computer Interface Control of Communication Devices

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University of Kansas neuroscientist Jonathan Brumberg has been awarded a $25,000 New Century Scholars Research Grant by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to develop and test a brain-computer interface (BCI) that will directly control...
25-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diabetes Self-Management and Support Improve Health Outcomes in Underserved Communities

Evaluations of Bristol-Myers-Squibb-funded diabetes education and intervention efforts in five underserved communities showed improved clinical outcomes for participants.
11-Jan-2016 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Children with Autism Can Learn to Be Social, Trial Shows

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A joint University of Kansas and University of Washington randomized trial shows that teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers.
8-Apr-2015 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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