A link between maternal smoking and a common childhood cancer by UC Science Today

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The amount of time spent in pre-K schooling is important, especially for kids from low-income families. This, according to education professor Bruce Fuller of the University of California, Berkeley.

“If kids were growing up in poor households, a lot of these parents were working swing shifts, grave yard shifts, or they can’t afford high quality children’s books. So it is probably a resource problem. But when young kids are growing up in these more impoverished settings, then a quality preschool can pack a much bigger punch.”

Their study also found that middle-class kids showed no change in their academic performance if they stayed in preschool for a whole day versus half-day.

“If the teachers are very intentional about introducing cognitively challenging tasks, getting around in circle time digging into kids books, teaching kids how to count in colorful blocks, you can sort of get a big boost of that in 3 to 4 hours. After that kids might be outside on playground or the teachers getting tired.”
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A link between maternal smoking and a common childhood cancer by UC Science Today

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The amount of time spent in pre-K schooling is important, especially for kids from low-income families. This, according to education professor Bruce Fuller of the University of California, Berkeley.

“If kids were growing up in poor households, a lot of these parents were working swing shifts, grave yard shifts, or they can’t afford high quality children’s books. So it is probably a resource problem. But when young kids are growing up in these more impoverished settings, then a quality preschool can pack a much bigger punch.”

Their study also found that middle-class kids showed no change in their academic performance if they stayed in preschool for a whole day versus half-day.

“If the teachers are very intentional about introducing cognitively challenging tasks, getting around in circle time digging into kids books, teaching kids how to count in colorful blocks, you can sort of get a big boost of that in 3 to 4 hours. After that kids might be outside on playground or the teachers getting tired.”
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A link between maternal smoking and a common childhood cancer by UC Science Today

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The amount of time spent in pre-K schooling is important, especially for kids from low-income families. This, according to education professor Bruce Fuller of the University of California, Berkeley.

“If kids were growing up in poor households, a lot of these parents were working swing shifts, grave yard shifts, or they can’t afford high quality children’s books. So it is probably a resource problem. But when young kids are growing up in these more impoverished settings, then a quality preschool can pack a much bigger punch.”

Their study also found that middle-class kids showed no change in their academic performance if they stayed in preschool for a whole day versus half-day.

“If the teachers are very intentional about introducing cognitively challenging tasks, getting around in circle time digging into kids books, teaching kids how to count in colorful blocks, you can sort of get a big boost of that in 3 to 4 hours. After that kids might be outside on playground or the teachers getting tired.”
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A link between maternal smoking and a common childhood cancer by UC Science Today

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The amount of time spent in pre-K schooling is important, especially for kids from low-income families. This, according to education professor Bruce Fuller of the University of California, Berkeley.

“If kids were growing up in poor households, a lot of these parents were working swing shifts, grave yard shifts, or they can’t afford high quality children’s books. So it is probably a resource problem. But when young kids are growing up in these more impoverished settings, then a quality preschool can pack a much bigger punch.”

Their study also found that middle-class kids showed no change in their academic performance if they stayed in preschool for a whole day versus half-day.

“If the teachers are very intentional about introducing cognitively challenging tasks, getting around in circle time digging into kids books, teaching kids how to count in colorful blocks, you can sort of get a big boost of that in 3 to 4 hours. After that kids might be outside on playground or the teachers getting tired.”
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A link between maternal smoking and a common childhood cancer by UC Science Today

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The amount of time spent in pre-K schooling is important, especially for kids from low-income families. This, according to education professor Bruce Fuller of the University of California, Berkeley.

“If kids were growing up in poor households, a lot of these parents were working swing shifts, grave yard shifts, or they can’t afford high quality children’s books. So it is probably a resource problem. But when young kids are growing up in these more impoverished settings, then a quality preschool can pack a much bigger punch.”

Their study also found that middle-class kids showed no change in their academic performance if they stayed in preschool for a whole day versus half-day.

“If the teachers are very intentional about introducing cognitively challenging tasks, getting around in circle time digging into kids books, teaching kids how to count in colorful blocks, you can sort of get a big boost of that in 3 to 4 hours. After that kids might be outside on playground or the teachers getting tired.”
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A link between parental smoking and a common childhood cancer by UC Science Today

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If you are a parent and a smoker, your children’s DNA may be affected, even if you quit smoking before conception. Adam de Smith an associate researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, has found that prenatal smoking by either parent can cause what’s called a genetic deletion in their children.

De Smith: 7:40 It is a chunk of DNA that’s missing from a chromosome. The health effects are really to do with a particular area or region of DNA that is deleted. If this region includes important genes, than it usually lead to a health effect.”

The researchers looked at the gene deletions in the immune system, which can cause acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer.

“Thankfully, nowadays cure rates are upwards of 85-90 percent. Even though they have survived the cancers, they go on to health issues in later life. For example, increase risks of heart disease, pulmonary disease and also increased secondary cancer rates. Ideally, we would like to prevent childhood leukemia in the first place.”

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A link between parental smoking and a common childhood cancer by UC Science Today

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If you are a parent and a smoker, your children’s DNA may be affected, even if you quit smoking before conception. Adam de Smith an associate researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, has found that prenatal smoking by either parent can cause what’s called a genetic deletion in their children.

De Smith: 7:40 It is a chunk of DNA that’s missing from a chromosome. The health effects are really to do with a particular area or region of DNA that is deleted. If this region includes important genes, than it usually lead to a health effect.”

The researchers looked at the gene deletions in the immune system, which can cause acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer.

“Thankfully, nowadays cure rates are upwards of 85-90 percent. Even though they have survived the cancers, they go on to health issues in later life. For example, increase risks of heart disease, pulmonary disease and also increased secondary cancer rates. Ideally, we would like to prevent childhood leukemia in the first place.”

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