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Language-savvy parents improve their children's reading development, Concordia study shows
Parents with higher reading-related knowledge are not only more likely to have children with higher reading scores but are also more attentive when those children read out loud to them. (2019-06-14)
Children's brains reorganize after epilepsy surgery to retain visual perception
Children can keep full visual perception -- the ability to process and understand visual information -- after brain surgery for severe epilepsy, according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health. (2019-06-04)
Synthetic version of CBD treats seizures in rats
A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at UC Davis. (2019-05-28)
Reading clinician visit notes can improve patients' adherence to medications
In a study led by Catherine DesRoches, DrPH, Executive Director of OpenNotes, patients who read their clinician's visit notes were more likely to take medications as prescribed. (2019-05-28)
Reading with toddlers reduces harsh parenting, enhances child behavior
People who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and the children are less likely to be hyperactive or disruptive, a Rutgers-led study finds. (2019-05-23)
Speech recognition technology is not a solution for poor readers
Could artificial intelligence be a solution for people who cannot read well (functional illiterates) or cannot read at all (complete illiterates)? (2019-05-13)
Patients reading visit notes report striking benefit over time
A new study from OpenNotes examines the benefits of patients reading their doctors' visit notes, specifically those from traditionally underserved populations. (2019-05-06)
Evaluating the impact of user interface changes on time spent searching for prior exams
The upgraded picture archiving and communication system (PACS) improves over the prior system in reduced time spent searching for prior studies and total time spent reading studies, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (2019-05-05)
Hearing loss weakens skills that young cancer survivors need to master reading
Researchers have identified factors that explain why severe hearing loss sets up pediatric brain tumor survivors for reading difficulties with far-reaching consequences. (2019-05-02)
New reading of Mesha Stele could have far-reaching consequences for biblical history
The biblical King Balak may have been a historical figure, according to a new reading of the Mesha Stele, an inscribed stone dating from the second half of the 9th century BCE. (2019-05-01)
Video plus brochure helps patients make lung cancer scan decision
A short video describing the potential benefits and risks of low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in addition to an informational brochure increased patients' knowledge and reduced conflicted feelings about whether to undergo the scan more than the informational brochure alone, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. (2019-04-19)
Too hungry to learn -- new research provides food for thought
Food insecurity -- that is, limited access to sufficient safe and nutritious food at home -- negatively impacts on the learning ability of adolescents in India, new research shows. (2019-04-09)
A 'million word gap' for children who aren't read to at home
Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. (2019-04-04)
Lumbar spine MRI reports are too difficult for patients to understand
As increasing numbers of patients gain online access to their radiology reports, a new study published in the April 2019 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) assesses how thoroughly patients understand these complex documents. (2019-03-29)
Does story time with an e-book change how parents and toddlers interact?
Traditional print books may have an edge over e-books when it comes to quality time shared between parents and their children, a new study suggests. (2019-03-25)
Brain region discovered that only processes spoken, not written words
Patients in a new Northwestern Medicine study were able to comprehend words that were written but not said aloud. (2019-03-21)
Study: Messages of stewardship affect Christians' attitudes about climate change
Christians' attitudes toward the environment and climate change are shaped by whether they hold a view of humans as having stewardship of the Earth or dominion over the planet, and reading material from religious sources advocating a stewardship interpretation can increase their concern for environmental issues, a new study found. (2019-03-11)
Neuroscientists at TU Dresden discover neural mechanisms of developmental dyslexia
Neuroscientist Professor Katharina von Kriegstein from TU Dresden and an international team of experts show in a recently published study that people with dyslexia have a weakly developed structure that is not located in the cerebral cortex, but at a subcortical processing stage; namely the white matter connectivity between the left auditory motion-sensitive planum temporale (mPT) and the left auditory thalamus (medial geniculate body, MGB). (2019-02-26)
Study: Teacher retention bonuses lead to positive results
Offering teachers a retention bonus to stay at low-performing schools may increase test score gains among students in both reading and mathematics, according to a new study. (2019-02-21)
Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre
Walking simulation games signal a new literary genre Research from the University of Kent has revealed that walking simulations are blurring the boundaries of different art forms to create a new literary genre. (2019-02-12)
Learning a second alphabet for a first language
A part of the brain that maps letters to sounds can acquire a second, visually distinct alphabet for the same language, according to a study of English speakers published in eNeuro. (2019-02-11)
Sociologists study the impact religion has on child development
Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? (2019-02-07)
Is type 1 diabetes associated with poorer performance in school by children?
This observational study compared standardized test scores in reading and math for more than 630,000 Danish public school children with and without type 1 diabetes. (2019-02-05)
Giving high school students the tools to question classic literature
Generations of students have read Shakespeare and Hemingway for high school literature class. (2019-01-29)
Language used on credit card websites the hardest to understand
New research led by the University of East Anglia reveals how easy it is for consumers to understand the language used on personal finance websites. (2019-01-25)
Study: Natural disaster affects children's schooling years later
A new study looked at changes in children's academic performance after major bushfires in Australia. (2019-01-24)
Long-read DNA analysis can give rise to errors, experts warn
Advanced technologies that read long strings of DNA can produce flawed data that could affect genetic studies, research from the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute suggests. (2019-01-22)
Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children
A University at Buffalo psychologist has published a neuroimaging study that could help develop tests for early identification of dyslexia. (2019-01-15)
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. (2019-01-14)
Diving deeper into developmental dyslexia
Men with dyslexia have altered structural connections between the thalamus and auditory cortex on the left side of the brain, new research published in JNeurosci reveals. (2019-01-14)
Intellectual curiosity and confidence help children take on math and reading
Children's personalities may influence how they perform in math and reading, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. (2018-12-19)
Study: Innovative model helps kids on autism spectrum avoid behavioral drugs in ER
An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the emergency department (ED) reduces the use of medication administered to kids who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this care setting. (2018-12-11)
Researchers investigate why older people read more slowly
One of the most obvious changes that comes with ageing is that people start doing things more slowly. (2018-12-06)
New review highlights importance of good sleep routines for children
University of British Columbia review of sleep research backs use of bedtime routines to promote healthy sleep for children. (2018-12-03)
Researchers reveal link between job titles and gender equality
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) have revealed a link between role-nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. (2018-11-28)
Kindergarten difficulties may predict academic achievement across primary grades
Identifying factors that predict academic difficulties during elementary school should help inform efforts to help children who may be at risk. (2018-11-19)
Dry eye syndrome slows reading rate, study suggests
Johns Hopkins researchers report that chronic dry eye, a condition in which natural tears fail to adequately lubricate the eyes, can slow reading rate and significantly disrupt day to day tasks that require visual concentration for long periods of time. (2018-11-15)
Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research. (2018-11-15)
Home monitoring confirms clinic diagnosis of high blood pressure
A US study found that home blood pressure readings of 130/80 mm Hg or higher correspond to greater risk for cardiovascular complications. (2018-10-29)
Why relationships -- not money -- are the key to improving schools
Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. (2018-10-25)
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