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4 Your Health: Benefits of quiet time in the NICU

Reducing noise in hospital NICU’s could improve the health of infants.

A new study looked at the effects of enacting quiet time guidelines in several neo-natal intensive care units. The changes included limiting conversations dimming lights and conducting cleaning services at set hours.

As a result, researchers found infants had healthier heart rates during these quiet time hours.

Low income teens bullied more

A new study reveals a history of poverty may increase the risk of being bullied as a teen.

Canadian researchers surveyed more than 870,000 adolescents from 40 countries. Teens who grew up in poor areas were more likely to have been bullied than those from more affluent regions.

Where children learn most words

Young children may learn a lot from their parents but they’re more likely to pick up new words from other kids.

Scientists from Ohio State taught a group of two year olds several new words using speakers of different ages. They found toddlers learned new vocabulary more effectively from older children. And experts said toddlers may be more attuned to the sound of other children’s speech that resembles their own.

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney

Sean Mooney is cohost of Tucson Today, Monday-Friday 5-7 am.
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