While this does not prove a cause-effect relationship, it would seem to reinforce an urgent need to closely examine the impact of smartphone usage on the communication skills and psychological wellbeing of young people.
Ruling out cyclical economic factors and a changes in drug and alcohol use, they point to the increased ownership of smartphones and a concomitant (though not necessarily causal) increase in digital media time among this cohort, a trend that has a different impact on individuals depending on their developmental stage.
Children under the age of three are especially vulnerable to DNA methylation changes triggered by early-life adversity that may have long-term consequences on their mental health , according to a new longitudinal study by researchers from Harvard Medical School ’s Massachusetts General Hospital.
While the new guidelines focus on the importance of limiting children's' time in front of a screen, new research suggests that parents would be wise to follow the same advice when spending time with their kids.
If a screen is required for homework time or similar activities, teach children to set controls that limit texting and social media access while engaged in high-attention activities. Discuss the research about high screen time use with your children.
But there was a big effect on thinking skills, with later-born children performing worse on cognitive assessments from birth to age 14, with lasting impact into their adult years, the researchers found.“The lesson here for parents is that the types of investments that you make in your kids matter a lot, especially those that you make in the children’s first few years of life,” Lehmann said.
"Viewing idealized made up images, with or without the addition of no-makeup images, did not significantly impact women’s overall appearance satisfaction or mood." The researchers write, "Regularly promoting #nomakeupselfies on social media may be one way to reduce any negative impact of viewing idealized images of attractive others online.".
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bad diets are shortening lives worldwide -- killing more people globally than either smoking or high blood pressure , a large, new research suggests.
He found that among people aged 65 or older, meaningful friendships were stronger indicators of health and happiness than familial relationships. Recent studies show that singles have more friends and are better at maintaining their friendships than married people.
It's always exciting to discover new behavior patterns among wild animals, and recently a study of Eastern chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii ) living in the Bili-Uéré region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) showed these great apes using a new tool kit to obtain food.
Wife killer Borce Ristevski watched on in silence as relatives called him “selfish”, “despicable”, “vicious”, “heinous”, “cruel” and “a monster”.Victim impact statements were read out by family members of Karen Ristevski on the first day of a pre-sentence hearing in Victoria’s Supreme Court today.
The IMPACT 1.0 rating scale was co-created by researchers and families using design thinking methods. One of the most compelling features of this study is the use of design thinking techniques, originally used in business and engineering, to co-create the IMPACT 1.0 rating scale with families.
But there are some things we do know about the impact of violent imagery on the adolescent brain, and ways in which adults can help teenagers process such information.
As certain personality styles, like narcissism and psychopathy, are thought to be characterized by an inflated view of oneself, egocentrism, and lack of empathy for the impact of one’s bad behavior on others, it was hypothesized that high narcissism and psychopathy would result in greater self-serving bias and greater sexual hypocrisy.
In contrast, a recent report from the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 3 suggests that these concerns are, in effect, overstated: “...there is little evidence that this is the way that screen time works in influencing children’s wellbeing…”.
Despite countless new stories about abuse by clergy not to mention the various movie and television dramatizations of different scandals that have come to light, actual research into the impact of this kind of abuse on victims has been surprisingly scarce up to now.
Data from thousands of men and women shows rest is at its worst three months after birth Starting a family is a well-known way to make a good night’s sleep a distant dream, but new research suggests the parental yawns might go on for six years.
Greene, and Gary Ritter did in a recent working paper titled “An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment.” The researchers recruited 885 students across 15 schools and randomized students within schools to either a treatment or control condition.
Beyond the daily challenges of managing their mood and behavior and your understandable concerns about your child, you are dealing with something really hard and a part of parenting that’s likely not what you expected. 1. Take stock of the impact: Parenting an anxious child is HARD.
In addition to the misinterpretation of empathy, the studies did not control for subjects who had diagnosed or undiagnosed personality disorders. Still, the study did not specifically control for subjects who may have an undiagnosed personality disorder and, therefore, struggle with empathy.
As you may know, I work as a fundraising manager for a charity who support people with sight loss and other disabilities. Parents get guilty all the time – as I write this I’m feeling guilty that we dropped the bairn off for his first day at nursery this morning.
As the world grapples with the need to eliminate violence against women, there are oft-forgotten victims whose needs must also be addressed – the children, including girls, who are caught in the middle and are, at times, directly targeted.
ADHD is a chronic medical disorder affecting self-regulation, but with comprehensive long-term care, people living with it do well. Training adults and their physicians to consider and screen for ADHD whenever someone is struggling with self-care, lifestyle, or managing a specific medical condition.
For the past few years, Canadian Premature Babies Foundation has invested in peer-to-peer support groups online and in-person through our microgrant program, helping hospitals run informative and engaging group events for parents going through a stressful time.
They speak of an inability to feel spontaneous, to laugh and play, or to show affection to their children, and they grieve that their past experiences are impacting their ability to be effective mothers.
Cimone Stills was experiencing daily seizures but since the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her a trip to Paris she has experienced only one seizure. “If you were in the wish group you were twice as likely to have decreased healthcare utilization,” Patel, section chief of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and author of the paper, told TODAY.