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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Childrens Health:Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn ♦ Literacy app improves school readiness ♦ Childhood syndrome combining lung disease, arthritis

Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn  Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks. The findings show the longtime prevailing methods for helping children with ADHD may be misguided.
Literacy app improves school readiness in at-risk preschoolers Using mobile apps in preschool classrooms may help improve early literacy skills and boost school readiness for low-income children. Guided use of an educational app may be a source of motivation and engagement for children in their early years The purpose of our study was to examine if a motivating app could accelerate children's learning,
Frequent indoor tanning among teens shows correlation with smoking More than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and many would find it hard to stop the practice. Investigators also found that they were more likely to smoke and to engage in social media activities related to indoor tanning.

Childhood syndrome combining lung disease, arthritis identified A research team has identified a new autoimmune syndrome characterized by a combination of severe lung disease and arthritis. The hereditary disorder, which appears in early childhood, had never been diagnosed as a single syndrome. The new research revealed that it is caused by mutations in a single gene that disrupt how proteins are shuttled around within cells. Patients with the newly discovered syndrome have a poor prognosis, and at present can only be treated with anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs. Many have lung disease so severe that they must receive lung transplants.

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