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Depression in Youth May Lead to Sedentary Adult Behavior

April 3rd, 2014
Depression in Youth May Lead to Sedentary Adult Behavior Some experts say a lack of physical activity is more of a health hazard than obesity or smoking. New research now suggests that young men who ...

Can Obesity Influence Cognition?

April 2nd, 2014
Can Obesity Influence Cognition? A provocative new University of Illinois study finds that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it. Researchers say this ...

Youth Intervention Diminishes Adult Aggression

April 2nd, 2014
Youth Intervention Diminishes Adult Aggression Emerging research suggests an educational intervention program for children between kindergarten and 10th grade, reduces aggressive behavior later in life. The program, termed Fast Track, teaches children social cognitive skills ...

Multiple Benefits May Accrue From Limiting Kids’ Screen Time

April 1st, 2014
Multiple Benefits May Accrue From Limiting Kids' Screen Time A new study finds that limiting content and the amount of time a child spends in front of the computer does make a difference. Researchers from ...

How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for Teens

April 1st, 2014
How Trusting Instincts Can Mean Trouble for TeensA provocative new study suggests making a snap decision following your intuition, or going with your gut, may lead to poor decisions by teenagers. Scientists believe this may ...

Are Teens Taking On Adult Stress Habits?

March 30th, 2014
Are Teens Taking On Adult Stress Habits?Teens experience stress in a way that is similar to adults, according to a new survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). In fact, teens reported a higher ...

Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of Addiction

March 29th, 2014
Brain Differences in Some Drug Users May Signal Risk of AddictionResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in the brains of college-aged students who only occasionally use ...

Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future Hurdles

March 28th, 2014
Many U.S. Kids Lack Secure Attachment, Face Future HurdlesA somber new study of some 14,000 U.S. children finds that 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds with parents and are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems ...

Peer-Group Approach Helps Teens Limit Sugary Drinks

March 27th, 2014
Peer-Group Approach Helps Teens Limit Sugary DrinksConsumption of sugary soft drinks is a behavioral trait often associated with overweight and obese younger adults. A new study finds teens can be persuaded to cut back on sugary ...

Overweight Teens May Not Live as Long as Parents

March 27th, 2014
Overweight Teens May Not Live as Long as ParentsAlthough the average life expectancy continues to advance with people living longer than they were a few decades ago, a new study finds that people who ...
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