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April 30, 2017

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April 30, 2017

Teenagers Can Become Disruptive If Teachers Use Psychological Pressure

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new study discovered that psychological pressure from teachers can contribute to disengagement amongst young teens. Active disengagement behaviors include talking and making noise, with daydreaming ... read more

Parents' Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children

Apr. 25, 2017 — Emotional eating is not uncommon in children and adolescents, but why youth eat emotionally has been unclear. Now a new longitudinal study from Norway has found that school-age children whose parents ... read more

Young Adults With Uncomplicated Epilepsy Fare as Well as Their Siblings

Apr. 24, 2017 — A 15-year follow-up study of young adults with epilepsy found that those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years or more did as well as their siblings without epilepsy in ... read more

Facing Nightmare Scenarios Before Discharge Lifts Confidence of Parents of Babies in NICU

Apr. 24, 2017 — The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research. A new study found simulations of daily care and worst-case scenarios helped ... read more

Does Death of a Sibling in Childhood Increase Risk of Death in Surviving Children?

Apr. 24, 2017 — Bereavement in childhood due to the death of a sibling was associated with an increased risk for death in both the short and long term, according to a new ... read more

Financial Strain Tied to Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Apr. 24, 2017 — A financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study ... read more

Little Kids' Regular Bedtimes and Ability to Regulate Emotions May Lessen Obesity Risk

Apr. 24, 2017 — Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote ... read more

New Survey: Snapchat and Instagram Are Most Popular Social Media Platforms Among American Teens

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new nationally representative survey of American teenagers age 13-17 finds that teens have shifted their favored social media platforms and are now most likely to use Instagram and Snapchat. The ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Scientists have shown that the risk of developing psychosis, such as hallucinations, from cannabis use is small compared to the number of total ... read more

That's What Friends Are for

Apr. 20, 2017 — Friendships play a vital role in helping people get through substantial challenges in life, according to a new study. Until now, little research has been carried out into the role friends and, in ... read more

Phonics Works: Sounding out Words Is Best Way to Teach Reading, Study Suggests

Apr. 20, 2017 — New research has shown that learning to read by sounding out words (a teaching method known as phonics) has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension. There has been ... read more

Best Way to Diagnose Head Injuries in Children and Minimize CT Scans

Apr. 20, 2017 — In a trial involving more than 20,000 children, researchers compared the sensitivities of three clinical decision rules for head injuries. The researchers found that only one, the PECARN from the US, ... read more

Volunteering Might Prevent Substance Abuse for Female Student-Athletes

Apr. 20, 2017 — As substance abuse continues to be a health concern in colleges and universities across the US, a social scientist has found that female student-athletes who volunteer in their communities and engage ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — The measured, synchronous movement of children on the swings can encourage preschoolers to cooperate on subsequent activities, researchers have ... read more

Strong Link Between Fast-Food Ads and Consumption Among Pre-Schoolers

Apr. 19, 2017 — Pre-school age children who are exposed to child-targeted fast-food advertising on television are considerably more likely to consume fast-food products, according to a recent ... read more

Cannabis-Based Medicine May Cut Seizures in Half for Those With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

Apr. 18, 2017 — Taking cannabidiol may cut seizures in half for some children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a severe form of epilepsy, according to new information from a large scale controlled ... read more

Neural Basis for Parasitic Cowbird's Secret Password Identified by Researchers

Apr. 18, 2017 — If you are raised by other species, then how do you know who you are? Although heterospecific foster parents rear brood parasitic brown-headed cowbird chicks, juvenile cowbirds readily recognize and ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new study suggests that mothers' use of antidepressants during early pregnancy does not increase the risk of their children developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ... read more

Understanding Decisions: The Power of Combining Psychology and Economics

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new article shows how collaborations between psychologists and economists lead to better understanding of such decisions than either discipline can on its ... read more

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