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May 7, 2015

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May 7, 2015

How Managers and Colleagues Can Help Staff Who Witness Workplace Aggression

May 6, 2015 — Just witnessing aggression or other bad behavior at work can affect our well-being, but the right support from employers and colleagues can limit the ... read more

Study Examines Incidence of Concussion in Youth, High School, College Football

May 4, 2015 — A slight majority of concussions happened during youth football games but most concussions at the high school and college levels occurred during practice, according to a new ... read more

Kids Likely to Sleepwalk If Parents Have History of Nocturnal Strolls

May 4, 2015 — More than 60 percent of children developed sleepwalking when both their parents were sleepwalkers in a study among children born in the Canadian province of ... read more

Researchers Hope to Improve Dental Health by Changing Caregiver's Behavior

May 4, 2015 — Studies have long associated low-income areas with poor oral health. But dental researchers have sensed that other factors related to income may be at work -- in particular, education level. So they ... read more

Impact of Family, Neighborhood on Mental Health Revealed in Comprehensive Study

May 4, 2015 — A team of researchers from Sweden and the United States has examined the potential role of the family environment and neighborhood factors on mental health outcomes in a new study. The study includes ... read more

Keeping Legalized Marijuana out of Hands of Kids

May 4, 2015 — As the realities of legalized marijuana take hold in four states and the District of Columbia, legislators and regulators could learn a lot from the successes – and failures – of the tobacco and ... read more

Young People Think Friends Are More at Risk of Cyberbullying

May 3, 2015 — Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young ... read more

Teens Who Mix Energy Drinks With Alcohol More Likely to Have Alcohol Use Disorder

May 1, 2015 — Teens aged 15-17 years old who had ever mixed alcohol with energy drinks were four times more likely to meet the criteria for alcohol use disorder, a new study concludes. The team looked at a sample ... read more

Higher Levels of Inattention at Age Seven Linked With Lower Final High School Exam Grades

Apr. 30, 2015 — New research has shown that children who display increasing levels of inattention at the age of seven are at risk of worse academic outcomes in their GCSE examinations ... read more

Babies Born With Drug Withdrawal Symptoms on the Rise, Study Shows

Apr. 30, 2015 — The number of infants born in the United States with drug withdrawal symptoms, also known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), nearly doubled in a four-year period. By 2012, one infant was born ... read more

Toxic Combination of Air Pollution and Poverty Lowers Child IQ

Apr. 29, 2015 — Children born to mothers experiencing economic hardship, who were also exposed during pregnancy to high levels of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), scored significantly lower on IQ tests at age ... read more

Parents Describe Arduous Journey to Pediatric Epileptic Surgery When Their Child's Disease Becomes Resistant to Anti-Seizure Meds

Apr. 29, 2015 — Now, parents share their arduous and “circuitous” journey to get referrals for pediatric epilepsy surgery once their child’s disease stops responding to anti-seizure medications. The study ... read more

Economic Instability Could Contribute to Low Fertility Rates, Finds New Research

Apr. 29, 2015 — Environmental factors like economic downturn and high mortality rates could contribute to changing fertility desires, new research finds. The number of women in the United States who are childless is ... read more

Lack of Safety at School, Poverty Linked to Childhood Obesity

Apr. 28, 2015 — A lack of safety at school is one of the correlates of childhood obesity, say researchers. The researchers came to their conclusions by reviewing data provided by 1,234 Quebec youths who had just ... read more

Brain Differences Seen in Children With Dyslexia, Dysgraphia

Apr. 28, 2015 — Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study. Researchers say the ... read more

Youths Evaluated for Sexual Abuse at Risk for Revictimization Online

Apr. 28, 2015 — Many suspected victims of child sexual abuse are sharing sexually explicit photos and videos via their cell phones and social media, and are receiving online sexual ... read more

Dyslexic Children Do Not Detect Stressed Syllables Well While Listening to Words

Apr. 28, 2015 — Dyslexia is not only a problem related to reading; children with this difficulty also display impaired prosodic processing, in other words, they struggle to detect stressed syllables. A team of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Calves of dairy cows are generally separated from their mothers within the first 24 hours after birth. The majority of the milk thus enters the food market and not the stomachs of the calves. ... read more

Family Break-Up Linked to Heightened Risk of Psychosomatic Problems in Teens

Apr. 27, 2015 — Parental separation or divorce is linked to a heightened risk of psychosomatic problems among the children in the family, indicates new research. But joint custody seems to be less problematic than ... read more

Breakthrough in Understanding Canavan Disease

Apr. 27, 2015 — Investigators have settled a long-standing controversy surrounding the molecular basis of an inherited disorder that historically affected Ashkenazi Jews from Eastern Europe but now also arises in ... read more

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