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Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows

Photo: child models early-version prototype exoskeleton [21/08/2015] A University of Houston engineer has received funding to create a pediatric exoskeleton, designed to help children with spinal cord injuries and other mobility disorders walk.Exoskeleton for children: designed to grow as child grows - Read more

Surprising new view on the causes of cerebral palsy

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Photo: MRI images of children's brains [12/08/2015] In a new game-changing Canadian study, a research team from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy that turns experts' understanding of the condition on its head.Surprising new view on the causes of cerebral palsy - Read more

ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance

Photo: Mom and girl look at reward chart on the refrigerator [31/07/2015] Praise, or other possible reward, improves the performance of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on certain cognitive tasks, but until a recent study led by researchers from the University at Buffalo, it wasn't clear why.ADHD: Positive reinforcement plays key role in cognitive task performance - Read more

Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health

Photo: Father reading to his daughter [22/07/2015] Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms' mental health too, new research suggests.Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health - Read more

Type 1 diabetes: Healthy diets can be hard for parents to obtain

Photo: Mother buying healthy food with her child [08/07/2015] Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus often need to modify their eating habits, but many youths with T1DM do not consume a healthful diet. To learn more about the challenges their parents may face in providing them with a more healthful diet, researchers set out to discover the availability of healthier food options and the price difference of the food items at stores frequented by families.Type 1 diabetes: Healthy diets can be hard for parents to obtain - Read more

Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy

Photo: Premature baby [06/07/2015] Premature babies are at an increased risk for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But a small study indicates that preemies who avoid eye contact in early infancy are less likely to demonstrate symptoms of autism at age 2 than preemies who maintain eye contact during early interactions, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.Preemies at high risk of autism don't show typical signs in early infancy - Read more

Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are"

Dogs are man’s best friend. VITA assistance dogs are even more than that: they are partners for (canine) life. Whether it’s emptying the washing machine or helping with social contacts – they assist wherever they can. And they do so unconditionally.Assistance: "A dog does not judge and takes people as they are" - Read more

Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes

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Photo: The word [22/06/2015] A Montréal research team, co-supervised by Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret from the IRCM and Dr. Laurent Legault from the Montreal Children's Hospital, undertook the first paediatric outpatient study to compare three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes.Artificial pancreas system for children with type 1 diabetes - Read more

Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism

Photo: A toddler takes part in early intervention activities [12/06/2015] Early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) helps improve their intellectual ability and reduces autism symptoms years after originally getting treatment, a new study shows.Early intervention improves long-term outcomes for children with autism - Read more

Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children

Photo: Boy using a smartphone [03/06/2015] SINTEF researchers are now investigating whether technologies such as digital calendars and smart watches can also help children with autism and/or ADHD in their daily lives. Last year they have tested a variety of systems with the help of three families, involving a total of four children.Smart watches and apps can make life easier for ADHD children - Read more

 
 

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