Think you have low IQ? Blame it on the time you were in your mother's womb, as a new study suggests that people whose mothers had blood pressure during pregnancy could have a lifelong effect of their intelligence. A research conducted on pensioners revealed that those whose mothers had high blood pressure during pregnancy scored an average of 4.36 points lower on IQ tests than those who did not, Mail Online reports.
A new study conducted with juvenile detainees in Chicago as subjects, suggests that after five years of imprisonment, more than 45 percent of males and about 30 percent of females had one or more psychiatric disorders with associated impairment.
Parenting is certainly not easy. Among a million things that a parent needs to take care of, one of the most important areas that a parent needs to be alert about is to keep their children away from addiction of any sort. And these days, addiction is not limited to substance abuse, but also extends to addiction of electronic gadgets and the internet.
In what could be called a breakthrough in the world for the betterment of children with special needs, Charlie the robot designed by University of South Carolina's College of Engineering and Computing doctoral student, Laura Boccanfuso could help children with autism improve their communication skills and interactions with others.
There is only a very thin line between being protective and being over protective. While a lot of parents tend to get over caring about their children, they fail to realize that by intervening in each and every aspect of their child's life might be doing more harm than good for their child's life. Such parents, who contact their children's professors, try to settle down disputes between their child and his/her friends, roommates, hunt for jobs for their children, etc, are called helicopter parents.
A new study has found that children have a better understanding of the concept of fairness than what was previously thought.
According to a new study, babies as young as six-months-old observe their parents very keenly to determine if something is funny, and this apparently helps them develop a sense of humor.
An insightful study published in Games for Health Journal: Research Development, and Clinical Applications reveals that children and adolescents with ASD are typically fascinated by screen-based technology such as videogames, which can be used for educational and treatment purposes.
"Eat your food" is a common parental demand that to most just signifies the desire to ensure your child is in fact eating and perhaps, even more likely, a subtle plea to get the child to be quiet for at least a few minutes.
an easy-to administer questionnaire can now distinguish a typical misbehavior of toddler-hood from more serious health issues to help parents to identify the difference.
When children are in good health, their stressful transition elementary school to middle school becomes much smoother, claims a new study. During the study, the researchers noted that those students who had chronic conditions such as asthma, obesity, learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and those with health-related needs, also had lower academic performances.