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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Many Parents Unaware of E-Cigarette Dangers to Children

Aug. 25, 2015 — Many parents and guardians who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers they pose to children, according to a new ... read more

Opioid Receptor Gene Variations Associated With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Severity

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study indicates that variations in opioid receptor genes are associated with more severe neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in newborn babies. The findings could help lead to the development of ... read more

Age and Thinking Style Affect How Young People Evaluate Online Information

Aug. 25, 2015 — With current research suggesting that many young people don’t question the information they find online, a new study reveals the factors that are most likely to predict they ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Using computer vision, signal processing and privacy protection, a doctoral student, along with electrical and computer engineering professors, have developed "MEBook," a combination of a ... read more

Maltreated Children's Brains Show 'Encouraging' Ability to Regulate Emotions

Aug. 20, 2015 — There's a common assumption that children subjected to abuse or trauma will have problematic emotions across the board -- muted responses to positive situations and extreme reactions to negative ... read more

Daycare Doesn't Lead to Aggressive Behavior in Toddlers

Aug. 20, 2015 — Working parents often worry about sending their toddlers to daycare. But the results of a new study that tracked almost 1,000 Norwegian children enrolled in daycare indicate that working parents can ... read more

Brief Postnatal Blindness Triggers Long-Lasting Reorganization in the Brain

Aug. 20, 2015 — A brief period of postnatal visual deprivation, when early in life, drives a rewiring of the brain areas involved in visual processing, even if the visual restoration is completed well before the ... read more

Middle-Aged Drivers Admit to Using Cellphones While Driving, Even With Children in the Car

Aug. 20, 2015 — A new study looks at the influence of child presence and work obligations on cellphone use in car. The study reveals that middle-aged drivers are at higher risk of crashes because they use their ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — Mondays really do make us blue, Fridays are the happiest day of the working week and ‘dull’ midweek days are easily muddled up  – and it’s all due to how the artificial seven-day cycle we ... read more

Research Reveals Link Between Age and Opinions About Video Games

Aug. 19, 2015 — A new study analyzes the opinions of 109 clinicians asking them whether video games are a problem for society. The older the clinician, the more likely they are to think playing video games leads to ... read more

Frequency of Family Meals Increased by a New School Presentation

Aug. 18, 2015 — Teaching young adolescents practical cooking skills leads to positive changes for the entire family, a new study concludes. In their article, researchers evaluated the Kinect-Ed presentation and ... read more

Two-Year-Olds With Larger Oral Vocabularies Enter Kindergarten Better Prepared

Aug. 18, 2015 — A new study has found that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrive at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviorally than their ... read more

Imaging Study Looks at Brain Effects of Early Adversity, Mental Health Disorders

Aug. 17, 2015 — Adversity during the first six years of life was associated with higher levels of childhood internalizing symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, in a group of boys, as well as altered brain ... read more

Children of Military Parents, Caregivers at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes

Aug. 17, 2015 — Children with parents or caregivers currently serving in the military had a higher prevalence of substance use, violence, harassment and weapon-carrying than their nonmilitary peers in a study of ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Bilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on young bilinguals to guide clinical practice. In the past decade, however, research on ... read more

Even as Two-Year-Olds, Girls Are More Independent, Sociable, Study Suggests

Aug. 17, 2015 — Girls aged two and a half years master most everyday activities better than boys, a new Norwegian study shows. Both Norwegian and international research shows that girls have better language and ... read more

Aug. 14, 2015 — Headaches increase in fall in children, a trend that may be due to back-to-school changes in stress, routines and sleep, a study shows. Although it may be difficult for parents to decipher a real ... read more

How Anesthesia's Brain Effects Differ in Older Adults, Children

Aug. 13, 2015 — A series of papers is detailing the different ways common anesthetics affect the brains of older patients and children, findings that could lead to improved monitoring technology and safety of ... read more

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