Nov

05

2018
Children’s sleep not significantly affected by screen time, new study finds

Children’s sleep not significantly affected by screen time, new study finds

As young people spend an increasing amount of time on electronic devices, the effects of these digital activities has become a prevalent concern among parents, caregivers, and policy-makers. Research indicating that between 50 percent to 90 percent of school-age children might not be getting enough sleep has prompted calls that technology use may be to blame. However, new research has shown that screen time has…

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Nov

05

2018
Can’t Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind

Can’t Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind

There could be an upside to your phone addiction. Games like Tetris, can reduce anxiety, according to new research. So if you’ve got Election Day jitters, go ahead and launch that app. (Image credit: Mary Mathis/NPR)


Nov

04

2018
Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain

Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual’s response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass on to her babies in the womb. The new research suggests novel approaches to combat the effects of such stress, such as inhibiting stress hormone…

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Nov

02

2018
Grandparents: Raising their children’s children, they get the job done

Grandparents: Raising their children’s children, they get the job done

Millions of children are being raised solely by their grandparents, with numbers continuing to climb as the opioid crisis and other factors disrupt families. New research shows that caregivers who step up to raise their grandchildren are overcoming unique challenges to manage just as well as biological and adoptive parent caregivers.



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