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More Smartphone Use Leads to ‘Leisure Distress’

December 6th, 2014
A new study has found that young adults who are high-frequency smartphone users experience “leisure distress,” defined as feeling uptight, stressed, and anxious during free time. “The high-frequency cell phone user may not have the leisure skills necessary to creatively fill their free ...

Parental Violence Has Different Effect On Boys, Girls

December 4th, 2014
Case Western Reserve University researchers have found that girls and boys can be affected differently by seeing parental violence. While girls tend to internalize their exposure to such violence, boys are more inclined to act out aggressively says Megan R. Holmes, Ph.D., M.S.W., ...

Omega 3/6 Lessens Symptoms of Inattentive ADHD Subtype

December 3rd, 2014
Many children and teens who have the inattentive subtype of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience significant improvements after taking the fatty acid supplements omega 3 and 6 for several months, according to a dissertation at Sweden's Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The findings ...

Surprise: Male Aggression is Norm in High Schools

December 2nd, 2014
A new study finds that boys display more aggressive behavior than girls in grades six to 12. University of Georgia investigators discovered boys used relational aggression -- malicious rumors, social exclusion, and rejection -- to harm or manipulate others more often than girls. Researchers ...

Mice Study Suggests Cancer Drug May Combat Fragile X Autism

December 1st, 2014
New research suggests people affected by a common inherited form of autism may be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer. The most common genetic cause of autism spectrum disorders is Fragile X Syndrome, a condition that ...

Teens with Head Trauma Far More Likely to Use Drugs, Alcohol

November 30th, 2014
Teens who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are two to four times more likely to use drugs or alcohol, compared with teens with no history of TBI, according to new research published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. "Overall, a teen ...

Positive Emotions Affect Baby Memories

November 27th, 2014
While developmental experts strongly recommend for parents to play and talk to their five-month old baby, many wonder if the child remembers any of it a day later. Now, a new Brigham Young University study suggests the infant remembers the good times, if ...

Breast Asymmetry Can Impact Teen Mental Health

November 26th, 2014
A new study by plastic surgeons finds that differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls. Researchers discovered breast asymmetry affects self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning. The study has been published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official ...

Teens Report Less Loneliness, More Isolation

November 25th, 2014
New research suggests self-esteem and confidence among American high school and college students is growing. But the new report is mixed as researchers learn that while that subjective isolation has declined, social network isolation has increased. Researchers posit that modernization is fueling the emotional ...

Anti-Anxiety, Sleep Drugs to Teens Comes with Abuse Risk

November 25th, 2014
New research discovers prescription of an anti-anxiety or sleeping medication to a teen comes with a risk of illegal abuse of medications by the teen. Experts say the findings suggest substance abuse assessments should be performed before the drugs are prescribed. University of Michigan ...

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