Category Archives: Science Daily


Jun

19

2017
Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood

Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood

Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study suggests adequate nutrition in adolescence is important for the refinement of the adult brain and behavior. The structure and function of the brain continue to change throughout adolescence, at the…

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Jun

19

2017
How far does the apple fall from the tree?

How far does the apple fall from the tree?

Research published in the British Journal of Psychology has found that parents who want their children to have prosocial values are the most successful in instilling all their values in their children compared to those who promote selfishness. The collaborative study from Royal Holloway, University of London and the universities of Westminster, Vienna, and Bern assessed 418 German and Swiss families to see which parents…

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Jun

19

2017
Poll: Nearly two-thirds of mothers ‘shamed’ by others about their parenting skills

Poll: Nearly two-thirds of mothers ‘shamed’ by others about their parenting skills

Some mommy-shaming “wars” become national news headlines. Actress Reese Witherspoon was recently food-shamed for feeding her toddler cinnamon buns for breakfast. Critics were quick to judge model Coco Rocho for giving her baby formula. And former pop star Jessica Simpson recently started a frenzy after posting a photo of her 5-year-old daughter in a mermaid costume some felt was too revealing. But the problem doesn’t…

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Jun

16

2017
Quality of early family relationships affects children’s mental health

Quality of early family relationships affects children’s mental health

The birth of a child is often a long-awaited and deeply meaningful event for the parents. However, the transition to parenthood also forces the parents to revise their interparental romantic relationship and to answer the new questions arising from parenthood. At the same time as the parents learn how to cope with the new situation, the infant undergoes one of the most intense developmental periods…

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Jun

15

2017
Support in childhood makes midlife the prime time of life

Support in childhood makes midlife the prime time of life

There is a tendency to highlight the importance of cognitive achievements and the family’s socioeconomic background for people’s success in the future, but this study shows that children’s self-regulation, which comprises children’s social skills and processing of emotions, directs the future development in a profound way in different domains of life. Strong self-regulation promotes success in education and work, the intimate relationship, health behaviour, integration…

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Jun

13

2017
Clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for postpartum depression

Clinical trial evaluating potential treatment for postpartum depression

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine announced the publication of results from a multi-site phase 2 clinical trial with brexanolone, an investigational medication, in the treatment of severe postpartum depression (PPD). Currently, there are no drugs specifically indicated to treat postpartum depression, which affects an estimated 10 to 20 percent of all mothers who give birth, according to Samantha Meltzer-Brody, M.D.,…

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Jun

12

2017
How do preemies perform in school?

How do preemies perform in school?

Parents of prematurely born babies often fear their children may go on to struggle in school, but findings from a new large-scale study from the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University and Northwestern Medicine should reassure parents. The large-scale study found that two-thirds of babies born at only 23 or 24 weeks were ready for kindergarten on time. Unexpectedly, nearly two percent of them…

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Jun

12

2017
Licensing and motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD

Licensing and motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD

Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study published by JAMA Pediatrics. The defining symptoms of ADHD (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity) have been linked to unsafe driving behaviors. Allison E. Curry, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and coauthors linked electronic…

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Jun

12

2017
Oral communication provides better outcomes for children with cochlear implants

Oral communication provides better outcomes for children with cochlear implants

In a new, multisite study of deaf children with cochlear implants, UT Dallas researchers have found that children with either no exposure or limited exposure to sign language end up with better auditory, speaking and reading skills later. The paper is one of the first nationwide longitudinal studies of how sign language exposure affects young cochlear implant recipients. The topic of whether children with cochlear…

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Jun

08

2017
Teen cannabis use and illicit drug use in early adulthood linked

Teen cannabis use and illicit drug use in early adulthood linked

One in five adolescents at risk of tobacco dependency, harmful alcohol consumption and illicit drug use: Researchers from the University of Bristol have found regular and occasional cannabis use as a teen is associated with a greater risk of other illicit drug taking in early adulthood. The study by Bristol’s Population Health Science Institute, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, also…

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