Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Highest Amid Girls

Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Highest Amid Girls

Rates of female suicides by hanging or suffocation are approaching those of males, which is troubling considering the "gender paradox" in suicidal behavior, according to study co-author Jeff Bridge, director of the Center for Suicide Prevention and Research.

Why Children Lie and What To Do About It

Why Children Lie and What To Do About It

When the researcher returns almost all of the darts are usually stuck to the dartboard, even though the yellow line has been deliberately set so far back that the average child will miss most of the time.

A New Way of Looking at the Personality of the Bragger

A New Way of Looking at the Personality of the Bragger

The three components of personality test bragging, then, include social desirability, overclaiming, and overconfidence which, as noted by the authors, form a “nomological network” reflecting a general positivity bias.

Becoming Panic-Free

Becoming Panic-Free

To activate the parasympathetic nervous system, we turned to Stephen Porges' discovery that signals from another person's face, voice, and touch can cause down-regulation. Links between a challenging situation and a memory of a calming person's face, voice, and touch activate parasympathetic nervous system down-regulation.

Here's why you should let your kids run wild at the park

Here's why you should let your kids run wild at the park

Experts say letting your children guide their own play at your local park could be the antidote to helicopter parenting. As a mostly unstructured activity, visiting a park is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to allow children to make independent decisions in a relatively controlled and contained environment, which allows for some risk-taking and experimentation.

As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

As Sense of Smell Fades, Does Death Come Closer?

They discovered that a poor sense of smell was associated with a nearly 50% higher risk of death within the next decade for adults older than 70. What's more, the researchers found that the conditions already linked to poor sense of smell only accounted for about 28% of the higher death risk.

Do People Who Have Grit Have It All the Time?

Do People Who Have Grit Have It All the Time?

The researchers found that a blend of letting failure roll off your back , growth mindset beliefs, and lower amounts of maladaptive perfectionism were a winning triad for boosting grit scores in life, school , and sports .

Is Vitamin D Hype ‘Wishful Thinking’?

Is Vitamin D Hype ‘Wishful Thinking’?

While low vitamin D levels have been linked to many health problems -- such as a higher risk of some types of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and depression -- research is inconclusive.

The Best Scientific Questions

The Best Scientific Questions

Scientists who try to develop a single, over-arching theory that can explain many things map onto the hedgehog model. Scientists who lay out all possible theories to try to explain a phenomenon map onto the fox model.

More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5

More TV, Tablets, More Attention Issues at Age 5

It's true that screen limits make sense, and that young kids should be physically active, said Yamalis Diaz, a clinical assistant professor of child psychiatry at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

Is a New Remedy for Body Odor on the Horizon?

That's because zinc oxide kills the two types of bacteria that cause underarm odor -- Corynebacterium spp. The researchers took samples of the study participants' underarm bacteria and caused small wounds in the area.

Unhealthy Diets May Be World's Biggest Killer

Unhealthy Diets May Be World's Biggest Killer

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.

5 Ways Money May Be Costing You

5 Ways Money May Be Costing You

In the study, participants were given a picture of a ladder with rungs labeled 1-10 and were asked to self-identify their social class by choosing a corresponding rung.

Do You or Your Partner Have an Avoidant Attachment Pattern?

Do You or Your Partner Have an Avoidant Attachment Pattern?

Having grown up experiencing an avoidant attachment pattern, it is more likely for a person to go on to form a dismissive attachment pattern in their relationships with their partner and/or their child.

Happy Wife = Long Life?

Happy Wife = Long Life?

But let's take this adage one step further and ask an even more intriguing question: Can having a happy spouse (regardless of gender ) not only lead to a happier life but a longer one as well? A third possible explanation, one the researcher examined in this study, is that happy people are simply more physically active.

For Toddlers, Books Still Better Than Tablets

For Toddlers, Books Still Better Than Tablets

This held true even when comparing print books against very basic e-readers that don't contain distracting elements like sound effects or animation, noted lead researcher Dr. Tiffany Munzer.

