Child Development

iPad learning

Children can learn problem-solving skills with iPad

Nowadays touchscreen devices like iPad and tablets are quite popular in children. One question is when using an iPad, can they learn problem-solving skills besides...
afternoon nap

How an afternoon nap can boost your language learning

One important part of language learning is to make associations among new words. This requires consolidation, a process can strengthen memories and make them...
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Bad boys, good girls? Parents do not discipline their sons and daughters differently

In both science and society, it is debated how much parents contribute to gender differences in the behavior of their children. Are boys for example...
Inducing change in the young brain

Inducing change in the young brain: Does time matter?

The concept that children have greater capacity to learn and adapt to their environment compared to adults is based on observations that children have...
Digital games

Digital games may help students develop critical thinking skills

Game-based learning has gained lots of attention in the science and education fields. Previous research has focused on game playing in various fields, such as...
Happy eating

How does food change the timing of puberty?

Puberty is a special phase for individual development. During puberty, a child goes through a series of physical and psychological changes, which help him/her...
Classroom

Student’s second-language grade may depend on classroom listening position

When I learnt second language in middle school, listening test was always the hardest part I tried every method to conquer. Nevertheless, the testing score...
Learning math

Hand gesture, a powerful way to learn math

Gestures play an important role in our daily communication. Whenever you talk with your friends, family members, colleagues, boss, or even a stranger, you use...
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Hand gesture can help 2-year-olds learn words

When we learn new knowledge, it is better to get the information from more than one channel. For example, when we learn knowledge about a...
Sports at school

Sports can improve children’s school performance and health

When I was in elementary school, I studied very hard to become a top student. Even in the physical education class, I tried my...

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These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

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Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...