Black youths and females face higher risk for foster care involvement
Results demonstrated that foster care involvement does vary based on age and sex, with Black youths and females disproportionately effected.
Maternal tobacco use tied to late childhood neurocognition deficits
Compared to children with no maternal tobacco usage during pregnancy, those exposed had associations to childhood neurocognition deficits.
Physical activity offers mental health boost for children with neurodevelopmental disorders
The approach can improve mental health and various subgroups such as cognitive function, psychological well-being, and more.
USPSTF: Speech, Language Delay Screening Lacks Evidence in Young Children
A new recommendation statement from the Preventive Services Task Force remains inconclusive on the benefits versus risks of asymptomatic screening for speech and language delay disorders.
COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and offspring neurodevelopment
Investigators of a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics concluded that maternal vaccination was safe with regard to neurodevelopment of the child at ages 12 months and 18 months.
Neighborhood disadvantages do not influence minority children’s autism diagnoses
Children of mothers in minority groups were associated with a higher likelihood of ASD diagnosis, but only children of White mothers had ASD associated with neighborhood disadvantages.
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