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Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later

Photo: Diabetic retinopathy screening [02/09/2015] A new study has found that the occurrence of advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease remains low among children living with diabetes, regardless of how long they have had the disease or their ability to keep blood sugar levels controlled. Researchers are therefore recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15.Diabetic retinopathy screening for children with type 1 diabetes should start later - Read more

Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows

Photo: child models early-version prototype exoskeleton [21/08/2015] A University of Houston engineer has received funding to create a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows - Read more

Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds

Graphic: Boy with a tomato head and a tomato in his hand [19/08/2015] A EU project based out of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology is examining the links between language and perception in autistic individuals as just one of 15 cross-disciplinary projects designed to bring a better understanding to how our perception and language interact and change over time and in individuals.Barking up the wrong tree with your head in the clouds - Read more

ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance

Photo: Mom and girl look at reward chart on the refrigerator [31/07/2015] Praise, or other possible reward, improves the performance of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on certain cognitive tasks, but until a recent study led by researchers from the University at Buffalo, it wasn't clear why.ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance - Read more

Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health

Photo: Father reading to his daughter [22/07/2015] Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms' mental health too, new research suggests.Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health - Read more

Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy

Photo: Premature baby [06/07/2015] Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate symptoms of autism at age 2 than preemies who maintain eye contact during early interactions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy - Read more

 
 

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