TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 -- Kids whose moms don't get enough sunshine during pregnancy may be more likely to develop learning difficulties, researchers report.
The finding stems from data on more than 422,000 school-aged children in Scotland. Low levels of exposure to UVB rays -- but not UVA sunlight -- during the entire pregnancy was linked to learning disabilities later on.
TUESDAY, June 25, 2019 -- Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors often face intellectual and financial struggles, a new study finds.
Advances in treatment have prolonged the lives of many childhood brain tumor patients, but survivors may have to contend with a number of effects from the disease and its treatment, the researchers noted.
MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Many children have difficulty with learning at some point, but those with learning disabilities often have several specific and persistent signs, which can start in preschool years. Recognizing them as soon as possible allows a child to get needed help and make better progress.
General signs include difficulty with reading, writing, math skills, understanding or following directions, paying attention, retaining information, staying organized or understanding words or concepts, including time, according to the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 -- It's a no-brainer -- not getting enough sleep makes it harder for kids to learn. And a new study finds that starting school later in the morning can help teens be more alert during the day.
In 2017, the Cherry Creek School District in Greenwood Village, Colo., changed start times from 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. for its middle school students and from 7:10 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. for high school students.