Kids Health

Simple directions from parents can guide children’s discovery

Whether it’s probing a child’s understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior research shows that children use both exploration and explanation […]

Health Problems

Conversion from sleep disorder to neurodegeneration studied

(HealthDay)—Predictors of neurodegeneration from idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) have been identified, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Brain. Ronald B. Postuma, M.D., from McGill University in Montreal, and colleagues examined the risk for neurodegenerative disease and predictors of neurodegeneration in a large cohort of iRBD patients. Prospective follow-up data from […]

Health News

How teens from non-vax families can become vaccinated

When Maya Moses decided she wanted to be vaccinated at age 18, she was nearly put off by the complexity and expense. “I was quite overwhelmed and disheartened because the doctor meant to be specialising in it couldn’t even help me figure out what to get done and when to get done,” Ms Moses said. […]

Health Problems

Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells

A simple drug cocktail that converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain injuries. A team of researchers at Penn State identified a set of four, or even three, molecules that could convert glial cells—which normally provide support and insulation for neurons—into new […]