Gerontology & Geriatrics

Looming crisis for older family carers

Increasing numbers of older family carers, some in their 80s and 90s, are providing care to support adult children with severe learning disabilities or autism, according to a significant new report published today (Wednesday ...

Overweight & Obesity

Does fidgeting help to burn calories?

Children are often told off for fidgeting—but a study involving the University of Strathclyde has found that it could help them to use up energy amounting to nearly 3kg body weight a year.

Autism spectrum disorders

Could robots help unlock the mystery of autism spectrum disorder?

Given the many mysteries around autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers are always looking for new and innovative ways to solve the mystery and one of the most interesting is using robots to venture into the question ...

Health

Child-safety expert offers tips for holiday gifts

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, but it can quickly turn tragic if we're not careful, according to Bridget Boyd, MD, pediatric safety expert at Loyola University Health System.

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