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AHD @Alliance_HDFunding Opportunities! Development Grants for the Indigenous Component of HeLTI: https://t.co/nJK5nSkavy This funding opportunity seeks applicants who self-identify as Indigenous or provide evidence of having meaningful and culturally-safe involvement with Indigenous Peoples.6 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDThe learning gap between rich and poor students hasn’t changed in decades. The average performance of the lowest income students in the United States lags about three to four years behind that of the highest income students. https://t.co/hnPred46Uf via @AddThis8 hours ago
AHD @Alliance_HDDecoding the Teenage Brain (in 3 Charts). New technologies are shedding light on what really makes adolescents tick—and providing clues on how we might reach them better: https://t.co/1oDlsVoUmY1 day ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @DOHaD2019: We broke a record!!!! Almost 800 abstracts from 43 different countries! That’s the highest ever recorded. We are getting ver…4 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDInfant sleep duration associated w. mother's level of education & prenatal depression: babies sleep less at 3 months of age if their mothers do not have a uni. degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery: https://t.co/MR4TGK010M https://t.co/3gGx2juUqP5 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDChild's elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy: Risks for autism and depression are higher if one’s mother was in hospital w. an infection during pregnancy: major Swedish observ. study of nearly 1.8m children: https://t.co/zlGVAuw9iz https://t.co/RH6l56bAUF5 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDHow team sports change a child's brain: Team sports associated with less depression in boys as young as 9 https://t.co/brnH9a4ab5 via @WUSTL5 days ago
AHD @Alliance_HDHow to Talk to Your Kids About Drugs When Everyone Is Doing Them https://t.co/yGdNzRijdj1 week ago
AHD @Alliance_HDSmoking during pregnancy doubles the risk of sudden unexpected infant death, study warns. "...any amount of smoking during pregnancy -- even just one cigarette a day -- doubles the risk of an infant dying from sudden unexpected infant death (SUID)." https://t.co/EbXxJYOiJE https://t.co/bpbh8BA91S2 weeks ago
AHD @Alliance_HDAnti-vaxers' adult son gets measles; now, he has this message for the world @CNN https://t.co/NHxyTwIjVg2 weeks ago
AHD @Alliance_HDBlood test developed to predict spontaneous preterm birth https://t.co/KvpfdpfyUl3 weeks ago
AHD @Alliance_HDStudy provides new details on how stress processes in low-income families could affect children's learning https://t.co/bR8LFz37Tm via @PsyPost3 weeks ago
AHD @Alliance_HDDr. S.Matthews, Dir. of Research @Alliance_HD w. Nicole Girard, Canadian Consul Gen. Bangalore - discussing the HeLTI India project and the HeLTI initiative with Dr. Kumaran, HeLTI-India PI, Epidemiology, Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, Mysore and Dr. D. Sellen @UofT @CIHR_IRSC https://t.co/n64qaGkOmy4 weeks ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @UNICEF: This is for anyone who has experienced abuse online… Powerful spoken word poem by @Clickfortaz. #ENDviolence online. https:/…4 weeks ago
AHD @Alliance_HDRT @UNICEF: These close calls will make you wince. Can you get to the end without looking away? #VaccinesWork https://t.co/8YT6HHJ1nu4 weeks 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.