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Young adults who spend 5+ hours daily on social media much more likely to be depressed

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Dec 30, 2020 … FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For children and young adults alike, it can sometimes seem like their smartphones are a part of their bodies. While younger people aren’t the only ones who can develop an addiction to surfing social media all day, a new study finds it can have a serious impact on their mental health. Researchers…

Stick-thin dolls make young girls want to be dangerously skinny — even at 5 years-old

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Mar 15, 2021 … DURHAM, United Kingdom — Do “model-thin” children’s dolls lead to dangerously skinny young girls? A new study finds stick-thin dolls, like Barbies and Monster High dolls, can make girls as young as five want to become unhealthily thin. Researchers in the United Kingdom say playing with the plastic fashion icon and similar toys just once…

Working from home leads to kids getting more sleep, but more depression for parents

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Sep 08, 2021 … ADELAIDE, Australia — The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted babies’ sleep by 40 minutes a day, according to a new study. Researchers from Flinders University say having to work from home has had some real benefits, with parents feeling less drowsy during the day and children getting more shut-eye at night. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine…

‘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.…

More than 40% of parents say their kids have fallen behind in school during pandemic, lack interest in classes

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Mar 19, 2021 … NEW YORK — While out-of-work adults and seniors may be bearing the brunt of mental health issues during the pandemic, parents aren’t forgetting about quarantine’s toll on their children. A new study finds the majority of American parents are worrying about their child’s mental health more than ever. A OnePoll survey asked 2,000 American parents how…

Study: Teens Who Hold Off On Dating Have Better Social Skills, Less Depressed

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Sep 09, 2019 … ATHENS, Ga. — In contrast to every movie or television show you’ve ever seen about teenagers in high school, a new study has found that teens who don’t date are happier, less depressed, and more adept at dealing with a variety of social situations. It’s generally believed that dating is a perfectly healthy part of being…

Study Exposes Startling Trend: Many Teens Cyberbully Themselves

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Nov 01, 2017 … BOCA RATON, Fla. — Adolescent victims of cyberbullying have increasingly become their own perpetrators, a new study finds, and experts warn this form of “digital self-harm” is growing at alarming rates. Researchers at Florida Atlantic University surveyed a nationally representative sample of 5,593 middle and high school students, finding that “self-cyberbullying” — when youth publish malicious…

Nearly Quarter Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Mental Disorder, Study Finds

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Nov 01, 2017 … HOUSTON — Undocumented Mexican immigrants living near the California-Mexico border experience increased rates of clinical depression and anxiety, a new study finds. Researchers at Rice University examined the incidence of mental illnesses and substance abuse among 250 individuals within this stressed population, finding that 23 percent met the DSM’s criteria for having a mental disorder.…

Breastfeeding For Just Two Months Dramatically Reduces SIDS Risk, Study Finds

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Mar 21, 2018 … CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of infant death between the ages of one month and one year. A new international study offers hope for those parents who wonder whether there is something they can do to circumvent this rare, but catastrophic, event. It turns out breastfeeding can play…

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…

1 in 5 Colorado high school students have easy access to handguns, study reveals

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Apr 01, 2021 … AURORA, Colo. — Regardless of where an individual stands on gun control and America’s second amendment, most can agree no child should have access to firearms. Unfortunately, a new study finds one in five adolescents in Colorado can easily gain possession of a handgun. Researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus add the findings…

Perfectionism Is On The Rise, And It’s A Major Cause Of Mental Health Issues, Study Finds

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Jan 08, 2018 … BATH, England — They might say that nobody’s perfect, but don’t tell millennials that. A new study finds that perfectionism is far more prevalent among young adults than previous generations, and the trend is adversely affecting their mental health. Researchers in the United Kingdom examined data on nearly 42,000 college students from English-speaking countries who had…