Crack Babies – The Epidemic That Didn’t Happen

The Epidemic That Didn’t Happen 

 Baby addicted to cocaine

One sister is 14; the other is 9. They are a vibrant pair: the older girl is high-spirited but responsible, a solid student and a devoted helper at home; her sister loves to read and watch cooking shows, and she recently scored well above average on citywide standardized tests.

Continue reading… “Crack Babies – The Epidemic That Didn’t Happen”

0

Children No More At Risk Online Than Offline, New Study Says

Children No More At Risk Online Than Offline, New Study Says 

Last year, after the social-networking site MySpace found that its members included some 29,000 registered sex offenders, the nation’s top state prosecutors demanded a technological fix, asking that the industry “explore and develop age and identity verification tools for social networking web sites.” But a new study concludes that such technologies are unlikely to thwart anonymous predators and that the threat facing children online is no worse than it is in the real world.

Continue reading… “Children No More At Risk Online Than Offline, New Study Says”

0

Smoking During Pregnancy Predisposes Children To Aggression

Smoking During Pregnancy Predispose Children To Aggression

 

Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology. While previous studies have shown that smoking during gestation causes low birth weight, this research shows mothers who light up during pregnancy can predispose their offspring to an additional risk: violent behaviour.

Continue reading… “Smoking During Pregnancy Predisposes Children To Aggression”

0

Obesity Surgery Reverses Diabetes in Teens

 Obesity surgery reverses diabetes in teens

Fighting the bonds of obesity

Obesity surgery can reverse diabetes in teens, just as it does in adults, according to a small study. All but one of the 11 extremely obese teens studied saw their diabetes disappear within a year after weight-loss surgery, the researchers reported. The 11th patient still had diabetes, but needed much less insulin and stopped taking diabetes pills.

Continue reading… “Obesity Surgery Reverses Diabetes in Teens”

0

Shaming Some Children Makes Them More Aggressive

Shaming Some Kids Makes Them More Aggressive 

 

Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? All these years, you’ve been trying to build up your child’s self-esteem, and now a growing body of research suggests you may be making a big mistake. A study published in the December issue of Child Development finds that early adolescents with high self-esteem are more likely to react aggressively when they feel ashamed than their peers with lower levels of self-esteem.

Continue reading… “Shaming Some Children Makes Them More Aggressive”

0

Let Your Unborn Baby Twitter With Kickbee

Let Your Unborn Baby Twitter With Kickbee 

 Kickbee

The womb is no longer a safe-haven from connectivity.  Corey Menscher, wanting to experience the kicks, movements and general in utero activities of his unborn child, developed the Kickbee, a strapped-on set of piezo sensors that monitor the baby and send wireless updates about it to Twitter.

Continue reading… “Let Your Unborn Baby Twitter With Kickbee”

0

Exercise May Help Reduce Anger In Overweight Kids

Exercise May Help Reduce Anger In Overweight Kids

 Children who exercise regularly tend to be less angry

Studies have shown that overweight kids tend to be bullies or be bullied. And why do bullies push other kids around? Most likely because they are angry. A new study says that regular exercise may help reduce anger in healthy, overweight children.

Continue reading… “Exercise May Help Reduce Anger In Overweight Kids”

0