Category Archives: Science Daily


Sep

03

2018
Experiencing homelessness for longer than six months can cause significant damage to a child

Experiencing homelessness for longer than six months can cause significant damage to a child

Researchers found that children who experienced both pre- and post-natal homelessness and those who experienced homelessness for longer than six months were at highest risk of negative health outcomes. These findings illustrate the urgent need to intervene and rapidly house children and families experiencing homelessness to minimize the negative health outcomes.


Aug

29

2018
Celebrity culture likely contributed to destigmatizing out-of-wedlock childbirth

Celebrity culture likely contributed to destigmatizing out-of-wedlock childbirth

In 1992, former Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the sitcom character Murphy Brown’s decision to have a child out of wedlock. That ignited discussions that continue today about whether celebrities might be contributing to the demise of the nuclear family, yet 40 years of data from one reputable celebrity news source suggests that celebrities in fact have fewer out-of-wedlock childbirths compared to the rest of…

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Aug

29

2018
Depressed children 6 times more likely to have skill deficits, MU study finds

Depressed children 6 times more likely to have skill deficits, MU study finds

Now, researchers have found that children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third grades are six times more likely to have skill deficits, such as difficulties with social skills or academics, than children without symptoms. Parents and teachers also had difficulties recognizing depression in children.


Aug

28

2018
Teenagers have a hard time reading one another’s tones of voice

Teenagers have a hard time reading one another’s tones of voice

New research shows that the ability to understand what someone is feeling based on their tone of voice can be challenging in mid-adolescence (between 13-15 year olds), particularly when it comes to tones of voice which express anger, meanness, disgust, or happiness.



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