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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Social Exclusion in Virtual Realities Has a Negative Social and Emotional Impact in 'Real' Life

Feb. 16, 2017 — In this age of highly realistic computer games and increasingly popular social networks, social exclusion in virtual worlds is becoming more and more socially significant, as is demonstrated by the ... read more

Getting Inside Teens' Heads: Study Upsets Beliefs About Feelings and Exercise Probability

Feb. 15, 2017 — A pilot study tracking adolescents’ internal psychological states and physical activity in near real-time challenges prevailing assumptions about how to increase physical ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Youth Flag Football May Not Be Safer Than Tackle Football

Feb. 14, 2017 — The results of a study of injury rates in youth football leagues did not show that flag football is safer than tackle football, new research concludes. The study finds Injury is more likely to occur ... read more

Parenting Significantly Impacts Development of Children With Fragile X Syndrome

Feb. 14, 2017 — A longitudinal study of children with Fragile X Syndrome, the leading genetic cause of autism, and their mothers found that sustained maternal responsivity had a significant positive impact on the ... read more

Children of Patients With C9orf72 Mutations Are at a Greater Risk of Frontotemporal Dementia or ALS at a Younger Age

Feb. 14, 2017 — The most common genetic cause of the brain diseases frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mutation in the C9orf72 gene. Researchers have demonstrated that if an ... read more

Do Children Inherit Drug Protection from Parents Exposed to Nicotine or Drugs?

Feb. 14, 2017 — A father's nicotine use may have a significant impact on children's risk of some diseases. In a study published in the online biomedical sciences journal eLife, Oliver J. Rando, MD, PhD, ... read more

Population Density Pushes the 'Slow Life'

Feb. 14, 2017 — One psychological effect of population density is for those people living in urban areas to adopt a 'slow life strategy.' This strategy focuses more on planning for the long-term future and ... read more

Career Military Women Who Served in Vietnam: Happier and in Better Health Than All Women, Say Researchers

Feb. 13, 2017 — A study of American women deployed to Vietnam for military or civilian service shows that 48 percent of career military women were very happy compared to 38 percent of women in the general ... read more

Surprising Link Between Athletics and Addiction

Feb. 13, 2017 — While investigating the idealized benefits between sport and addiction, researchers found that the prevalence of substance abuse in some sports communities, in fact, creates a greater risk of ... read more

Low Birth Weight Babies at Higher Risk for Mental Health Problems Later in Life

Feb. 13, 2017 — Babies born with extremely low birth weight are not only at risk for physical problems but are also more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, according to an analysis of ... read more

Strong Alcohol Policies Protect Against Drunk Driving Deaths Among Young People

Feb. 13, 2017 — Stronger alcohol policies protect young people from dying in crashes caused by drunk driving according to researchers. The study supports the importance of comprehensive alcohol control policies to ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Married people are healthier than those who are single, divorced or widowed, research has found. Now a new study provides the first biological evidence to explain how marriage impacts ... read more

Depression Linked to E-Cigarette Use Among College Students

Feb. 13, 2017 — The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study has found a ... read more

How Untreated Water Is Making Our Kids Sick: Researcher Explores Possible Climate Change Link

Feb. 13, 2017 — A researcher has drawn a link between the impact of climate change and untreated drinking water on the rate of gastrointestinal illness in ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ ... read more

Dramatic Turn-Around in Cognitive Abilities of Children Born to Older Mothers

Feb. 13, 2017 — In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers, reveals new ... read more

Studies Uncover Long-Term Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

Feb. 10, 2017 — Doctors are beginning to get answers to the question that every parent whose child has had a traumatic brain injury wants to know: What will my child be like 10 years from ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — 'Bench-to-bedside' describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients. Now, a study describes what could be considered a ... read more

Caregivers Should Be Screened Early, Often to Prevent Depression, Anxiety

Feb. 10, 2017 — Currently, more than 34 million people in the U.S. care for terminally ill love ones, but few resources are available to help them navigate the challenges they encounter. A study has found that ... read more

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