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Friday, October 16, 2015

Children's Health: Different types of child abuse: Similar consequences ♦ Watching movies helped improve vision in children with amblyopia ♦ Children with developmental delays:

Different types of child abuse: Similar consequences Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain.
For children with rare genetic disorder, more extensive epilepsy surgery yields better seizure control Children with the genetic disorder tuberous sclerosis complexoften need epilepsy surgery for severe, uncontrollable seizures. A new study finds that seizure control is improved for patients undergoing more extensive surgery
Children with developmental delays: Are we checking their genes for answers? Few doctors would order genetic testing or refer a child to a genetics specialist as a first step when they see children with developmental delays.
Watching movies helped improve vision in children with amblyopia The concept of binocular dysfunction, in which the brain suppresses the image from the weaker eye in favor of the stronger eye, has motivated new approaches to amblyopia treatment. Researchers describe how the use of dichoptic therapy, which presents different images to each eye separately, combined with popular children's movies, has produced improved visual acuity in young children.
Conversations after a serious injury help young people internalize safety values A new study finds conversations parents have with their children after a serious injury help young people internalize safety values, a process similar to how a child develops a conscience.

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