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Children whose parents divorce have lower ‘love hormone’ levels in adulthood

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Sep 10, 2020 … WACO, Texas — Renowned American author William Faulkner once wrote, “The past is never dead, it’s not even past.” Now, a new study is lending some scientific credence to the notion that one’s past influences and dictates their present and future. Researchers from Baylor University say that adults whose parents divorced while they were a child show lower…

Loneliness From Months Of Lockdown May Have Lasting Impact On Children’s Mental Health

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Jun 01, 2020 … BATH, England — As the summer months begin, many parents are left wondering if they will be able to send their children to camp or if they’ll continue to spend the year in lockdown. With children already missing out on their last few months of the school year, many — if not most — are…

Class Clown Bias: Teachers Discourage Playfulness In Boys More Than Girls

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May 21, 2018 … CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Gender bias is often noted to point out the differences in the treatment of men and women, but how are young children affected? A new study finds that elementary school teachers generally view playful boys as more disruptive and rebellious than girls exhibiting some of the same behavior. Researchers at the University of…

Peanut treatments early on can protect most children from suffering severe allergic reactions

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Dec 16, 2020 … VANCOUVER, British Columbia — For parents of young children dealing with food allergies, checking their food is safe can be a full-time job. In the hopes of preventing serious allergic reactions, a study is looking at how children can beat their peanut allergy head-on. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital…

Practicing Judo Could Improve Health, Social Struggles Of Children With Autism

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May 13, 2020 … ORLANDO, Fla. — According to a study by researchers at the University of Central Florida, practicing the martial art Judo is a viable option for helping children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) be more active and interact with others. The pilot study concluded that practicing Judo gave children with ASD more opportunities to engage in…

Suicide-Related Cases Increasingly Common in Children’s Hospitals, Study Finds

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May 09, 2017 … NASHVILLE — With depression and anxiety rates rapidly increasing among younger individuals, there has also been a concurrent dramatic increase in hospitalizations due to thoughts of suicide and self-harm, a new study finds. Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee looked at data from 32 children’s hospitals across the U.S., identifying inpatient and emergency visits between 2008…

Social media use tops list of child health concerns among parents in 2020; COVID ranked tenth!

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Dec 24, 2020 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For American parents, you may think the constant concern over COVID-19 is their biggest fear when it comes to their child’s health. A new survey finds that’s not actually the case, not even close. Researchers from the University of Michigan say quarantine and lockdowns have parents worrying more about their kids…

Inherited stress: Baby heartbeats can reveal if mom has depression or anxiety

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Oct 01, 2020 … HEIDELBERG, Germany — We inherit a whole lot from our parents. Appearance, of course, but many people also share similar personalities or demeanors with at least one parent as well. On a concerning note, a new study from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology finds babies born to mothers dealing with depression or anxiety often show physiological…

Teens who play violent video games ‘not at higher risk of mental health problems’ after all

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Jan 15, 2021 … SAN DIEGO — Watching children joyfully play gory video games where the characters are battling to the death can certainly make any parent worry about their adolescent’s mental state. But new research brings reason to calm those fears. Teens who play violent video games are not at higher risks of mental health problems after all,…

Depression On The Rise In America, Particularly Among Children, Study Finds

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Nov 05, 2017 … NEW YORK — Depression rates, particularly among young Americans, have increased significantly over the past decade, a new study finds. Researchers at Columbia University and the City University of New York (CUNY) examined data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annually-administered survey conducted among Americans aged 12 or older. More than…

Survey: Majority Of U.S. Parents Would Support Child’s Gender Transition

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Sep 18, 2017 … CHICAGO — As the latest sign of society’s increasing acceptance of transgender individuals, more than half of parents in the U.S. would support their child’s gender transition, a new survey finds. The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) commissioned the recent survey of nearly 2,200 American adults, trying to gauge perceptions on the sensitive topic of one’s…

Brain Changes Indicative Of Mental Disorder Seen In Girls Who Self-Harm, Study Finds

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Dec 17, 2018 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — The teenage years are fraught with emotions. Girls who experience heightened levels of anxiety, depression and hostility are more likely to self-harm. And now a new study tells us that these self-injurious behaviors, such as cutting, may do more than harm just the body: they also indicate potentially detrimental changes in the…

Study: Preschoolers Who Have Bad Relationship With Mom Grow ‘Clingy’ With Teachers

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Jun 12, 2020 … NEW YORK — It’s important for a young child to have a caregiver who they trust and feel they can depend on. So it makes sense that a new NYU study finds that preschoolers who have a poor relationship with their mothers tend to develop dependent or “clingy” relationships with their teachers. Additionally, researchers also say…

Pool Party Poopers: Parents Tire Of Summer — After Just 13 Days, Survey Finds

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Jul 04, 2019 … NEW YORK — Summer is eagerly anticipated all year long by children dreaming of escaping the boredom and responsibility of school, but what about their parents? While summer may feel like one big vacation for most kids, a new survey suggests that most parents are more stressed than ever during the summer months. The survey of…