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Your defining traits started forming in your brain the moment you were born, breakthrough study shows

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Jun 10, 2021 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Parents are constantly asking each other, who did my baby learn that behavior from? Although children will certainly pick up qualities from mom and dad, a new study finds the traits that will define an infant’s behavior start forming at birth. A team from the United States and Germany say neural connections in…

Study: No Link Between Youth Contact Sports & Cognitive Or Mental Health Issues

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Oct 22, 2019 … BOULDER, Colo. —  A few decades ago, if a high school football player took a nasty tackle or head on collision during a game or practice session, it wasn’t all that unusual for the player to be back out on the field “playing through” their injury shortly afterwards. Today, we know much more about the…

Studies Show Mindfulness Can Improve Grades, Lower Stress Among Middle Schoolers

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Aug 28, 2019 … Researchers at MIT suggest a mindfulness program would be beneficial to children as part of the daily classroom curriculum. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Mindfulness, or the process of focusing all of one’s attention on the present moment, is typically thought of as an adult hobby and often associated with meditation. However, two new studies conducted at MIT…

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…

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…

Study: Century-Old Fertility Method Helps Infertile Couples Achieve Pregnancy Without IVF

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Jan 08, 2018 … ADELAIDE, Australia — Old news is good news for couples struggling to conceive children. A fertility method that has been around for more than 100 years may help infertile couples achieve pregnancy without the need for pricey In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments, a recent study finds, and it works without any known side effects. Researchers at the University of…

Childhood Violence Victims More Likely To Be High School Dropouts, Study Finds

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Dec 16, 2017 … DURHAM, N.C. — Young victims of physical abuse are more likely to later become high school dropouts, a new study finds. Researchers at Duke University looked at data from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication and the National Survey of American Life, which contained data on nearly 9,000 American youths, to analyze the link between childhood…

Air pollution linked to nearly 6 million premature births

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Sep 30, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Air pollution has a strong connection to a plethora of health problems including breathing problem, heart disease, and even depression. Now, researchers from the University of California-San Francisco and the University of Washington say smog likely contributed to nearly six million premature births worldwide and almost three million underweight babies in…

‘Kangaroo Care’: Direct Skin Contact Between Mother, Infant Promotes Brain Development

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Mar 30, 2020 … BOCA RATON — Want to help your baby’s brain grow? Try using “Kangaroo Care,” a technique of newborn care that emphasizes skin-to-skin contact between a newborn and a parent, typically the mother. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University have found that Kangaroo Care promotes neural development in newborns and helps them regulate their hormone levels as…

Positive Connection: Mother And Baby ‘More In Tune’ When Mom Is Happy

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Dec 26, 2019 … CAMBRIDGE, England — A mother and her child share a very special connection, that much is plain to see. However, you may be surprised by just how much a woman can link up with her child. According to researchers from the University of Cambridge, a mother and baby’s brains can actually form a mega network of synchronized brain waves…

Majority Of Youths Support Transgender Bathroom Rights, Poll Reveals

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Aug 31, 2019 … ANN ARBOR, Mich — The subject of bathroom policies in relation to gender identity is a hot button topic in American culture today. Now, a new poll finds that eight in ten (79%) young people between the ages of 14-24 believe that transgender individuals should use whichever bathroom they are most comfortable with. This new poll,…

College Freshmen Adjust Better When They Give Themselves Ample Alone Time

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Jun 18, 2019 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A little alone time can go a long way in college. New research by an international team of researchers found that while social isolation is a serious problem for some first-year college students, spending time alone during one’s freshman year can also be greatly beneficial in the long-term adjustment to college life.…

Time Spent On Social Media Doesn’t Affect Risk Of Mental Disorders, Study Finds

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Nov 07, 2017 … ORLANDO — While many blame heavy social media use for today’s mental health crisis among adolescents, a new study finds that evidence pointing to time spent on Facebook or Snapchat isn’t linked to a higher risk of loneliness, social anxiety, or other disorders. Instead, the authors believe critics should focus more on the manner in which…

The Happiest Teens Use Smartphones, Digital Media Less Than An Hour A Day

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Mar 24, 2018 … SAN DIEGO — Worried about your child’s smartphone use getting out of hand? You should be. A new study finds that teens who are hooked on their phones and other digital devices are “markedly” unhappier than their less-plugged-in peers. Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of Georgia examined data on more than…