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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Children's Health: ype 1 diabetes prevention: Insulin vaccine undergoes second trial ♦ Understanding others' thoughts enables young kids to lie ♦ New test predicts teens' future risk of heart diseas

Type 1 diabetes prevention: Insulin vaccine undergoes second trial A vaccination against type 1 diabetes may soon be available to young children: the Pre-POINT early vaccination study will involve children between the ages of six months and two years from across Germany who have a first-degree relative with type 1 diabetes. In the preceding Pre-POINT study a positive immune response was triggered in children aged between two and seven years with the aid of powdered insulin. The follow-up Pre-POINT early study will now test whether this effect can be confirmed by giving very young children oral insulin, and whether type 1 diabetes can be prevented in the long term.
Understanding others' thoughts enables young kids to lie Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward, according to new research.
New test predicts teens' future risk of heart disease A new test can predict teenagers' future risk of heart disease, the number one killer of both men and women. By identifying those at risk early, the test enables doctors to encourage the healthy behaviors that could one day save the teens' lives
Birth weight, poor childhood growth linked to hearing, vision problems in middle age A study of up to 433,390 UK adults has linked being under and overweight at birth with poorer hearing, vision and cognition in middle age. 
Parents Influence Children's Play of Violent Video Games Parents who are anxious and emotional can impact their children's violent video game play, according to new research. Warm and restrictive parents successfully limited children’s play. However, anxious parents had the opposite effect.

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