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Prenatal stress can affect child’s mental health 21 June 2016 Expectant mothers who experience stressful life events during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop depression in adolescence, according to new research on Children of the 90s.
  • Prenatal stress can affect child’s mental health 21 June 2016 Expectant mothers who experience stressful life events during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop depression in adolescence, according to new research on Children of the 90s.
  • Genes provide new insights into the causes of migraine 20 June 2016 An international research consortium has identified 28 new genetic risk factors for common migraine, bringing the total known to 38.
  • Cycle training for children has benefits in adolescence 9 June 2016 In a large-scale UK study of cycling and related safety behaviours, researchers from Children of the 90s (University of Bristol) have found that children who did a National Cycle Proficiency Scheme (NCPS, now Bikeability) course in primary school were more likely than children who didn’t do a course to:
  • £1.75M to explore gene’s role in dementia risk 7 June 2016 The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded scientists at Cardiff, Bristol and Oxford a £1.75 million grant to work with Children of the 90s to study how a specific genetic variant known to increase risk for dementia affects the brain.
  • Moving school may increase risk of psychotic symptoms in late teens 24 May 2016 Hallucinations, delusions and disturbed thoughts in 18-year-olds may in part be due to frequently moving school as a child.
  • Four in 10 premature babies score low at KS4 18 May 2016 New research funded by the Southmead Hospital Charity Research Fund shows that almost four in 10 children (39.4%) born prematurely (before 37 weeks) had lower Key Stage 4 (KS4) test results than children who were born at full term (37-42 weeks) and almost a quarter (24.3%) preterm children had special educational needs (SEN).
  • Placenta size and child bone development linked 12 May 2016 A larger placenta during pregnancy could result in children having larger bones, according to a new study by the universities of Southampton and Bristol that used data from over 500 participants in Children of the 90s.
  • Early walking in toddlers linked to stronger bones 11 May 2016 Children who start to walk and jump earlier are more likely to have stronger bones later on in life, according to research on data from 2,327 participants in Children of the 90s.
  • Born Talking seminar, Monday 11 July 3 May 2016 The Born Talking seminar series is a series of events that focus on using birth cohort data* to address questions about typical and atypical speech, language and communication. The fifth event in the series will take place in collaboration with ALSPAC and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit on Monday 11 July 2016 at Canynge Hall, University of Bristol, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS.
  • Stress leads to longer, later bedwetting 12 April 2016 In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have confirmed that high levels of family stress in early life can cause children to wet the bed for prolonged and persistent periods of time.
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