Neuroscience

A rough childhood could stunt your brain's growth

U.S. researchers say kids who have had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse or neglect, during their preschool years, can have stunted growth of some brain structures by the time they reach adolescence.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sound-shape associations depend on early visual experiences

Data from individuals with different types of severe visual impairment suggest that the associations we make between sounds and shapes—a "smooth" b or a "spiky" k—may form during a sensitive period of visual development ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antenatal screening for kidney problems in early childhood

Babies who have persistent fluid-filled areas in their kidneys during gestation are likely to present with urinary tract problems and to be admitted to hospital in early childhood, according to new research published by Shantini ...

Oncology & Cancer

Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born to obese mothers were more likely to develop cancer in early childhood.

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