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Study: Playing Video Games Puts Young Girls At Risk Of Isolation, Delayed Social Skills

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Apr 27, 2019 … WASHINGTON — Playing video games frequently won’t affect the social development of boys, but young girls were at greater risk of experiencing isolation and delayed social skills, according to a new longitudinal study of children ages 6-12. With the popularity of video games steadily rising around the world, parents, educators, and policymakers have raised concerns about…

A mother’s stress impacts their child’s mental health and vice versa, study finds

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Dec 02, 2021 … HOUSTON, Texas — New research confirms that when it comes to family mental health dynamics, everything usually comes full circle. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston report a two-way relationship between a mother’s and their children’s mental health. Mom’s mental health symptoms influence her child’s mental state, but the reverse…

Taking antidepressants while pregnant is safe for the baby, study says

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Jun 24, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Women taking antidepressants usually hear from their doctors that they should keep taking their medications even if they become pregnant. Despite this, lingering doubts remain about whether these drugs are totally safe for both mother and child. Now, a new study contends pregnant women have no reason to worry about taking antidepressants.…

Parenting Style Heavily Influenced By Economic Status, Study Finds

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Oct 31, 2017 … NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A parent’s economic status plays an instrumental role in how they rear their children, a new study finds. Researchers at Yale and Northwestern University analyzed varied approaches to raising children across eras and nations, coming across three distinct parenting styles: permissive, authoritative, and authoritarian. Permissive parents tend to let their children…

Could a smartphone app reveal someone’s risk for suicide by the sound of their voice?

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Jun 10, 2021 … MELVILLE, N.Y. — Could the sound of someone’s voice help to identify their risk of committing suicide? Researchers from the University of Maryland are working on a potential vocal tracking app that could detect worrying changes in a patient’s symptoms of depression. More than 260 million people worldwide suffer from Major Depression Disorder (MDD) while…

More Time Teens Spend On Phone, More Likely They’ll Attempt Suicide, Study Finds

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Dec 02, 2017 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The more time teens spend glued to their smartphones or other digital devices, the more likely they are to have attempted or contemplated suicide, a new study finds. Researchers from Florida State University and San Diego State University examined results from two surveys of adolescents that date back to 1991, the Monitoring…

Video game addiction not a problem for most kids, but some gamers face serious issues later in life

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Nov 02, 2020 … WASHINGTON — There’s a certain perception society has about children who play a lot of video games. While some may think most kids who like their gaming systems have an unhealthy addiction, researchers at Brigham Young University say not so fast. According to a six-year study released by the American Physiological Association, playing video games…

Drinking even a small amount of alcohol while pregnant can put baby’s brain in danger

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Oct 03, 2020 … SYDNEY, Australia — Is there any “safe” amount of alcohol a pregnant woman can drink without possibly doing harm to her unborn child? It doesn’t look like it, according to a new study from the University of Sydney. Researchers say even low levels of alcohol use while pregnant can potentially have a “significant impact” on…

Study: Drinking Artificially-Sweetened Beverages During Pregnancy Boosts Child’s Obesity Risk

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Jan 24, 2018 … WASHINGTON — Drinking a Diet Sprite while you’re pregnant won’t necessarily lead to obesity for your child, but it can be a serious risk factor in some cases, a recent study finds. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found that women who had gestational diabetes and drank at least one artificially-sweetened beverage a day…

Too much screen time may not be so bad for kids after all

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Sep 13, 2021 … BOULDER, Colo. — Children and adolescents today spend much more time scrolling and staring at screens than older generations. Many believe all that extra screen time isn’t doing tomorrow’s leaders any favors, but a surprising new study actually finds the opposite. University of Colorado-Boulder researchers report increased screen time among adolescents only results in a slightly…

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…

Self-Esteem & Sleep: Need For Perfection, Negative Thoughts Keep Teens Awake At Night

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Apr 03, 2020 … ADELAIDE, Australia — The years between 12 and 20 are a period of self-discovery and self-doubt for the average teen. It’s hard not to compare oneself to others in high school, especially in today’s day and age of Instagram and selfies. Now, a new study conducted at Flinders University finds that teenagers experience insomnia most often…

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…

Anti-Immigration Policies Causing Anxiety To Surge Among U.S.-Born Hispanic Teens

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Jun 26, 2019 … BERKELEY, Calif. — Regardless of where you stand on the political spectrum, there is no denying that immigration, more specifically Latinx immigration, has become a hotly contested and debated issue in the United States following the 2016 presidential election. Now, a new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley finds that all of this…