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Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school (12/15/2014)

It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children's performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face. ...> Full Article


Heavier newborns show academic edge in school (12/11/2014)

Birth weight makes a difference to a child's future academic performance, according to new Northwestern University research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants with lower birth weights. Led by a multidisciplinary team of Northwestern researchers, the study raises an intriguing question: Does a fetus benefit from a longer stay in the mother's womb? ...> Full Article



Children's drawings indicate later intelligence (8/23/2014)

Children's drawings indicate later intelligenceHow 4-year-old children draw pictures of a child is an indicator of intelligence at age 14, according to a study by King's College London, published today in Psychological Science. The researchers studied 7,752 pairs of identical and non-identical twins from the Medical Research Council funded Twins Early Development Study, and found that the link between drawing and later intelligence was influenced by genes. ...> Full Article


Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later (7/26/2014)

A study of 1,890 identical twins has found that strong early reading skill might positively affect later intelligence. The twins, who are part of an ongoing longitudinal study in the United Kingdom, share all their genes as well as a home environment. Differences shown in intellectual ability came from experiences they didn't share. The twin with stronger early reading skills was found to have higher overall intellectual ability by age 7. ...> Full Article


Shy toddlers understand more than their speaking ability indicates (2/7/2014)

Scientists have known that shy toddlers often have delayed speech, but a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that the lag in using words does not mean that the children don't understand what's being said. ...> Full Article


Toddlers' aggression is strongly associated with genetic factors (1/22/2014)

The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment, according to a new study led by Eric Lacourse of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine Hospital. Lacourse's worked with the parents of identical and non-identical twins to evaluate and compare their behaviour, environment and genetics. ...> Full Article


Why parenting can never have a rule book (9/9/2013)

Any parent will tell you that there is no simple recipe for raising a child. Being a parent means getting hefty doses of advice -- often unsolicited -- from others. But such advice often fails to consider a critical factor: The child. A new review of dozens of studies involving more than 14,600 pairs of twins shows that children's genetics significantly affect how they are parented. ...> Full Article


Study finds planned C-sections provide no advantage over planned vaginal birth of twins (2/22/2013)

Findings suggest planned birthing of twins at 32-38 weeks by cesarean section does not decrease perinatal or neonatal death compared to planned vaginal birth. ...> Full Article


New study shows earlier birth is best for twins (6/22/2012)

University of Adelaide researchers say women pregnant with twins should elect to give birth at 37 weeks to avoid serious complications. ...> Full Article


Twinning is winning: Moms of twins live longer (5/15/2011)

Compared with other mothers, women who deliver twins live longer, have more children than expected, bear babies at shorter intervals over a longer time, and are older at their last birth, according to a University of Utah study. The findings do not mean having twins is healthy for women, but instead that healthier women have an increased chance of delivering twins. ...> Full Article

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