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Friday, December 18, 2020
Low-Income Preschoolers Exposed to Nurturing Care Have Higher IQ Scores During Their Teen Years, Landmark Study Finds
Preschoolers living in impoverished communities who have access to a nurturing home environment have significantly higher intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in adolescence compared to those raised without nurturing care. That is the finding of a new international study conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, which examined data from more than 1,600 children who were followed from birth through their teenage years. Results were published this week in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.
Monday, August 19, 2019
UM School of Medicine Researcher Warns of Need for Malaria Drug to Treat Severe Cases in U.S.
Each year there are more than 200 million cases of malaria worldwide, a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite that brings on fever and body aches and, in some cases, more serious conditions such as coma and death. While the vast majority of these cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the U.S. each year sees more than 1,500 cases, and currently there is limited access to an intravenously-administered (IV) drug needed for the more serious cases, according to a top malaria researcher at the University of Maryland School Medicine (UMSOM).
Monday, May 06, 2019
UM School of Medicine's Dr. Karen Kotloff Receives 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from Temple University
Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has received the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Maryland Schools are Doing More to Improve Kids Health, Report Finds
Schools across Maryland are doing more to encourage their students to eat healthy foods and to be physically active, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Research Shows That Co-Sleeping with Toddlers Can Impact Mother's Mental Health
For parents of toddlers with sleep problems, co-sleeping may not be a good strategy, according to new research from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). Co-sleeping is defined as a parent sleeping in the same room or same bed with their child.