Regardless of socioeconomic status, children who were overweight by age 7 had a higher risk of developing emotional problems by age 11, researchers report.
A new study reports on the detrimental impact childhood poverty has on cognition later in life. Researchers say those who grew up socially or economically disadvantaged are more likely to score lower on cognitive tests later in life.
A new study find increased levels of Alzheimer's related Tau protein in children under the age of 18 who suffer early onset psychosis.
Study reports higher levels of lutein in the eyes is linked to better academic achievement and cognitive abilities in children.
Study describes an increase in cases of a rare Kawasaki-like disease in children infected by coronavirus. The condition causes blood vessels to become inflamed and swollen, leading to fever, rashes, red eyes, cracked lips, swollen glands, and redness on the extremities. The condition is believed to be an abnormal immune overreaction to COVID-19 infection.
Researchers link physical fitness in children to increased gray matter volume in areas of the brain implicated in language processing and reading skills.
Younger children tend to prefer urban environments, but older children tend to prefer natural settings. Findings suggest an affinity for nature develops gradually during life rather than being inherent at an early age.
According to researchers, children reject playing with their peers based on more than behavior alone.
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An auditory-based machine learning algorithm was able to identify children diagnosed with depression and anxiety with 80% accuracy after analyzing recordings of their speech. The algorithm identified eight audio features that signify a higher risk of depression. Of these, a lower pitch of voice, repeatable speech inflections and a higher pitch response to surprise stimuli, were more indicative of depression. Researchers hope to develop a smartphone app that records and analyzes speech immediately, helping to better detect children at risk of internalizing disorders.