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Kids With ADHD, Autism More Likely to Have Gender Identity Issues

March 13th, 2014
Kids With ADHD, Autism More Likely to Have Gender Identity IssuesChildren and teenagers with an autism spectrum disorder or attention deficit and hyperactivity problems are more likely to wish to be another gender, according ...

High-Protein Diet May Prevent Functional Decline in the Elderly

March 13th, 2014
High-Protein Diet May Prevent Functional Decline in the ElderlyA diet high in protein, particularly animal protein, may help the elderly maintain a higher level of physical, psychological and social functioning, according to a new ...

Lower IQ, Poor Fitness in Teen Years Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

March 11th, 2014
Lower IQ, Poor Fitness in Teen Years Linked to Higher Risk of DementiaA new study of more than one million Swedish men found that those who had a lower IQ or poor cardiovascular fitness ...

Many Mothers Leave Jobs Because They Don’t Want to Be Like Men

March 10th, 2014
Many Mothers Leave Jobs Because They Don’t Want to Be Like MenA new study contends that mothers leave the workplace because they don’t want to behave like men. According to the authors, a University of ...

Racism Linked to Obesity in African-American Women

March 9th, 2014
Racism Linked to Obesity in African-American WomenFor African-American women, being the target of racist remarks and attitudes is tied to a higher risk for obesity, according to researchers from the Slone Epidemiology Center at ...

Military Dads May Have to Relearn Parenting Skills

March 5th, 2014
Military Dads May Have to Relearn Parenting Skills Return from active duty is a big adjustment for military parents. So much so that some fathers may need to learn how to reconnect with children who may ...

Which Gender Has Better Work Cooperation Skills?

March 4th, 2014
Which Gender Has Better Work Cooperation Skills?A new study suggests a worker’s role, rank, and gender influences the way an individual cooperates with colleagues at work. The Harvard study suggests the old stereotype of men as ...

Biological Explanation for Gender Disparity in Autism

March 3rd, 2014
Biological Explanation for Gender Disparity in AutismAlthough professionals know that males have a higher incidence of neurodevelopmental disorders -- such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) -- than females, the underlying reasons have been unclear. ...

Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Disadvantages for Black Men

March 1st, 2014
Childhood Adversity Launches Lifelong Disadvantages for Black MenGreater childhood adversity may explain why black men are less healthy than white men, according to new research. The new study, published in the Journal of Health and ...

Treatment for Youth Anxiety Is Effective, Lasting

February 28th, 2014
Treatment for Youth Anxiety Is Effective, LastingA new study confirms that current treatment strategies for youth with moderate to severe anxiety disorders are effective and provide long-term benefits. As published in the Journal of ...