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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

How Dominant Parents Affect Kids' Self-Worth

Oct. 6, 2015 — Children's self-esteem is linked to the behavior of who is considered the most powerful parent within the household, new research ... read more

Male Suicide on Rise as Result of Austerity, Report Suggests

Oct. 6, 2015 — Young males between the ages of 10 and 24 have committed suicide in growing numbers as a direct result of austerity measures brought in across Europe following the 2009 recession, a new report ... read more

Face-to-Face Socializing More Powerful Than Phone Calls, Emails in Guarding Against Depression

Oct. 5, 2015 — In a slight knock on digital and telephone communications, a new study points to the unsurpassed mental health benefits of regular face-to-face social interactions among older adults. Study ... read more

Colds, Flu May Temporarily Increase Stroke Risk in Kids

Oct. 1, 2015 — Stroke is very rare in children, but colds, flu and other minor infections may temporarily increase stroke risk in children, according to a study. The study also found routine childhood vaccines may ... read more

Doctors Trained to Be Confidantes for Risk-Taking Teenagers

Oct. 1, 2015 — Doctors have successfully reduced risk-taking behavior in teenagers and young people, in a world-first trial, say authors of a new report. The researchers recommend trainee doctors should be taught ... read more

Relationship Quality Affects Siblings' Mental Health, Risky Behaviors

Sep. 30, 2015 — The Latino culture, more than others, places a high value on the family unit; yet, little research has examined the dynamics of Latino family relationships and how those dynamics affect children’s ... read more

Cognitive-Behavioral Prevention Program for Teens at-Risk of Depression Shows Benefit

Sep. 30, 2015 — A cognitive-behavioral prevention program for depression among at-risk youth showed benefit more than 6 years after the implementation of the intervention, according to a new ... read more

Children With Autism Benefit from Theatre-Based Program

Sep. 30, 2015 — Children with autism who participated in a 10-week, 40-hour, theatre-based program showed significant differences in social ability compared to a group of children with autism who did not ... read more

Math and Me: Children Who Identify With Math Get Higher Scores

Sep. 30, 2015 — How strongly children identify with math (their math 'self-concept') can be used to predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, according to a new ... read more

Stress Causes Infants to Resort to Habits

Sep. 30, 2015 — Under stress, people are inclined to resort to habits, rather than trying out new things. In a new article, psychologists report that this is true not only for adults, but also for ... read more

Brain Activity Map Reveals How Infant Vision Develops

Sep. 29, 2015 — Visual functions start to develop soon after birth and continue maturing over time as infants gain experience with the world. However, direct evidence of how this maturation process unfolds in the ... read more

Identifying Youth as 'at Risk' for Mental Problems May Be Less a Stigma Than the Symptoms

Sep. 29, 2015 — Little is known about the potential harm inherent in labeling young people at risk for schizophrenia. A study finds that those identified as at clinical risk described feeling stigmatized by the ... read more

Kids Allowed to Be Kids Make Better Parents

Sep. 29, 2015 — Mothers who took on burdensome caregiving roles as children -- and weren't allowed to just 'be kids' -- tend to be less sensitive to their own children's needs, finds new ... read more

Pediatric Injuries from Toppled TV Sets: Risk Factors, Strategies for Prevention

Sep. 29, 2015 — After a thorough review of medical articles describing head injuries caused by toppled television sets in children, researchers assessed the risk factors associated with these events. Based on their ... read more

Childhood Stress Impacts Adult Health

Sep. 28, 2015 — A 45-year study of nearly 7,000 people born in a single week in Great Britain in 1958 found psychological distress in childhood -- even when conditions improved in adulthood -- was associated with ... read more

Do Mothers React to More Info About Chemical Risks? The Answer May Surprise You

Sep. 28, 2015 — Mothers who are pregnant or have young children would be expected to be more concerned about protecting their offspring from environmental risks that are reported most in the news, but a new study ... read more

The Citizen and the Embryo: Birth Weight Affects Social Trust, Danish Study Shows

Sep. 28, 2015 — Low birth weight is statistically correlated with low levels of social trust, a new study suggests. The findings deepen our understanding of what keeps society ... read more

Early Maturing Girls at Great Risk of Alcohol Abuse Without Close Parental Supervision

Sep. 28, 2015 — Inadequate parental supervision during early adolescence forecasts a host of behavior problems, including problem drinking. A new study reveals that early maturing girls given the most autonomy had ... read more

Children With ADHD and Their Mothers May Live Less Than Average Population

Sep. 28, 2015 — Brazilian scientists found that ADHD children and their mothers are more likely to have shorter telomeres, a hallmark of cellular aging, which is associated with increased risk for chronic diseases ... read more

Legal Drinking Age of 18 Tied to High School Dropout Rate

Sep. 28, 2015 — Although there have been calls to lower the legal drinking age from 21, a new study raises the possibility that it could have the unintended effect of boosting the high school dropout ... read more

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