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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Children's Health: Light exposure linked to weight gain in children ♦ Children who take antibiotics gain weight faster than kids who don't ♦ Baby's' babbles reflect their own involvement in language developmen

Baby's' babbles reflect their own involvement in language development Babies' repetitive babbles, such as 'dada' or 'baba,' primarily are motivated by infants' ability to hear themselves talk, say researchers. Infants with profound hearing loss who received cochlear implants to improve their hearing soon babbled as often as their hearing peers, allowing them to catch up developmentally.
Children who take antibiotics gain weight faster than kids who don't Kids who receive antibiotics throughout the course of their childhoods gain weight significantly faster than those who do not.
Light exposure linked to weight gain in children A world-first study has revealed preschoolers exposed to more light earlier in day tend to weigh more. She says the research suggests light exposure, artificial and natural, needs to be part of the conversation about the weight of children, along with calorie intake, decreased physical activity and sleep patterns.
New study characterizes pediatric ED visits attributed to contact with law enforcement In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that injuries related to legal interventions, or contact with law enforcement, involving male teenagers is not an uncommon occurrence in the United States
Language literacy in kindergarten important for success in learning English English learners are more likely to become proficient English speakers if they enter kindergarten with a strong initial grasp of academic language literacy, either in their primary language or in English,

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