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MSU Scientists Study Gene Causing Children’s Seizures

Thursday, July 27, 2017
Richard Neubig

Two rare diseases caused by a malfunctioning gene that triggers seizures or involuntary movements in children as early as a few days old have left scientists searching for…

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Kids Should Pay More Attention To Mistakes, Study Suggests

Monday, January 30, 2017
Jason Moser and Hans Schroder with child subject

Children who believe intelligence can grow pay more attention to and bounce back from their mistakes more effectively than kids who think intelligence is fixed, indicates a new…

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Parents Influence Junk Food Habits of Children

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Rick Sadler

Children driven to and from school by their parents not only get less exercise than their walking and biking classmates, but also are more inclined to have another…

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Two Common Medicines Found to Fight Deadly Childhood Cancer

Friday, October 2, 2015
Andre Bachmann

A combination of two medicines long used for treating other illnesses can stop the growth of a deadly childhood cancer, according to a recent study by a Michigan…

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Effects of Maternal Health on Child Behavioral and Cognitive Development

Friday, September 18, 2015

Michigan State University research Jean Kerver and Nigel Paneth discuss, “Archives for Research in Child Health in Child Development: Effects of Maternal Weight, Iodine Status and Thyroid Function…

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Helping Toddlers’ Understand Emotion Key to Development

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
mother and child

Child Health day, Oct. 5, 2015 The simple parenting strategy of helping toddlers understand emotion may reduce behavioral problems later on, finds a federally funded study led by…

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Childhood Stress Fuels Weight Gain in Women

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
woman on scale

Child Health Day, Oct. 5, 2015 When it comes to weight gain for women, childhood stress appears to be a bigger culprit than stress during adulthood, finds a…

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