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  • Spain to Ease Lockdown Rules for Children

    Spain to Ease Lockdown Rules for Children0

    Salvador Illa Roca, Spain’s health minister, announced yesterday that, from April 27, children under 14 may leave their houses for short walks, after nearly six weeks of strict confinement. Earlier in the day, Spanish officials had declared that children could go out only to accompany adults in the tasks permitted by the state of emergency,

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  • New Sensor Detects Unattended Children in Cars

    New Sensor Detects Unattended Children in Cars0

    A new sensor detects, with extreme accuracy, the presence of occupants in a vehicle. A team from the University of Waterloo, Canada, developed the low-cost, low-power radar that can save the lives of children and pets left alone in a car. The device uses frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radars to send signals that are reflected

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  • Sesame Street’s Impact on Your Brain

    Sesame Street’s Impact on Your Brain0

    Examining brain activity while watching Sesame Street can provide significant information about how children will develop and perform when it comes to cognitive abilities. According to a new study published this month in PLOS Biology, using fMRI (Functional magnetic resonance imaging) technology to examine brain activity during the beloved educational television show reveals much more

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  • Mother’s Bad Diet Can Fend Off Children’s Disease

    Mother’s Bad Diet Can Fend Off Children’s Disease0

    Researchers find that children can actually benefit from a poor maternal diet.  Every mother warns her children—eating right will make you healthy. And every pregnant mother’s doctor warns her—a good diet means healthier children. But this age-old adage may not always be true. A group of British scientists found that a poor maternal diet can

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  • Karma Exists: What Doing Good Does For You

    Karma Exists: What Doing Good Does For You0

    It’s an old wisdom, but now there’s scientific proof: helping someone does not only benefit the reciever. The do-gooder also gets his or her share, in the form of more popularity and well-being. That’s at least what happened to a randomly selected group of 9-11 year olds in Vancouver that started performing acts of kindness.  A team of Canadian

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  • Why Children Think They Are Invisible when Covering Their Eyes

    Why Children Think They Are Invisible when Covering Their Eyes3

    Dr. James Russell and a research team at the University of Cambridge recently published work on young children’s conception of personal visibility, which furthers the understanding of cognitive development and of our emerging sense of self. The research involved children three to four years of age. Researchers placed an eye mask on each of the

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