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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Childrens Health: Pollution lowers birth weigh ♦ Premature girls thrive more than premature boys ♦ Technology reduces distracted driving among teens

Adolescent brain on alcohol: Changes last into adulthood Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory.
Outsmarting smartphones: Technology reduces distracted driving among teens Technology can bolster efforts by parents, lawmakers and insurance companies to reduce distracted driving among novice teen drivers,.
Beijing Olympics study links pollution to lower birth weight Exposure to high levels of pollution can have a significant impact on fetal growth and development. Their study found that women who were pregnant during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when pollution levels were reduced by the Chinese government, gave birth to children with higher birth weights.
Evidence that premature girls thrive more than premature boys A new study provides further evidence that female infants tend to do better than males when born prematurely. The study found that female infants independently orally fed one day earlier than males. The ability to suck, swallow and breathe simultaneously are reflexes that many premature infants are unable to do.
Brain differences seen in children with dyslexia, dysgraphia Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study.The findings prove that using a single category of learning disability to qualify for special education services is not scientifically supported.

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