Category Archives: Science Daily


Jul

03

2018
Why males are more at risk than females for neurodevelopmental disorders

Why males are more at risk than females for neurodevelopmental disorders

Researchers have recently begun to realize that biological sex plays a key role in disease risk. Sex plays a role in hypertension, diabetes, arthritis — and in many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Depression and anxiety affect females more, while neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, early onset schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity, affect more males. Males are also more sensitive to prenatal insults, such as…

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Jun

20

2018
Why 9 to 5 isn’t the only shift that can work for busy families

Why 9 to 5 isn’t the only shift that can work for busy families

A new study finds that the impacts of parent work schedules on children vary by age and gender, and often reflect which shift a parent works. Rotating shifts — a schedule that varies day by day or week by week — can be most problematic for children.



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