New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting. A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents’ belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers. Derisive parenting precipitates a cycle of negative affect and anger between parents and adolescents,…
The ACA is again being put to the test, after a lower court judge ruled the massive health law unconstitutional. The case might yet ricochet back to the Supreme Court ahead of the 2020 election. (Image credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Traditional blood tests still do a better job flagging common inherited diseases. Gene sequencing can be useful for detecting some conditions, but the results can be difficult to interpret. (Image credit: Brooke Pennington/Getty Images)
The positive effects of a rich home learning environment during a child’s early years continue into adolescence and help improve test scores later in life, according to a new study.
In neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods, school gardens can help close the gap — for students and the wider community. Some schools are now expanding the season by growing indoors. (Image credit: Robin Lloyd/for NPR)
The streaming content giant said it will stop showing smoking or e-cigarette use in future shows unless it is “essential.” New research finds tobacco imagery on popular shows has skyrocketed. (Image credit: Matt Rourke/AP)
A study shows the main drivers of Juul’s social media presence are young people and third-party vendors, not the company itself. And vaping continues to look cool online among young people. (Image credit: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability, and nonlinguistic developmental skills of nonverbal intelligence, attention, and hyperactivity. Results show that language difficulties at the discourse level may still exist even when children who are born preterm appear to be developing…
Researchers developed the ‘Needs of Children Questionnaire’ (NCQ), the first of its kind to measure children’s self-reported psychosocial, physical and emotional needs in pediatric wards.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has spent much of her career alerting the medical community to health damage that adverse childhood experiences can wreak. Now she aims to protect and heal California’s kids. (Image credit: California Surgeon General’s Office)