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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

'Middle England' Faces Lowest Psychosis Risk

Oct. 24, 2016 — The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighborhoods, an English study ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

More Support Needed for Nurses Facing Mistreatment at Work

Oct. 19, 2016 — Nurses need more help dealing with disrespectful behavior from colleagues if patient care is to be maintained, new research ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — These days, due to the spread of computers, tablets and smart phones, almost everybody types. But most modern-day typists are self-taught and have adopted "nonstandard" styles that are much ... read more

Folinic Acid Could Help Children With Autism Communicate Better

Oct. 18, 2016 — Prescription doses of folinic acid, which is a reduced form of a B vitamin known as folate, could help improve the language and communication skills of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ... read more

Race Influences Teachers' Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Study

Oct. 18, 2016 — Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds ... read more

Children Involved in Cyber-Bullying Much More Likely to View Web Content Containing Self-Harm and Suicide, According to a New Study

Oct. 18, 2016 — A new English study on the link between cyber-bullying and suicide has found that ten per cent of children are involved in cyber-bullying, as victims, perpetrators or both, and that they are much ... read more

Foster Care Children at Much Greater Risk of Physical, Mental Health Problems

Oct. 17, 2016 — Children who have been in the U.S. foster care system are at a significantly higher risk of mental and physical health problems – ranging from learning disabilities, developmental delays and ... read more

Bad Relationships Increase Risk of Infection in Both Mother and Child

Oct. 17, 2016 — Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children, reports a research ... read more

Changes in Depression Symptoms Tied to Lung Cancer Survival

Oct. 13, 2016 — Worsening depression symptoms are associated with shorter survival for lung cancer patients, particularly those in the early stages of disease, according to a new ... read more

Low Socio-Economic Status, Fear of Abandonment Early in Life Can Lead to Poor Adult Health

Oct. 13, 2016 — Low socio-economic status and fear of abandonment early in life can lead to poor health in adulthood, regardless of adult socio-economic status, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 13, 2016 — Preschoolers' fine and gross motor skill development is indicative of later performance on two key measures of kindergarten readiness, according to a study. Preschoolers who performed better on ... read more

Sleep-Deprived Preschoolers Eat More

Oct. 13, 2016 — Sleep-deprived preschoolers consumed about 20 percent more calories than usual, 25 percent more sugar and 26 percent more carbohydrates, say researchers. The following day, the kids were allowed to ... read more

Teens Light Up Cigarettes to Slim Down

Oct. 13, 2016 — Many doctors and public health experts assume that people smoke cigarettes simply because they're addicted to the nicotine. But a group of researchers has found that overweight and obese teens ... read more

Link Found Between Marriage Attitudes, Risky Sexual Behaviors Across Ethnic Groups

Oct. 13, 2016 — Attitudes and desires about marriage can place young people on trajectories toward or away from healthy sexual behaviors, research has found. This is the first study to investigate links between ... read more

Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions of ADHD

Oct. 13, 2016 — Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a very common condition diagnosed mainly in children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6.4 million children ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — A new approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses has now been pioneered by researchers, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The ... read more

Middle School Structure Affects Learning Environment, Student Achievement

Oct. 12, 2016 — Findings from new research suggest that longer grade spans that allow middle grade students to serve as relative “top dogs”—students in the highest grades—improve academic achievement and ... read more

Plugged-in Parenting: How Parental Smartphone Use May Affect Kids

Oct. 12, 2016 — Parents’ use of mobile technology around young children may be causing internal tension, conflicts and negative interactions with their kids, suggests a small qualitative ... read more

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