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When children don’t go to school to avoid getting bullied for their race, gender, religion, disability, or sexual orientation, schools can lose tens of millions of dollars each year. That’s because those absences can lower average daily attendance rates, which...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Regularly attending child care may have numerous developmental benefits for children who live in chaotic, disorganized home environments, suggests a new study. Numerous studies have linked chaotic households - homes that are overcrowded, noisy, unclean and lacking...
Facebook can have positive and negative effects on teens levels of a stress hormone, say researchers at the University of Montreal and the Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal. Led by Professor Sonia Lupien, the team found that...
A month before birth, fetuses can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and in Japanese. “Research suggests that human language development may start really early—a few days after birth,” says Utako Minai, associate professor of linguistics at the...
There has always been a debate about whether cats or dogs make the best pet. While arguments from either side are often fruitless in their attempts to convince the other, each raises great points about why cats and dogs...
New research from the USA suggests that college students are well aware that they should be personally responsible for their finances, including their card obligations, but this awareness rarely correlates with limiting the debts they accrue during their time...
Preschoolers who score lower on a working memory task are likely to score higher on a dropout risk scale at the age of 13, researchers at Université Sainte-Anne and the University of Montreal revealed today. "Dropout risk is calculated...
WASHINGTON, Jan 19, 2015 -- Dark, milk, semi-sweet or white, chocolate is a favorite treat for many --many humans that is. As much as we like it, chocolate can be lethal to our canine friends. Why can we humans...
A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds child care centers play a pivotal role when it comes to the physical activity levels of preschoolers. Yet few children get to experience outdoor recess time as...
Many parents and caregivers believe that multi-sensory stimulation during infancy promotes developmental growth and learning, but researchers who conducted eye movement experiments on preverbal infants show that this is not always true. The team discovered that 8 to 10 month...