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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Childrens Health News: Reducing baseball Elbow Injuries ♦ Link between diet, Epstein-Barr ♦ Children with autism can learn to be social

Game played in sync increases children's perceived similarity, closeness Children who played a simple computer game together in sync felt a greater sense of similarity and closeness -- suggesting that time-based synchronized activities, including in music, dance and sports, could help bring children closer together.
Reducing baseball elbow Injuries A new approach to analyzing baseball-pitching biomechanics may one day give players more personalized feedback and help prevent elbow injuries. In a computer simulation study of baseball pitching, biomedical engineers found that the strength of the elbow muscles of a baseball pitcher likely play a bigger role in injury risk and prevention than previously thought.
Researchers shed light on link between diet, Epstein-Barr A new study is shedding light on the connection between diet and a common childhood disease. Using national health data, the researchers determined children who ate certain types of food or dealt with food insecurity may be more likely to contract the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is a common virus that often causes no symptoms on its own; it’s better known as a cause of infectious mononucleosis and having a connection to some cancers
Children with autism can learn to be social, Teachers and speech therapists can teach children with autism how to be social with their peers, a randomized trial shows. "We found that the children who participated in the social network not only made significant progress in social communication during the intervention but also made many more initiations to their peers in general," an author of the study said. "Teachers also reported that children in the intervention were more social and had better classroom behavior

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