Category Archives: Science Daily


Jun

28

2019
Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder

Society pays heavy price for failure to diagnose and treat conduct disorder

A new study reviewed evidence from research conducted around the world and estimated the prevalence of conduct disorder to be around 3 percent in school-aged children and a leading cause of referral to child and adolescent mental health services. Yet paradoxically it is one of the least widely recognized or studied psychiatric disorders, and funding for research into it lags far behind many other childhood…

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Jun

27

2019
Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents

Infant mortality is higher for low-skilled parents

Infants of women with a short-term education are more likely to die within the first year of life. In more than half of cases, the cause of death is premature childbirth and low fetal weight.


Jun

26

2019
Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

Social robots can benefit hospitalized children

A new study demonstrates, for the first time, that ‘social robots’ used in support sessions held in pediatric units at hospitals can lead to more positive emotions in sick children.


Jun

24

2019
Deportation worries fuel anxiety, poor sleep, among US-born Latinx youth

Deportation worries fuel anxiety, poor sleep, among US-born Latinx youth

A new study tracked the mental and physical health of US-born teenage children of Mexican and Central American immigrants in California in the years before and after the 2016 election. Nearly half of the youth reported worrying at least sometimes about the impacts of US immigration policy on their families, and those with more worries also experienced higher anxiety and poorer sleep quality than their…

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Jun

19

2019
Motherhood can deliver body image boost

Motherhood can deliver body image boost

New research indicates that perfectionism is related to breast size dissatisfaction, but only in non-mothers — suggesting that mothers are more comfortable with their bodies.



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