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Tablets enhance play by taking toddlers on a digital adventure

Tablets do not necessarily make children passive or sedentary. In a Danish nursery, a group of scientists, educators, and education consultants have studied how digital technologies can be used to enhance playful activities.

Children with anxiety get effective help from new program

New research shows that children with anxiety find relief in the cognitive behavioural therapy techniques employed by the “Cool Kids” Program.

Taking fish oil while pregnant prevents childhood asthma

Children’s risk of developing asthma decreases significantly if the mother takes fish oil during the last trimester of pregnancy. The effect is especially strong among women who eat little fish and have a particular genetic variant.

Pre-eclampsia increases risk of asthma in childhood

New research shows that children whose mothers suffer from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are more likely to develop asthma later in life.

Autism can be revealed by your voice patterns

New technology that analyses your vocal characteristics might improve diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorder, shows new research.

New cure for rare childhood diseases enters final phase of trials

If trials prove successful, a cure for previously untreatable rare childhood diseases will follow.

Scientists: Children should get their pulse up daily

Children have better memory skills, are healthier, and get more out of school when they get their pulse up on a daily basis. Physical activity should be a fixed part of every child’s daily routine, say scientists.

Bullies and their victims at higher risk of depression

Kids who are both bullies and victims of bullying have a doubled risk of developing psychiatric problems later in life, says new research.

What works best for back pain?

Your back is robust and you should use it. This is the message that many back patients are hearing from their doctor today. But is that enough? Do they recover more quickly if they receive more treatment, like physical therapy?