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AHD @Alliance_HDPregnant moms & their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition. Poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory & learning, when pregnant women or their offspring consumed greater quantities of sugar. https://t.co/fxOZORmMgX https://t.co/ZX9dpEXyMl21 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDMother's Depression Might Do the Same to Her Child's IQ. Study finds maternal depression negatively impacts a child's cognitive development, infancy through age 16. https://t.co/RToZarxXUZ https://t.co/UW7NliKXID21 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @UNICEF: Love. Nutrition. Stimulation. The first 1000 days represent a critical moment in a child’s cognitive development. We need more…22 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDStudy: Yoga and mindfulness may help elementary school students manage stress, anxiety. https://t.co/KWSx5GbryO https://t.co/ilirItwMHp2 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDShort sleep duration is a risk factor or marker of the development of obesity in infants, children, and adolescents. https://t.co/sm9d3Q0W7W https://t.co/yRqeN7gW1P2 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRelationships between psychosocial distress and diet during pregnancy and infant birthweight in a lower-middle income country: “Healthy mothers, healthy communities” study in Vanuatu https://t.co/6Lxp46t4IG2 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDWe need to stop worrying and just let our kids play https://t.co/0gsOsif4Ay3 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDSymptoms of depression can lead to overreactive parenting, study finds: https://t.co/x9shSNAIMv https://t.co/Xmv85clJk94 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @OISEUofT: Do you know these risks for domestic violence? A history of violence and increased stress levels are only two of the risk fac…4 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDMany moms-to-be know that their health even before they become pregnant can affect the health of their babies. New research in @TheLancet: pre-conception health of FATHERS can have profound impacts on the health of their offspring! https://t.co/CAUkMLtaLH https://t.co/BocSUvD50q4 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDHow dad's health can affect the baby, too @CNN https://t.co/BocSUvD50q4 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDCounting, sorting and simple sums: More mathematics at home might boost kids' early number processing and calculation skills https://t.co/pn8MvWLovH https://t.co/GICthF5qxp5 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDBuilding a future in science with construction-based toys: Childhood play experiences strongly shape a person's spatial skills, according to a new CIRES-led study -- those skills can be critical to success in fields like science and engineering. https://t.co/HoRxMHgoCJ https://t.co/fyubwO93th5 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDGood motor skills may enhance reading skills in obese children https://t.co/7vRfFT1BEM5 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDIn a new study, cognitive neuroscientists found that lullabies soothe both moms and babies simultaneously, while playsongs increase babies' attention and displays of positive emotion toward their mothers. https://t.co/1n9fURaCPa https://t.co/cZ88f4DD8c5 days ago

AHD Executive Director is one of the co-authors of the new series on early childhood development by The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals.

Prof. Stephen Lye: “We have a growing understanding of the importance of early childhood development and the first 1000 days of life, beginning right from the fertilization of the egg, on brain development. By the age of three, 85 per cent of brain development will be complete.”

The series was launched at a conference on “Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale,” hosted by the UNICEF, the World Bank and the WHO on October 5, 2016 where Steve Lye delivered a presentation on the importance of ECD.