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Social media use at age 10 could reduce wellbeing of adolescent girls

Social media use may have different effects on wellbeing in adolescent boys and girls, according to new research. Researchers found an association between increased time spent on social media in early adolescence (age 10) and reduced well-being in later adolescence (age 10-15) -- but only among girls.

Siblings of cot death victims have four-fold cot death risk

Researchers say steps to avoid sibling deaths could be identified through autopsies and family screening.

Educational success curbs effects of child abuse, neglect

The emotional and sexual abuse that some children endure can lead them to commit crimes later in life. But when children achieve good grades and don't skip school, the likelihood of self-reported, chronic criminal behaviors declines significantly.

Parents’ lives made more miserable by the ‘boomerang generation’ returning home

Adult children who return to live with their parents, the so-called ‘boomerang generation’, cause a significant decline in parents’ quality of life and well-being, according to new research.

Study finds language, achievement benefits of universal early childhood education

A study of more than 60,000 children enrolled in Norway's universal early education system has found the program improves language skills and narrows achievement gaps.

Newborn babies who suffered stroke regain language function in opposite side of brain

A stroke in a baby -- even a big one -- does not have the same lasting impact as a stroke in an adult. A study found that a decade or two after a 'perinatal' stroke damaged the left 'language' side of the brain, affected teenagers and young adults used the right sides of their brain for language.

Research finds early childhood program linked to degree completion at age 35

Participating in an intensive early childhood education program from preschool to third grade is linked to higher educational attainment in mid-life, according to a new study.

Teens whose mothers had an abortion are more likely to undergo abortion

Teens whose mothers had abortions were more likely to also have abortions, according to new research.

Prader-Willi syndrome reversed in brain cells growing in the lab

Stem cell researchers have reversed Prader-Willi syndrome in brain cells growing in the lab. The discovery provides clues that could lead to a treatment for Prader-Willi, a genetic disorder that silences genes necessary for normal brain function. Show More Summary

Parental sensitivity strong predictor of healthy infant-parent attachment

Researchers are one step closer to understanding how infants become securely attached to their parents. Researchers have shown how parents' level of sensitivity is an important predictor of infant-parent attachment, but also the degree to which they are attuned to their baby's thoughts and feelings. Show More Summary

A 'touching sight': How babies' brains process touch builds foundations for learning

A new study provides one of the first looks inside the infant's brain to show where the sense of touch is processed -- not just when a baby feels a touch to the hand or foot, but when the baby sees an adult's hand or foot being touched, as well. Researchers say these connections help lay the groundwork for the developmental and cognitive skills of imitation and empathy.

Young people with shared residency have fewer mental problems

Young people with shared residency after their parents’ divorce have fewer mental problems than young people with other residency arrangements.

Junk food, energy drinks may pose unique risks for teens, new data shows

The popularity of energy drinks and junk food might have unique risks for teenagers who consume too much of them during the later stages of brain development. These are just two of the factors potentially affecting teen brain development examined in a new special issue of Birth Defects Research: The Teenage Brain, published by the Teratology Society with John Wiley & Sons.

Juggling bills may be key at-risk indicator for food insecurity

Pawning family valuables or paying one bill while letting another bill slide may be warning signs that someone is at risk for being food insecure. A new study uses data collected from people who visit food pantries to show that these financial coping strategies can help identify people who are very food insecure or at risk for becoming food insecure.

Teens who help strangers have more confidence

A new study found that adolescents who exhibited prosocial behavior toward strangers had higher self-esteem a year later. The same was not true for prosocial behavior solely to friends and family.

Parenting behaviors linked to suicide among adolescents

A fresh look at a federally sponsored 2012 national study shows a significant link between parent's behaviors and thoughts of suicide among adolescents.

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.

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