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Friday, November 20, 2015

Children's Health: How a raisin can predict a toddler's future academic ability ♦ Infants with blind parents pay less attention to eyes ♦ Link between breakfast quality and educational outcomes

Study provides strongest evidence yet of a link between breakfast quality and educational outcomes A new study of 5,000 9- to 11-year-olds demonstrates significant positive associations between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes.The research found that the odds of an above average Teacher Assessment score were up to twice as high for pupils who ate breakfast.
More than 8 percent of children with cancer have genetic predisposition, The most detailed analysis yet of the role germline mutations in genes associated with cancer predisposition play in the development of childhood cancer suggests that comprehensive genomic screening may be warranted on all pediatric cancer patients, not just those with a family history of cancer
How a raisin can predict a toddler's future academic ability A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight,.
Infants with blind parents pay less attention to eyes For parents of young children, there are few milestones more memorable than that first word. But people communicate an awful lot to each other without ever saying anything at all. So, how do infants learn to communicate with the people around them nonverbally, through eye contact? Researchers have some new insight into this silent form of communication from an unlikely source: the sighted children of blind parents

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