Research


Hope for parents with autistic children

William West | 18 January 2013

New research indicates that some children with autism may be able to lead a more normal life than previously thought.


Cognitive function enhancing video games? Hmmm

Mariette Ulrich | 19 September 2011
Do action video games make you smarter? Some research says, yes.

Adoption works well

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 December 2010
Adoption has been under attack in recent decades and has almost disappeared within western countries as an option for a mother who is not in a position to bring up her child. Perhaps it was often handled badly in the past, but family scholar Pat Fagan has found solid evidence that adoption works well for children.

NZ study will keep tabs on 7000 children

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 November 2010
The first results from a New Zealand cohort study were published over the weekend with great fanfare, the first NZ Herald headline reading, “40pc of pregnancies unplanned”. I think we were meant to be shocked rather than delighted at the lack of calculation behind so many births.
 

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