Coal-fired power plants are a source of mercury that people can ingest by eating fish.
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The Biden administration is moving to revive mercury limits for coal-fired power plants. A scientist explains mercury’s health risks and the role power plants play.
A better understanding of ADHD in girls will enable earlier recognition, diagnosis and, importantly, treatment for girls, than currently exists.
A human blastocyst. Researchers have now created ‘model’ versions of this early embryonic structure by reprogramming human skin cells.
Two research groups have turned human skin cells into structures resembling an early-stage human embryo, paving the way for exciting new research avenues, and opening up some tricky ethical questions.
Much of the baby’s distress, as well as that of the parents, can be prevented.
From the moment their baby is born, Australian parents receive conflicting advice on how to cope with newborn issues. What we are doing wastes our resources, but we’re not investing in alternatives.
Dyspraxia is more commonly associated with movement than emotions.
Developmental coordination disorder has only recently been recognised for what it is.
Future tennis champion? ‘He walked at eight months, ran at ten months and could catch a ball by the age of one.’
Milestone charts can be an effective tool in spotting developmental problems. But do they say anything about the future potential of children who are developing normally?
The majority of women stop drinking in their second trimester.
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Around 40% of Australian women drink alcohol while pregnant, despite medical guidelines recommending they don’t.
But it doesn’t mean teachers and therapists should abandon picture-based therapy.
In our study, it was the comparison groups of children who showed a visual learning style, not the children with autism.
Are kids being chemically quelled in order to fit into modern schools and workplaces?
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Every few months, the same question about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is posed in the media - is it real? The latest example comes from leading American neuroscientist, Dr Bruce Perry…
Sluggish cognitive tempo is used to describe kids whose attentional deficits are due to low levels of mental energy.
Sociology influences medicine more than we like to admit. One only needs to look at the history of psychiatric disorders – a term used broadly here to incorporate developmental disorders – to see how “normal…
While autism, schizophrenia, ADHD and x-linked intellectual disabilities are caused by a complex interaction of factors…