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Friday, April 17, 2015

Childrens Health: Disruption of sleep hampers memory processes ♦ Paternal sperm may hold clues to autism ♦ Traumatic childhood increase the risk of being hypertensive

Disruption of sleep in children could hamper memory processes Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children learn.
Sperm may hold clues to autism Researchers found that DNA from the sperm of men whose children had early signs of autism shows distinct patterns of regulatory tags that could contribute to the condition. Autism affects one in 68 children in the U.S.
Traumatic childhood events appear to increase the risk of being a hypertensive adult Children who experience multiple traumatic events, from emotional and sexual abuse to neglect, have higher blood pressures as young adults than their peers, researchers report. These events include emotional, physical, and sexual abuse; emotional and physical neglect; and household dysfunction, such as substance abuse or domestic violence.
Victorian baby teeth could help predict future health of children today Baby teeth from children who died during the 1845-52 Irish famine could help us predict the future health of children born today. Investigators found that the biochemical composition of teeth that were forming in the womb and during a child's early years not only provided insight into the health of the baby's mother, it even showed major differences between those infants who died and those who survived .

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