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Infants exposed to domestic violence have poorer outcomes and lower academic success

Emeritus Professor Linda Bullock has conducted a study into the impact on cognitive development in infants who are exposed to multiple father figures in their early lives, after a transformative experience in her early professional years as a nurse led her to commit to ensuring women living in domestic violence situations are better protected.

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by Freya Lucas

Babies and toddlers may exit the pandemic with lower IQs, researchers have found

While the COVID-19 pandemic has left its mark on every global citizen in some way, it may be having a profound impact on babies and toddlers, researchers say, with early findings showing that babies born during the pandemic may have lower IQ scores than those born before it.

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by Freya Lucas

To boost later mental health, get boys involved in sport in early childhood, research says

Boys who play sports in early childhood are less likely to experience depression and anxiety symptoms in middle childhood, a new study from the Université de Montréal has found.

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by Freya Lucas

Childhood abuse linked with premature death in adulthood, UCL research finds

Children who experience sexual or physical abuse or who are neglected are more likely to die prematurely as adults, according to a new study analysing data from the 1950s to the present by researchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Cambridge.

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by Freya Lucas

Therapy for babies showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of clinical diagnosis at age 3

A therapy for infants showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of the child meeting diagnostic criteria for autism at three years of age. That’s according to our new research, published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.

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by Freya Lucas

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