Nov

02

2017
Mindfulness may help mothers cope with stress when their babies have a heart condition

Mindfulness may help mothers cope with stress when their babies have a heart condition

Mindfulness may offer an active coping mechanism for mothers faced with the stress of having a newborn diagnosed with congenital heart disease (CHD). Mindfulness, which aims to increase a person’s awareness and acceptance of daily experiences, is currently used in a variety of healthcare settings as a potentially effective skill for stress reduction, emotion, affect and attention regulation.


Nov

02

2017
Family favoritism: Younger siblings impacted more

Family favoritism: Younger siblings impacted more

A new study shows if a younger sibling feels like they’re the favorite and their parents agree, their relationship is strengthened. With older siblings, whether they feel favored or not, it has no major effect on the relationship.


Nov

02

2017
Absentee Dads affect how women interpret interest from men

Absentee Dads affect how women interpret interest from men

New research finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives — or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up — perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man. These women also ‘saw’ more sexual arousal when viewing images of men’s faces.


Nov

02

2017
This drug could block harmful impact of teen binge drinking

This drug could block harmful impact of teen binge drinking

Researchers studying the importance of the brain’s immune system in our desire to drink alcohol have made a discovery that may eventually help to switch off binge-drinking behavior in adults who used to binge during their adolescent years.


Nov

02

2017
Learning a mother tongue: A universal process?

Learning a mother tongue: A universal process?

Specialists in language development in children have studied a traditional population in the Bolivian Amazon, the Tsimane. They show that, on average, less than one minute per hour is spent talking to children under the age of four. This is up to ten times less than for children of the same age in industrialized countries. This observation should prompt us to conduct more studies of…

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Nov

01

2017
Co-parenting after the end of a violent marriage: What does the first year look like?

Co-parenting after the end of a violent marriage: What does the first year look like?

Intimate partner violence is not uncommon among divorcing couples. Whether a woman experienced intimate partner violence during marriage — and the kind of violence she experienced — has an impact on how well she and her former partner are able to co-parent after separation. Researchers wanted to find out how co-parenting varies during the first year after separation for mothers who have experienced different types…

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Nov

01

2017
UNICEF Report: 300 Million Cases Of Violence Against Children Ages 2 To 4

UNICEF Report: 300 Million Cases Of Violence Against Children Ages 2 To 4

Enlarge this image Hanna Barczyk for NPR A new report from UNICEF says that violence against children knows no boundaries. Among the statistics that back up that statement: Approximately 300 million children around the world between the ages two and four are subject to physical punishment or verbal abuse from their parents or caregivers. Every seven minutes, an adolescent is murdered. By the time they…

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