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Stress, High-Fat Meal Slows Metabolism in Women

July 19th, 2014
Experiencing a stressful situation and then eating a high-fat meal the next day can slow down the body’s metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain, according to a new study in women published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. “This means that, over time, stressors ...

Study Urges Global Push to Reach Pubertal Kids About Sexual Health

July 18th, 2014
A new report from researchers at Georgetown University suggests informing very young adolescents about sexual and reproductive health is a strategy that has lifetime benefits. Investigators believe emerging adolescence presents a window of opportunity between age 10 to 14 years, a time when ...

Childcare Duties Similar for Supermoms and Dads

July 18th, 2014
A new study finds that the more a woman self-identifies with her profession, the more paid hours she works and the less time she spends with the couple's children, the more equal the child care balance is between a couple. Conversely, the more ...

Does the Gender of Children Predict Divorce?

July 17th, 2014
Researchers have known that in the U.S. couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. This knowledge has led many scholars to imply that daughters cause divorce. However, new research from Duke University suggests something quite different may be ...

Body-Based Rejection Fears Can Diminish Quality of Life

July 16th, 2014
A recent study discovered the fear of being rejected because of one's appearance, and anxiety or worries on being rejected in interpersonal situations, can lead to diminished quality of life and poorer mental and overall health. These fears, referred to as personal rejection ...

More Teen Boys Look for Relationships, Not Flings

July 16th, 2014
A new study determines teenage boy’s desire intimacy and sex in the context of a meaningful relationship and value trust in their partnerships. The finding may be a surprise to those who view teenage males as testosterone-laden aggressors. Investigators from Columbia University's Mailman School ...

Parental Behavior Impacts Abuse Risk for Kids with Disabilities

July 15th, 2014
Emerging research suggests inappropriate parental expectations and a lack of empathy can increase the risk of abuse among children with disabilities. Experts have known that children with developmental disabilities are at higher risk for abuse and neglect from parents than children developing at ...

Siblings Often Bring Teaching Moments To Playtime

July 13th, 2014
Children learn quite a bit from their older siblings, according to new research from Concordia University. These teaching moments, initiated by both the older and younger siblings, tend to occur naturally and also incorporate a variety of instructional techniques. The study, published in ...

Study IDs Teens Prone to Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 13th, 2014
A new study has found that after a concussion, teens who are sensitive to light or noise may be more likely to have emotional symptoms such as anxiety. "While most people recover from a concussion within a week, a number of factors affect ...

Winning Not Essential for Having Fun in Sports

July 11th, 2014
Refreshing new research finds that for kids, having fun while playing organized sports means much more than winning. Winning ranked near the bottom of 81 determinants of fun, each of which falls into one of 11 big fun factors, according to a new ...
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