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Interrupted Sleep Can Be As Harmful As No Sleep

July 9th, 2014
New parents often have a low quality of life as they tend to necessities such as a feeding, a diaper change, or just a fussy baby, for every hour on the hour. Parents often report feeling more exhausted in the morning than when ...

Sibling Effect on Obesity Stronger Than Parental Influence

July 9th, 2014
Noteworthy research discovers that in normal size families, a child’s risk of obesity is strongly influenced by siblings. Investigators discovered among two-child families that having an obese sibling was associated with more than double the obesity risk than if there was an obese ...

One in Six Teens Who Visit ER Suffer Dating Violence

July 5th, 2014
A new study finds that of adolescents visiting a hospital’s emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study also found that dating ...

Childhood Abuse Tied To Dyslexia

July 4th, 2014
New research discovers that adults who have dyslexia are much more likely to report they were physically abused before they turned 18 than their peers without dyslexia. Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in ...

CBT With Drug Therapy Cuts Depression Relapse in Kids Compared to Meds Alone

July 3rd, 2014
A combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy along with medication enhances treatment for children and adolescents suffering from depression. In a new clinical trial, investigators discovered depression relapse rates were substantially lower in a group of youths who received both forms of treatment versus medication ...

Weight-Challenged Kids Familiar with Fast-Food Logos

June 30th, 2014
Marketing works, and the results can be detrimental to the health of young people. A new study discovers the more a child is familiar with logos and other images from fast-food restaurants, sodas, and not-so-healthy snack food brands, the more likely the child is to ...

Chronic Childhood Stress Leaves Lasting Impact on Brain

June 29th, 2014
Extreme stress experienced during childhood, such as poverty, neglect, and physical abuse, might alter the parts of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and the processing of stress and emotion. These changes may be linked to negative effects on behavior, health, employment, and ...

Mother’s Birthplace a Risk Factor for Autism

June 28th, 2014
The place where a woman was born and raised can be a risk factor for autism in her children, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. In the U.S., children of foreign-born women tend to have a higher risk for ...

Heavy Alcohol Use Tied to 1 in 10 Deaths of Working-Age Adults

June 28th, 2014
Excessive alcohol use is linked to one in 10 deaths among adults ages 20 to 64 years of age in the United States, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Excessive alcohol use is a leading cause of preventable death ...

Older Moms More Likely to Live Longer

June 26th, 2014
According to a new study, women who had their children at an older age have a better chance to live to an unusually old age. The case-control study has been published online in the journal Menopause. Researchers evaluated data from the Long Life Family ...

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