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Head Injuries Can Affect Children’s Social Lives

April 12th, 2014
Head Injuries Can Affect Children's Social LivesNew research has found that suffering a head injury can affect children’s social lives for years to come. For their study, neuroscientists at Brigham Young University (BYU) examined a ...

New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay On Them

April 11th, 2014
New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay on ThemA new study has found that women taking antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they stay on the medication, rather than stopping the antidepressants ...

Does More Facebook Time Lead to More Negative Body Image?

April 11th, 2014
Does More Facebook Time Use Lead to More Negative Body Image? Researchers in the United Kingdom and United States found that more time on Facebook could lead to more negative feelings and more comparisons to ...

Reduce Middle School Violence with Targeted Programming

April 10th, 2014
Reduce Middle School Violence with Targeted ProgrammingVanderbilt researchers have released a new study showing that a targeted intervention program can reduce violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students. The study evaluated 27 programs nationwide ...

Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp

April 9th, 2014
Watching Grandkids Helps Grandma Stay Sharp  A new Australian program finds that taking care of grandkids one day a week helps grandmothers' mental acuity. Researchers say that is good news for women after menopause, ...

Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side Effects

April 9th, 2014
 Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side EffectsA new report finds that domestic violence extends across socioeconomic boundaries and often involves children as innocent witnesses. In the nationwide study of children who have witnessed ...

‘Green’ Exercise Can Offer Added Health Benefits

April 8th, 2014
'Green' Exercise Can Offer Added Health BenefitsNew research from the UK finds that children exposed to scenes of nature while exercising are more likely to experience health-enhancing effects after their activity. In the study, researchers asked ...

Video Game Frustration, Not Content, Fosters Aggression

April 8th, 2014
Video Game Frustration, Not Content, Fosters Aggression The disturbing imagery or violent themes of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players. But a ...

Bullying Persists Despite School Efforts

April 7th, 2014
Bullying Persists Despite School Efforts The most thorough analysis to date of studies on school bullying has found that K-12 schools’ attempts to curb bullying behavior have accomplished little. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ...

For Many Teens, Indoor Tanning Tied to Weight Control Issues

April 7th, 2014
For Many Teens, Indoor Tanning Tied to Weight Control Issues A new study discovers that high school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors, such as taking diet ...