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Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids’ Aggressive Behavior

April 24th, 2014
Prenatal Smoking + Genetics = Kids' Aggressive Behavior A new study finds evidence that prenatal smoking coupled with a genetic risk for behavioral problems could increase aggressive behavior in children -- especially in girls. Researchers ...

Speed-Reading Apps May Slow You Down

April 24th, 2014
Speed-Reading Apps May Slow You Down The adage that there is an app for everything remains relevant even when the app itself may be counterproductive. The latest example is an app designed for those on the ...

Emotional Impact of Being Unfriended

April 23rd, 2014
Emotional Impact of Being UnfriendedEmerging research from the University of Colorado Denver explores the relatively new experience of being unfriended on Facebook. One study clarifies the most common type of "friend" to be unfriended while another ...

Risk of Autism Goes Up With Older Parents (Especially Moms)

April 23rd, 2014
Risk of Child Autism Goes Up With Older Parents (Especially Mothers) Swedish researchers have created a new autism model that predicts older parents are more likely to have a child who develops an autism spectrum ...

Neuroticism Marked by Low Motivation to Action

April 23rd, 2014
Neuroticism Characterized by Low Motivation to ActionA new study on neurotic behavior finds that individuals are often powerless to take action on their negativity. Researchers studied nearly 4,000 college students in 19 countries and uncovered new ...

Teachers’ Tough Talk on Exams May Do More Harm Than Good

April 22nd, 2014
Teachers' Tough Talk on Exams May Do More Harm Than Good  As the end of the school year approaches some teachers believe in reminding students of the negative consequences that may occur if ...

‘Girly’ Girls, ‘Stud’ Boys More Apt to Favor Cancer-Risk Habits

April 18th, 2014
‘Girly’ Girls, ‘Stud’ Boys More Apt to Favor Cancer-Risk HabitsA new study discovers that young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity are significantly more likely than their peers to ...

Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes

April 18th, 2014
Casual Pot Smoking Early On May Cause Brain Changes A new study suggests that casual marijuana use during youth and young adulthood is associated with structural changes in specific brain areas. Specifically, researchers found that ...

Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

April 17th, 2014
Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide RiskEmerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied, ...

Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental Health

April 16th, 2014
Relationship Problems Can Damage Teen Girls’ Mental HealthA new study surprised researchers, finding that for adolescent girls, romantic relationship problems can have serious, negative implications for their mental health. "I found that girls' risk of severe ...