Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
After Hardship and Homelessness, National Science Fair Honors
Samantha Garvey, an 18-year-old senior in Long Island, was named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for her work with mussels.
Brain Scans Spot Early Signs of Dyslexia
Instead of waiting for a child to experience reading delays, scientists now say they can identify the reading problem even before children start school, long before they become labeled as poor students and begin to lose confidence in themselves.
Parents May Hold Key to Treating Kids’ Obesity
Parents and caregivers should be involved in treatment programs for obese children and should lead by example, praise children’s progress and use setbacks as learning opportunities, experts say.
Children’s Book Award Winners Named
The American Library Association named the winners of the country’s most prestigious children’s book awards on Monday.
Allergic to Cold? It’s a Real Condition, Experts Say
Grant Schlager sounds like a typical Minnesota kid: He loves to play outside, no matter how cold it gets, and he’s pretty excited that a slow-to-start snow season is finally underway. But Grant, who turns 12 this week, has a problem: He is literally allergic to cold. It makes him break out in hives and could cause more serious reactions if he’s not careful.