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Horta BL, BahlR, Matines JC, Victora CG. 2007. Evidence on the long-term effects of breastfeeding: Systematic reviews and meta-analysis. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 52 pp.

Annotation: This report contains a review and analysis of literature on the association between breastfeeding and long-term health consequences, including blood pressure, diabetes and related indicators, serum cholesterol, overweight and obesity, and intellectual performance. The report discusses general methodological issues in studies of the long-term effects of breastfeeding, and discusses the study's literature search and review methods.

Contact: World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, Geneva, Switzerland , Telephone: (+ 41 22) 791 21 11 Fax: (+ 41 22) 791 3111 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-92-4-159523-0.

Keywords: Blood pressure, Breastfeeding, Diabetes, Intelligence, Literature reviews, Obesity, Statistical analysis

Miller J, ed. and Business Intellegence Braintrust. 2000. Millennium intelligence: Understanding and conducting competitive intelligence in the digital age. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 276 pp.

Hart B, Risley TR. 1995. Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company, 268 pp.

Annotation: This book describes a study of children ages one to three, their family interactions, their language development, and the effects that variations in these had on their subsequent intelligence.

Contact: Brookes Publishing, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624, Telephone: (800) 638-3775 Secondary Telephone: (410) 337-9580 Fax: (410) 337-8539 E-mail: Web Site: $22.00.

Keywords: Child development, Intelligence, Language development, Longitudinal studies, Low income groups, Parenting

Streissgut A. 1987. Prenatal Aspirin and Acetaminophen: 7-Year Follow-Up [Final report]. Seattle, WA: University of Washington,

Annotation: The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to aspirin and acetaminophen using three measures of outcome in seven-year-old children: Attentional parameters; IQ scores; and height, weight, and head circumference. The study followed 531 first-born singletons whose mothers had been interviewed prenatally in 1974/75. Among the findings were: (1) Prenatal acetaminophen exposure was not significantly associated with attention, IQ score, weight, or head circumference but it was significantly associated with offspring height at seven years; and (2) prenatal aspirin exposure was associated with significantly poorer attention and lower IQ scores, but not with decrements in height, weight, or head circumference. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB88-173687.

Keywords: Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Attention Deficit Disorder, Intelligence tests, School-age children

Frankenburg WK, ed. 1978. Second International Conference on Developmental Screening. Denver, CO: University of Colorado Medical Center, John F. Kennedy Child Development Center, 335 pp.

Annotation: These proceedings discuss how to promote more and better research in developmental screening. The document presents the work of researchers in the field and critiques of their presentations. Topics addressed were screening tools; predictive indices; developmental profiles; early detection; infant attention; high risk children; developmental approaches to routine health procedures; prediction of school performance and school problems from infant and preschool developmental screening; the impact of community intervention based on early screening; home environment, learning process, and IQ; home screening questionnaires; application of decision analysis in selecting cut-off scores; parent interview predictors of teacher ratings of school adaption; comparison of the Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) with the Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales (GMDS); two or three stage screening procedure comparison; comparison between the mailing method and office method of the prescreening developmental questionnaire; implementing a comprehensive screening system without reinventing the wheel; temperament and the handicapped child; and Boel screening in Sweden and Finland.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Child development, Conferences, Developmental screening, Early intervention, High risk children, Infants, Intelligence tests, Learning, Parents, Research, Screening tests, Temperament

Broman SH, Nichols PL, Kennedy WA. 1975. Preschool IQ: Prenatal and early developmental correlates. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 326 pp.

Annotation: This volume reports a multidisciplinary, longitudinal study of the precursors of intelligence, as measured by Stanford-Binet IQ scores, of 4-year-old children. Considered are the degree to which events during pregnancy and delivery, physical and psychomotor development in infancy and childhood, and certain major family characteristics were related to IQ scores. The book challenges the assertion that IQ is largely heritable.

Keywords: Early childhood development, Family characteristics, Intelligence, Intelligence tests, Labor, Pregnancy, Preschool children

U.S. Children's Bureau. 1958-1966. Your gifted child. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, irregular. (Children's Bureau publication: no. 371)

Annotation: This brochure is designed to help parents of gifted children and professionals serving them to understand these children and their development. The topics addressed are how a bright child relates to a world that operates more slowly, how to parent such a child, and how to help this kind of child develop his fullest potential in life. It is a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Children's Bureau.

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Children, Intellectual development, Intelligence


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