Category Archives: Science Daily


May

17

2017
Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour. That is the finding of researchers from the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University, who recruited 97 parents with Bipolar Disorder who have children aged between 3 and ten years old. They were split into two groups, with one being offered an Integrated Bipolar Parenting Intervention…

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May

16

2017
Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains

Children in Head Start who miss more preschool show fewer academic gains

A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10% or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers see high-quality preschool programs as a way to reduce long-term disparities in education. Placing an emphasis on attendance in preschool programs may be important to maximizing benefits. The study, from researchers…

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May

15

2017
More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervised

More than 1/3 of parents would allow child to be in residential or hotel pool unsupervised

As kids get ready to splash around in pools this summer, some parents may underestimate drowning risks, suggests a new national poll. While relatively few parents would allow their child to be unsupervised in a lake (16 percent) or the ocean (13 percent), more than a third (37 percent) would allow their child to be in a home, hotel or neighborhood pool without adult supervision,…

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May

12

2017
Stress-mitigation interventions for parents did not lessen symptoms among kids with asthma

Stress-mitigation interventions for parents did not lessen symptoms among kids with asthma

The patient-centered study’s premise was straightforward: Since there is a definite link between parents’ psychosocial stress levels and asthma suffered by inner city kids, if you provide stressed-out parents effective coping skills, would kids take their medicines more regularly and would their health improve? A $2.2 million, first-of-its kind randomized study found no differences between kids with asthma who received standard care based on National…

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May

11

2017
Athletes with ADHD more likely to choose team sports, could increase injury risk, study finds

Athletes with ADHD more likely to choose team sports, could increase injury risk, study finds

A new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds athletes with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to compete in team contact sports than individual sports, which could increase their risk of injury. The study, presented at the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, analyzed more than 850 athletes who competed in a variety of sports over a five-year…

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May

11

2017
Positive father-child relationship can moderate negative effects of maternal depression

Positive father-child relationship can moderate negative effects of maternal depression

A new study has examined for the first time whether fathering can moderate the negative effects of maternal depression on family-level functioning. The results of the study are the first to describe the family process by using direct observations of mothering, fathering, and family patterns in homes where mothers suffer clinical depression during the child’s first years of life.


May

10

2017
Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed

Pet dogs help kids feel less stressed

Pet dogs provide valuable social support for kids when they’re stressed, according to a study by researchers from the University of Florida, who were among the first to document stress-buffering effects of pets for children. Darlene Kertes and colleagues tested the commonly held belief that pet dogs provide social support for kids using a randomized controlled study — the gold standard in research. “Many people…

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May

10

2017
ADHD medication associated with reduced risk for motor vehicle crashes

ADHD medication associated with reduced risk for motor vehicle crashes

In a study of more than 2.3 million patients in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rates of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) were lower when they had received their medication, according to a new article published by JAMA Psychiatry. About 1.25 million people worldwide die annually because of MVCs. ADHD is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that include poor sustained attention, impaired impulse…

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May

10

2017
Dread of roses: Neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower pesticides

Dread of roses: Neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower pesticides

Ecuador is the third largest producer of cut flowers in the world, primarily roses, many of which are destined to be sold for Mother’s Day. The industry employs more than 103,000 people, and relies heavily on agricultural pesticides. In a paper published in the May 2017 issue of the journal NeuroToxicology, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in…

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May

10

2017
Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys

Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys

Hello Barbie, CogniToys Dino and other toys connected to the internet can joke around with children and respond in surprising detail to questions posed by their young users. The toys record the voices of children who interact with them and store those recordings in the cloud, helping the toys become “smarter.” As Wi-Fi-enabled toys like these compete for attention in the home, a new analysis…

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