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Survey Finds Much Victimization of Children Goes Unreported
Health Day News found that in the past year 60 percent of 10 to 17-year olds surveyed were victims of violence, abuse, or crime.  The survey also found that close to 46 percent of all incidents had been reported.  This is a great improvement since previous years, but still more than half of the victims are seeking emotional and physical help.  (Yahoo News)

Chickenpox Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates: Study
In the past decade there has been increasingly less hospitalizations of children suffering from the chickenpox.  The newer two-dose vaccine released in 2006 is believed to offer better protection, according to the Center for Disease Control.  (Health Day.com)

Visual Skills Required for Independence Are Impaired in Children With Autism Research Finds

According to the University of Bristol new research indicates that children with autism are unable to search effectively for objects in real-life situations, which is contrary to previous studies that show that children with Autism often demonstrate outstanding visual skills. (Science Daily.com)

Brain Scans Show Children with ADHD Have Faculty Off Switch for Mind-Wandering

Researchers from the Motivation, Inhibition and Development in ADHD Study (MIDAS) group at the University of Nottingham found evidence that children with ADHD require either much greater incentives — or their usual stimulant medication — to focus on a task.  (Science Daily.com)

`Violent Games Not To Blame for Youth Aggression, Study Suggests
Exposure to violence in video games or on television is not related to serious acts of youth aggression or violence among Hispanics particularly, in the US. Dr. Christopher Ferguson from Texas A&M International University recruited 302 mainly Hispanic youth between the ages of 10 and 14 years.  He found that depressive symptoms were a strong predictor for youth aggression and rule breaking, and their influence was particularly severe for those who had preexisting antisocial personality traits. However, neither exposure to violence from video games or television at the start of the study predicted aggressive behavior in young people or rule-breaking at 12 months. (Science Daily.com)

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