14 November 2013
Boys are more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but new research suggests that more girls may have the condition than previously thought but may have not been diagnosed because they are better than boys at covering up some of the signs.
17 October 2013
New research from Children of the 90s shows that almost one in three children born prematurely (before 37 weeks) have lower Key Stage 1 (KS1) test results than children who are born at full term (37-42 weeks) and more than a third have special educational needs (SEN).
15 October 2013
A Passion for Science, published today to mark Ada Lovelace Day, celebrates many great women scientists, including Children of the 90s founder, Professor Jean Golding OBE, who overcame much adversity in childhood, including TB and polio, and went on to study maths at Oxford University at a time when men outnumbered women 10 to one.
1 October 2013
New research from Children of the 90s suggests that fish accounts for only seven per cent of mercury levels in the human body. In an analysis of 103 food and drink items consumed by 4,484 women during pregnancy, researchers found that the 103 items together accounted for less than 17 per cent of total mercury levels in the body.
30 September 2013
Children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have poorer sleep quality than their peers right up to their teens according to new research from Children of the 90s, published online today in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
6 September 2013
New research from Children of the 90s shows that mothers who drank alcohol and coffee, smoked and had a coal fire in their home during pregnancy were likely to have higher levels of lead in their blood than women who didn’t. Dietary calcium and iron seemed to have a protective effect.
5 September 2013
Children with behavioural problems may be at risk of many chronic diseases in adulthood including heart disease and diabetes, illnesses that result in part from chronic inflammation.
22 August 2013
Children who display hyperactivity, inattention and conduct problems at the age of three are at risk of worse academic outcomes at age 16, according to new research that uses data from Children of the 90s and which is published today in the British Journal of Psychiatry.
24 July 2013
A new study out today from Children of the 90s shows that children as young as seven had elevated levels of cotinine (a by-product of nicotine) in their blood if their mother smoked, particularly children whose mothers smoked 10 cigarettes a day or more.
13 July 2013
Children of the 90s researchers and colleagues in Brazil, have found a link between the types of diet eaten, particularly whether this includes fish, and anxiety in pregnancy. They suggest that eating fish during pregnancy could help reduce stress levels.