Cognitive skills developed from music lessons appear to transfer to unrelated subjects, leading to improved academic performance. Continue reading “Music lessons improve children’s cognitive skills and academic performance”
Primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to show increased aggression in middle childhood. Continue reading “Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function”
Studies in mice and rats have consistently shown that physical exercise increases the size of the hippocampus but until now evidence in humans had been inconsistent. Continue reading “Exercise increases brain size, new research finds”
While the national high school dropout rate has declined, many school systems still struggle with a high number of students who do not finish high school. Continue reading “Two behaviors linked to high school dropout rates”
Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new study shows.
Concussions are a major public health problem because of their high number in adolescents and athletes who practice contact sports. Their frequency is increased in preschool children since they have a more blurred notion of danger and are therefore more likely to be injured.
Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.
Children with reading difficulties should be more thoroughly screened for hearing problems, a new report by Coventry University academics has said. Continue reading “Screen children with reading difficulties more thoroughly for hearing problems, says new report”
MRI brain scans can predict language improvement after a cochlear implant, laying the foundation for creation of brain specific therapy.
Children participating in a 12-week, before-school physical activity program experienced improvement in body weight and social/emotional wellness, compared with their classmates who did not participate. Continue reading “Before-school physical activity program helps improve body weight and overall wellness”