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Family Ties: Strong Bond Between Siblings Can Negate Harmful Effects Of Fighting Parents

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Oct 10, 2019 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Constant fighting between a mom and dad can have an incredibly adverse effect on their children. In fact, kids who experience constant fighting and conflict among their parents have been shown to be at a greater risk of developing mental health problems later on in life. However, a new three-year study conducted at…

Smartphone Addiction Increases Loneliness, Isolation; No Different From Substance Abuse, Experts Say

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Apr 19, 2018 … SAN FRANCISCO — It’s well-known that smartphone, or more broadly, digital addiction can result in many negative mental effects on people over time. Recent research even found it creates a brain imbalance in teens. Now a new study finds that over-attachment to your phone can cause serious social problems — boosting feelings of loneliness and…

Timid Babies Likely To Be Introverts In Adulthood, Study Finds

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Apr 22, 2020 … WASHINGTON — Could an infant’s temperament predict how the child will behave years later? New research indicates that may very well be the case. Babies who appear fearful of others or demonstrate shyness are more prone to having a reserved, introverted personality in adulthood, a new study shows. Researchers with the National Institutes of Mental Health…

Back-to-school COVID jitters have parents and teachers more anxious than ever before

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Aug 10, 2021 … NEW YORK — Three-fourths of America’s teachers are more worried than ever over how prepared their students will be for school this fall. The recent survey of 2,000 respondents — including 1,000 parents of school-aged children and 1,000 K-12 teachers — finds that for both groups, anxiety is higher than it’s ever been for the upcoming…

Remote learning not that bad? 7 in 10 parents say their kids are more focused in virtual classroom

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Jul 29, 2021 … NEW YORK — Do students really need to go back to class this fall? Some moms and dads in a new study don’t think so. About seven in 10 parents think their kids actually focus better while learning remotely. According to a recent survey of 2,000 American parents with school-age children and their children, one…

Teens and adults using e-cigarettes at higher risk of developing asthma, poor mental health

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May 14, 2021 … NEW YORK — Although the debate over how harmful vaping is for human health rages on, more and more studies continue to suggest e-cigarettes are not a safe alternative to smoking tobacco. Now, a new study finds children and adults who take up the habit significantly increase their odds of developing asthma. Researchers from The Hospital…

Cannabis use during pregnancy can change a child’s mental ability, behavior

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Oct 20, 2020 … PULLMAN, Wash. — From smoking, to drinking, to poor diet choices, there are many things that negatively impact a pregnancy. A study is adding to that list, saying regular cannabis use may have serious side-effects that last into adulthood for that child. Researchers at Washington State University find offspring of regular cannabis users experience long-term cognitive…

Study: A Troubled Childhood Linked To Serious Heart Problems Years Later

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May 05, 2020 … EVANSTON, Ill. — No one’s past is perfect, but we all push forward toward a better tomorrow. Some, though, had a tougher past than others. When awful events like childhood neglect or trauma happen, it can take years before that person is able to mentally move on. Now, a new study finds that a dysfunctional or…

Boys With Social Difficulties At Much Higher Risk Of Early Substance Abuse

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Oct 09, 2019 … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Adolescent boys can be a handful; some act out with inappropriate behavior, while others may struggle to fit in socially among their peers. While most parents assume their son will grow out of such behavior as they mature, a new set of research suggests that social and behavioral difficulties in adolescent boys may…

Facebook Makes Us Happier? Surprising Study Shows Social Media Improves Mental Health!

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Jun 27, 2019 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — There’s no shortage of research pointing to the downsides of too much time on social media. But could a daily Facebook session actually be good for mental health? A new study claims that spending time on social media regularly may make us happier and improve our psychological well-being. It’s safe to say that…

Who Will You Vote For? That Depends On Your Personality As A Child

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Nov 03, 2018 … LONDON — Who you are as a child may predict who you vote for on Election Day. A recent study out of the University of London suggests that our political beliefs in adulthood have direct correlations with our personalities children. Study author Gary J. Lewis analyzed data from more than 16,000 participants in two longitudinal studies…

Not So Bad After All? Adolescent Smartphone Use Not Linked To Poor Mental Health, Study Claims

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Aug 26, 2019 … IRVINE, Calif. — It is quickly becoming an accepted notion among scientists, physicians, and society alike that spending all day staring at a smartphone or desktop screen isn’t a good idea when it comes to mental health, especially among teenagers. There are seemingly countless news stories and reports these days linking excessive smartphone use to increased…

For African-Americans, ‘Helicopter Parenting’ Takes On Far More Sobering Definition

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May 01, 2019 … ORLANDO, Fla. — The concept of helicopter parenting has bred a spectrum of opinions about mothers and fathers who are overprotective of their children and hypervigilant when it comes to steering them down a successful path. Now a new study by researchers at the University of Central Florida examines how African-American mothers can exhibit all the…

Doctor: Teens Addicted To Smartphone, Internet Have Brain Imbalance

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Apr 06, 2018 … CHICAGO — If you’ve thought that teens who are constantly online are damaging their developing minds, you may be right. A recent study by Korean scientists discovered that young people addicted to their smartphones or the internet have brain chemical imbalances. The research team led by Dr. Hyung Suk Seo, a professor of neuroradiology at Korea…

‘Little to no increase’ in link between childhood mental health issues and digital tech use, researchers say

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May 06, 2021 … WASHINGTON — It’s never been easier for kids to spend all day staring at various screens. Besides all the endless options at their fingertips, going outside and seeing other people has been discouraged for over a year now. Regardless of the pandemic, many parents say they worry about how technology is influencing their children’s mental health.…

Opioid misuse while pregnant can impact a child’s brain into their teen years

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Feb 15, 2021 … BALTIMORE, Md. — The dangers of opioid misuse are well documented, but now a new study finds abusing such drugs while pregnant can impact a woman’s child all the way from infancy to their teenage years. Troublingly, researchers say the number of expecting mothers using opioid drugs continues to rise year-over-year. Researchers at the University…