Fish is generally regarded as “brain food” because it contains nutrients that are good for the immune system. However, some types of fish, such as tuna, may be hazardous in high amounts because of its mercury content.
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Although adults usually think of music and spoken language as two different things, new research from the University of Maryland, College Park suggests that the ability to understand both phenomena are related within the brain development of babies.
The amount of research suggesting that music can support the brain development of children continues to grow. Recently, scientists from Case Western Reserve University demonstrated that parents can encourage kids’ interest by creating something known as a “music play zone.”
Although most parents are aware that children who participate in sports are at risk of concussions, experts from the Loyola University Health System are reminding the public that all children are vulnerable, regardless of whether they engage in athletics are not.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are collaborating with experts from UPMC to educate youth athletes about preventing the consequences of concussions.
If parents wish to do everything in their power to improve their children’s brain development, they may want to pay attention to how often they complain in their kids’ presence.
Researchers from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine developed a new questionnaire that may help the parents and medical providers of preschool-aged children understand whether patterns of temper tantrums are typical or a sign of abnormal brain development.
While teachers will certainly do their best to inspire a love of reading in their young students, it is important for parents to promote reading around the house, before children begin their schooling.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health Obesity Prevention Center discovered that efforts to curb television viewing among adolescents may decrease weight management problems. These results are important given the link between physical fitness and brain development.
The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health suggests that when it comes to children’s health, adults think that the two biggest worries are a lack of exercise and obesity.