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Mums who drink early in pregnancy ‘more likely to have unruly kids’


March 22nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): Teenagers whose mothers drank early in pregnancy are more likely to become unruly, aggressive and badly behaved, researchers claim.According to their study, the risk of anti-social behaviour rose ... Read more...

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Callous-unemotional traits help identify kids at risk of antisocial behavior


February 21st, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have highlighted the importance of callous-unemotional traits (CU) in identifying children at risk of antisocial behavior and other adjustment problems.Indiana University Bloomington faculty member Nathalie M.G. Fontaine, ... Read more...

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Medication common practice for insomnia in kids


July 27th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): Insomnia is a major problem among children in mental health treatment and at least a quarter of these patients are given sleep medication, a new survey of child ... Read more...

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Gene ‘makes kids more vulnerable to bullying’s effects’


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): It's well-known that children victimized by bullies face physical and emotional distress, and now researchers have discovered a genetic variation that moderates whether victims of bullying will go ... Read more...

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Premature kids more likely to have psychiatric disorder


April 26th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Significant advances in neonatal intensive care have led to increased survival rates of children born at less than 26 weeks of gestation known as "extremely preterm children" -- ... Read more...

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Earliest signs of autism in babies after 6 months of birth


February 16th, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 16 (IANS) Nascent symptoms of autism such as a lack of shared eye contact, smiling and communicative babbling appear in babies after the first six months of their birth. Autism is ... Read more...

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Teens who self-identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual at increased suicide risk


February 6th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study has shown that teenagers who self-identify as gays, lesbians and bisexuals are at a greater risk of having suicidal thoughts.Moreover, those who were unsure of ... Read more...

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Parent training can help reduce behaviour problems in autistic kids


November 26th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 26 (ANI): A treatment plan consisting of a combination of medication and a structured training program for parents can help reduce behaviour problems in children with autism and related conditions, ... Read more...

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Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder linked with ‘emptier brains’


January 17th, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Adolescents who experience the first outbreak of psychosis have less grey matter than healthy teenagers, a new study says. This change was noted in patients suffering from various ... Read more...

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Facing fears may be kids best way to conquer their phobias


October 30th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): Helping children face their fears may be the best way to help them manage their anxieties, suggests a new research.The study was presented at the annual meeting ... Read more...

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