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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Children's Health:World's first bilateral hand transplant on child ♦ Babies' brains show that social skills linked to second language learning ♦ Parents' health literacy affects child weight-loss tactics

Admission rates increasing for newborns of all weights in NICUs Admission rates are increasing for newborns of all weights at neonatal intensive care units in the United States, raising questions about possible overuse of this highly specialized and expensive care in some newborns.
Babies' brains show that social skills linked to second language learning Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it's been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for learning. New findings demonstrate for the first time that an early social behavior called gaze shifting is linked to infants' ability to learn new language sounds.
World's first bilateral hand transplant on child Surgeons recently completed the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted donor hands and forearms onto 8-year-old Zion Harvey who, several years earlier, had undergone amputation of his hands and feet and a kidney transplant following a serious infection.
Parents' health literacy affects child weight-loss tactics Parents who are less health literate may choose weight-loss strategies for their children that are unhealthy or not recommended. Governmental weight-control info may not be reaching families who need it most.
Study finds unexpected biases against teen girls' leadership Are today's teen girls poised to close the gender gap tomorrow? A new research report suggests that teen girls face a powerful barrier to leadership: gender bias.

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