Category: Children’s Health

Photo illustration of an MRI machine.

January 27, 2015

MRIs link impaired brain activity to inability to regulate emotions...

UNC researchers find that the bigger the differences in brain activity related to emotion regulation, the more severe the autism. Gabriel Dichter, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and psychology was the paper's senior author.

Autism, Neurology, Treatment

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CJ Malanga

October 23, 2013

UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments fo...

C.J. Malanga discovered that three specific drugs affect three different kinds of neurotransmitter receptors that all seem to play roles in Fragile X Syndrome.

Autism, Neurology, Treatment

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A young child stacks blocks while a adult male observes him.

July 16, 2013

Study: Young children with autism benefit regardless of high-qualit...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School at Chapel Hill have found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used.

Autism, Research, Studies

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Illustration of a person handing over a questionnaire

July 13, 2012

Questionnaire completed by parents may help identify 1-year-olds at...

The First Year Inventory, a 10-minute questionnaire filled out by parents after a child’s first birthday, shows promise in identifying children who are later diagnosed with autism or other developmental problems.

Autism, Studies, Treatment

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Illustration of a hand holding a paddle.

August 9, 2010

Corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, UNC studi...

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.

Children's Health, Research

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