Study Reveals That Girls Who Play Princess Grow Up With Skewed Perceptions Of The Role Of Modern Monarchy In A Democratic Society

Study Reveals That Girls Who Play Princess Grow Up With Skewed Perceptions Of The Role Of Modern Monarchy In A Democratic Society

“Conversely, two-thirds of participants who never role-played as Rapunzel or Cinderella demonstrated, through their treatment of Grand Vizier Teddy-Bear and Countess Cottontail, a rudimentary but progressive understanding of how a Royal Highness’s ceremonial and legal powers within the State vary across the 44 monarchical nations while still generally leaning towards the embodiment of national identity, if merely as a figurehead.

Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?

Is Comparison Really the Thief of Joy?

If you’re trying to become a better cook, comparing yourself to your most cooking-show-ready friend is only useful if you focus on the ways that you could become more like them.

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox

Exercise and Fasting Linked to Brain Detox

The fact that fasting and vigorous exercise are now linked to the cellular clean-up process which may be responsible for removal of excess proteins known to cause Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative conditions could mean that the Harvard researchers have stumbled across a biological process which might explain why metabolic disorders are such a significant risk factor for developing neurodegenerative disease in the first place.

A 'Dada' 3 years in the making: Richard Engel shares son's emotional milestone

A 'Dada' 3 years in the making: Richard Engel shares son's emotional milestone

And don’t waste time because I need it NOW!” I hope one day she’ll just get a “Hi Mama, it’s good to see you,” like my Dada. Courtesy of Richard Engel Henry has a neurological disorder caused by the mutation of a gene called MECP2.

The Ripple Effects of Mass Incarceration

The Ripple Effects of Mass Incarceration

A study published this month found that 45 percent of all Americans have had an immediate family member spend time in jail or prison. The study found that people who are African-American and those who have low education levels are significantly more likely to have an immediate family member incarcerated.

SIDS Risk Doubles If Mom Smoked in Pregnancy

SIDS Risk Doubles If Mom Smoked in Pregnancy

Although 55 percent of the women in the study who smoked didn't stop or cut back during pregnancy, those who did markedly reduced the risk of SIDS, Anderson said.

Many Parents Think Their Vaping Won’t Harm Kids

Many Parents Think Their Vaping Won’t Harm Kids

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Many parents who smoke try to shield their kids from their unhealthy habit -- but those who vape may not take the same precautions, a new study suggests. It's not clear whether e-cigarette users in this study were trying to quit smoking.

Apple-Shaped Body? Pear-Shaped? Your Genes May Tell

Apple-Shaped Body? Pear-Shaped? Your Genes May Tell

If researchers can learn about the important gene variants, Loos explained, they can better understand why some people develop diabetes or heart disease when they gain weight, while others do not. "The gene variations we identified in this study don't act in the brain," Loos said.

When Men Attack: Why (and Which) Men Sexually Assault Women

When Men Attack: Why (and Which) Men Sexually Assault Women

Thus for example, nations that allow the legacy of men’s biological strength advantage to guide their social order have high levels of both gender inequality and sexual violence against women.

Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Here's one way you definitely won't change an anti-vaxxer's opinion

Aggressive or dismissive language can make people less likely to vaccinate , while open, respectful discussion with a trusted individual can encourage hesitant parents towards vaccination.

Micronutrients in Psychiatry: Sound Science or Just Hype?

Micronutrients in Psychiatry: Sound Science or Just Hype?

I anticipate a skeptical response like, "I'm battling Major Depression and you're suggesting I eat better and take a multi?" I recently spoke with a leading researcher on nutrition and mental health, psychologist Julia Rucklidge.

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

If My Parents Are Divorced, Is My Marriage Doomed to Fail?

Research points to two dominant theories to explain the increased divorce risk of children of divorce: Personal Skills Theory and Commitment and Confidence Theory. In his 2001 study, Amato and Deboer found that children whose parents who fought a lot but never divorced were not at increased risk of divorce themselves.

New Study Finds Possible Root of Schizophrenia Symptoms

New Study Finds Possible Root of Schizophrenia Symptoms

For the first time, we know what brain circuit to go after." The authors explain the significance of these results, “A breakdown of connectivity in a specific dorsolateral prefrontal cortex-to-cerebellum network directly corresponded to negative symptom severity.

Can Too Much Screen Time Hinder Child Development?

Can Too Much Screen Time Hinder Child Development?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young children spend a lot of time fiddling with smartphones, tapping away at tablets and staring at TV screens.

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