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Research Unlocks Clues To Language-Based Learning In Children

COLUMBIA, Mo. – According to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), one in five individuals is impacted by language-based learning disabilities—one of the most common being dyslexia, which involves difficulty in reading or interpreting words, letters and other symbols. Now, a new study from the University of Missouri that

Hypnotherapy Trial Reduces Pain And Anxiety In Children With Burns

A world-first study has found medical hypnosis can reduce pain and anxiety in children being treated for serious burns.  The University of Queensland's Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) analysed whether hypnotherapy decreased pain, anxiety, and stress for children undergoing potentially painful changes to their burns dressings. UQ medical student and PhD candidate

Early detection method hopes to prevent psychosis

  Mental health researchers have made a promising breakthrough in the early detection of the risk of psychosis, with the eventual hope that patients could be given appropriate treatments earlier to prevent psychotic episodes from occurring.  Published in the Nature journal Translational Psychiatry, a new probability model developed by researchers in the

Preschoolers’ motor skill development connected to school readiness

Preschoolers' fine and gross motor skill development is indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness, according to a study published today by researchers from Oregon State University.  Preschoolers who performed better on fine and gross motor skill assessments early in the school year were more likely to

Could mental health boost emotional health?

Engaging a specific part of the brain during mental math exercises is connected with better emotional health, according to a new brain-scanning study published by Duke researchers in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.  The research takes a preliminary step toward informing new brain training strategies to stave off depression and anxiety.