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Absentee Dads affect how women interpret interest from men

New research finds that women who were reminded of a time that their dad was absent from their lives -- or who actually experienced poor quality fathering while growing up -- perceived greater mating intent in the described behaviors of a hypothetical male dating partner and when talking with a man. These women also 'saw' more sexual arousal when viewing images of men's faces.

Most US adults say today's children have worse health prospects

Less than one-third of adults believe that kids are physically healthier today compared to kids in their own childhoods and fewer than 25 percent think children's mental health status is better now.

Children uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronic screens

A new article spells out why children and teens are particularly sensitive to the sleep-disrupting impact of electronics.

Young bats learn bat 'dialects' from their nestmates

Young bats adopt a specific 'dialect' spoken by their own colonies, even when this dialect differs from the bat 'mother tongue,' a new study shows. By offering insight into the evolutionary origins of language acquisition skills, the study calls into question the uniqueness of this skill in humans.

Drinking during adolescence and young adulthood: Taboo, tolerated, and treasured

The etiology of a behavior, such as alcohol drinking, can change during adolescence and young adulthood. A new article explores factors of family and friend influences on youth and young adult drinking.

Early childhood adversities linked to health problems in tweens, teens

Researchers have identified a pathway in the brain that seems to connect exposure to adverse experiences during early childhood with depression and problems with physical health in teens and preteens.

Bonding benefits of breastfeeding extend years beyond infancy

Women who breastfeed their children longer exhibit more maternal sensitivity well past the infant and toddler years, according to a 10-year longitudinal study.

Household with mother (-in-law) means fewer kids

Women who live with their own mother or their mother in law in the same household have, on average, fewer children than women who only live with their spouse. Evolutionary anthropologists report this on the basis of intercultural data of 2.5 million women worldwide. Until now, evolutionary biologists have assumed the opposite.

Brain patterns underlying mothers' responses to infant cries

Infant cries activate specific brain regions related to movement and speech, according to a study of mothers in 11 countries. The findings identify behaviors and underlying brain activities that are consistent among mothers from different cultures.

More teens than ever aren't getting enough sleep

Researchers found that about 40 percent of adolescents in 2015 slept less than 7 hours a night, which is 58 percent more than in 1991 and 17 percent more than in 2009. They further learned that the more time young people reported spending online, the less sleep they got. Show More Summary

Itsy bitsy spider: Fear of spiders and snakes is deeply embedded in us

Snakes and spiders evoke fear and disgust in many people, even in developed countries where hardly anybody comes into contact with them. Until now, there has been debate about whether this aversion is innate or learnt. Scientists have...Show More Summary

Baby talk in any language: Shifting the timbre of our voices

When talking with their young infants, parents instinctively use 'baby talk,' a unique form of speech including exaggerated pitch contours and short, repetitive phrases. Now, researchers have found another unique feature of the way mothers talk to their babies: they shift the timbre of their voice in a rather specific way. Show More Summary

Children with ADHD Likely to Have Touch-Processing Abnormalities

Children with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) are likely to also have trouble with touch (tactile) processing. A new study finds that children with ADHD fare worse on several tests of tactile functioning, including reaction time and detecting a weak stimulus on the skin (detection threshold).

Dutch children bereaved by domestic homicides 'more burdened than expected'

The majority of Dutch children who lost a parent to intimate partner homicide had already experienced violence, often without professional support.

Do mothers favor daughters and fathers favor sons?

Mothers are more likely to spend money on daughters and fathers are more likely to spend on sons -- despite the fact that parents think they are spending equally -- new research indicates.

Online parent training helps young kids with ADHD

Researchers have discovered that brief online or in-person behavioral therapy for parents is equally effective in improving children's behavior and parental knowledge -- a potential game changer for parents strapped for time and acc...

Physical abuse and punishment impact children's academic performance

Scientists have found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children's cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation.

Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content, and not with noise

For babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organizes the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorize them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Show More Summary

Like father like son? How we balance work, family life may be learned from our parents

The extent to which we prioritize work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study.

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