Study explores how maternal infection can affect fetal brain development, leading to sensory processing disruptions associated with ASD and schizophrenia.
Children who experience loneliness before the age of 12 are more likely to experience stress in early adulthood which leads to an increased risk of an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
Children on the autism spectrum may not always process bodily movements correctly, especially if they are distracted by something else.
Using datasets of fetal ultrasounds, a new AI algorithm is able to detect cystic hygroma, a rare embryonic developmental disorder, within the first trimester of pregnancy.
Preterm babies who were fed maternal milk during and after a stay in NICU had greater academic achievement, higher IQs, and reduced risk of ADHD than their preterm peers who were not fed maternal milk.
Study suggests the evolutionary acquisition of language was driven by primary improvements in voluntary imagination, rather than speech apparatus.
Creativity and spontaneous strategies help children to make tasks that require concentration easier.
In young children, poor nutrition coupled with living in a chaotic environment may be detrimental to cognitive and executive function.
Exposure to multiple phthalates during pregnancy increases the risk for preterm birth, researchers report.
Chronic stress experienced by a woman in the later stages of pregnancy can affect her fetus' ability to absorb iron by up to 15%. Researchers say the effects of iron deficiency are more noticeable in male fetuses.