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Brain Injury and ADHD

Children who suffer a severe brain injury may be at risk for ADHD later in life.

That’s according to a new study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Researchers followed a group of three to seven-year-olds who had been treated for a severe brain trauma or an orthopedic injury.

They found children with brain injuries were more likely to develop ADHD within seven years. 

Social Media and Children

Social media may be more detrimental to young girls than boys.

Nearly 10,000 adolescents in the UK were asked about their use of social media and their overall happiness. 

Girls who spent more time on social media sites at the age of 10 had more emotional and behavioral problems than less frequent users.

There was no such association among boys.

Women in Science

A new study suggests kids recognize the role of females in science more than ever.

Researchers at Northwestern University looked at five decades of studies that made a simple request to kids over multiple generations: “draw a scientist.”

In the 1960’s and 70’s, less than *one-percent* of children depicted a woman when asked to draw a scientist.

That increased to 28-percent by 2016.

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