How can the Microsoft Kinect aid the medical field? AboutKidsHealth.ca reports

AboutKidsHealth.ca, leading online Canadian source for children’s health information, reports that developers are coming up with ingenious methods of improving surgical processes with the aid of Microsoft Kinect.

Kinect is a type of technology that allows the user to play video games on Xbox 360 without the need for a controller. The Kinect is equipped with a webcam-style add-on which projects infrared beams on everything in its path. This enables the user to control the game using gestures and voice commands. Further, Kinect is able to track the motions of its users. It can tell different users apart based on facial and body characteristics. Kinect is also relatively inexpensive, at $150, and holds the Guiness world record for fastest selling consumer electronics device.

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Kids perform better at science when taught to think like scientists according to study, reports AboutKidsHealth.ca

Leading online Canadian children’s health information provider, AboutKidsHealth.ca, reports that a study shows that kids perform better in science when taught how to think and act as scientists.

The three-year project research project, led by The University of Nottingham and The Open University, has shown that students who took the lead in investigating science topics of interest to them gained an understanding of good scientific practice.

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AboutKidsHealth.ca investigates how children deal best with the gift of language

AboutKidsHealth.ca, leading Canadian online provider of children’s health information, looks into how children are able to learn multiple languages much more easily than adults, and what parents can do to help.

Canadian-born, Christopher Woon was just a baby when he was first exposed to the mother tongue from his parents. While growing up in the English-speaking community of Port Hope, Ontario, he spoke exclusively in Korean in the house. Up until he was about 6, he would spend his summers visiting family in South Korea, and a few hours a day at a Hagwon, a private Korean summer school.

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Young adolescents with chronic conditions should begin preparing for adult care, advises AboutKidsHealth.ca

AboutKidsHealth.ca, leading online Canadian source for children’s health information, looks into what steps parents of children with chronic conditions can take to help them transition into adulthood taking charge of their own health.
Not long ago, it used to be that most children born with spina bifida would not survive to age 20. The condition, in which the spinal column does not close properly before birth, has several types and can create devastating problems. Over the decades however, surgery has helped improved both survival and the quality of life of these patients. Today, most children born with spina bifida will live full lives.

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Are social networks essential to improving the quality of life of teenage patients? AboutKidsHealth.ca investigates

Social networks are an incredible resource for teenagers who are hospitalized for extended periods of time, says AboutKidsHealth.ca

Since its inception more than two decades ago, the Internet continues to influence the way people work, play, and access information. What started out as a medium for academics and military personnel to share research and classified information, the Internet has become an ubiquitous array of invisible networks, connecting people from all corners of the globe on home computers, iPads, and smartphones.

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Acupuncture may help ease chronic pain in children, says AboutKidsHealth.ca

The heading Canadian online source for children’s health, AboutKidsHealth.ca, says that an increasing number of children are successfully using acupuncture to treat chronic pain.


When teenager Andrew Pearce was first diagnosed with the immune system disorder Guillaim-Barre syndrome, he could barely walk. At one point, he could not move anything in his body from his shoulders down. He went through a long series of therapies, including acupuncture, to help restore his muscle function. Acupuncture aided with his recovery by helping to stimulate the nerves and muscles in his knees.

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