Category Archives: Science Daily


Mar

16

2018
Online intervention improves depression treatment rates in teen moms

Online intervention improves depression treatment rates in teen moms

An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group, according to a University of Louisville study. The website included videos of adolescent mothers describing their experiences with postpartum depression and treatment, questions and answers, and local and national resources, including referrals for counseling services…

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Mar

16

2018
Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestation

Researchers advise the use of anesthesia in fetuses from 21 weeks of gestation

Although the problem of whether fetuses are able to feel pain or not is still controversial, experts at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocío in Seville have recently published a study in which they found that from the second trimester of pregnancy, the future baby already shows signs of pain when given a harmful stimulus or as a response to stress. The finding, the researchers…

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Mar

14

2018
Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect

Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect

The emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life. But when children achieve good grades and don’t skip school, the likelihood of self-reported, chronic criminal behaviors declines significantly, according to researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Washington. This new ongoing study is one of the few in the nation to follow the same…

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Mar

13

2018
Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for moms

Larger families linked to heightened tooth loss risk for moms

Having a larger family is linked to a heightened tooth loss risk for mums, suggest the results of a large European study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. The popular saying: ‘gain a child, lose a tooth’ suggests that fertility may be linked to tooth loss, but there are no hard data to back this up. To try and plug this…

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Mar

08

2018
Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders

Exposure to childhood violence linked to psychiatric disorders

Investing in diminishing socioeconomic status inequalities and in preventing violent events during childhood may improve the mental health of youths from low socioeconomic status backgrounds, according to a study conducted by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Federal University of São Paulo. The results showed that having experienced any traumatic event and low socioeconomic status were associated with an internalizing disorder…

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Mar

07

2018
Parents’ lives made more miserable by the ‘boomerang generation’ returning home

Parents’ lives made more miserable by the ‘boomerang generation’ returning home

Adult children who return to live with their parents, the so-called ‘boomerang generation’, cause a significant decline in parents’ quality of life and well-being, according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science. The cost of housing and job insecurity means that, according to the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics, about a quarter of young adults in…

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Mar

06

2018
Who’s a good boy? Why ‘dog-speak’ is important for bonding with your pet

Who’s a good boy? Why ‘dog-speak’ is important for bonding with your pet

Scientists at the University of York have shown that the way we speak to our canine friends is important in relationship-building between pet and owner, similar to the way that ‘baby-talk’ is to bonding between a baby and an adult. Speech interaction experiments between adult dogs and humans showed that so called “dog-speak” improves attention and may help humans to socially bond with their pets….

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Feb

28

2018
Moms who co-sleep beyond six months may feel more depressed, judged

Moms who co-sleep beyond six months may feel more depressed, judged

Recent trends and popular advice telling moms not to sleep with their babies may make mothers who do choose to co-sleep with their infants more likely to feel depressed or judged, according to Penn State researchers. After analyzing moms’ sleeping patterns and feelings about sleep for the first year of their babies’ lives, the researchers found that mothers who were still co-sleeping — sharing either…

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Feb

28

2018
For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood

For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood

For the past 50 years, researchers have known that girls who get their periods earlier than their peers are more psychologically vulnerable as teenagers. They have more frequent and severe mental health problems, from depression to anxiety, eating disorders, delinquency, substance abuse and failing or dropping out of school. But next to nothing was known about how long those problems last. A new study suggests…

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