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Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood
A study using historical data found that the offspring of mothers who endure famine during pregnancy have a higher risk of mental health issues in later life.
Medical News Today - Sat. Nov 18
Walking in Natural Environments Nourishes Parent-Child Bonds
Spending time in nature with your kids even if it s just a 20-minute walk in a nearby park can strengthen parent-child bonds and help family members get along better with one another, according to a new study on natural spaces and development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This experimental research was recently published in the journal Children, Youth and Environments . This new research is based on the Attention Restoration Theory A ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
Beyond Reality: Pretend Play Matters
What is Pretend Play Pretend play begins around 2 years of age, increases around 3-4 years of age, and declines again around 6 years of age, at which time children begin transitioning to playing more games with rules Piaget, 1962 . Pretend play is commonly defined among researchers as play involving transformations Fein, 1975 and holding multiple representations of objects and the thoughts and feelings of others at once Leslie, 1987 . What does this mean i ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
What is Love?
Looking at human affairs, many of us are saddened by the fact that there is a lot of misery in the world suffering, deception , and destruction. Some feel that things are getting worse, the world is more divided than ever. On the other hand, we are encouraged by the many acts of kindness, thoughtfulness, and love that also goes around. Indeed, almost everybody wants to live happily and peacefully, and almost everybody wants loving relationships even those ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
Darwin's Classroom
Think back to elementary school. You remember, right Practicing your cursive letters. Playing kickball on the blacktop. Being told to stop chewing gum because somehow that impedes learning ... etc. Here s one thing you probably don t think about How much your elementary school education mapped onto features that characterized the educational contexts of our ancestors across the lion s share of human evolutionary history. You may not have thought about this ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
3 Mindful Eating Tips to Savor Thanksgiving
There is a lot of panic and hysteria surrounding Thanksgiving. The Internet is filled with misguided tips such as such as dress to impress in tight clothing so you ll feel more uncomfortable more quickly because the answer to our problems is making ourselves feel more uncomfortable , eat mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes cauliflower is delicious in it s own right but no matter how you dice it, it s not a potato , and wait until food has been pi ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
Measurement Validity Explained in Simple Language
In my previous blog post , I noted that reliability and validity are two essential properties of psychological measurement. Measures of intelligence , personality , vocational interests, and so forth that lack reliability and validity are worse than useless. When we make important decisions for ourselves or others based on psychological measures that lack reliability or validity, those decisions are likely to be wrong and harmful. Therefore, I think it is ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Nov 18
Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized
A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. However, after surveying 3293 adults, taken as representative of the UK population, researchers found that only a quarter of respondents were aware of the link between ob ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Asthma attacks reduced in tree-lined urban neighborhoods
People living in polluted urban areas are far less likely to be admitted to hospital with asthma when there are lots of trees in their neighbourhood, a study by the University of Exeter s medical school has found. The study into the impact of urban greenery on asthma suggests that respiratory health can be improved by the expansion of tree cover in very polluted urban neighbourhoods. The study, published in the journal Environment International , looked at ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
First-graders fitter than expected
Childhood obesity is often attributed to a lack of exercise. So what about sports among elementary school students A team from the Technical University of Munich TUM pursued this question and collected the results of fitness tests for first-year students over a period of one decade. Their study shows that students did not lose their strength. Speed or balance even increased over the time of ten years. One change was in the boys, whose endurance decreased c ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
BfR supports EFSA and ECHA with the development of European guidelines for the...
The basis of the discussion was formed by literature research and a survey conducted by the BfR among competent laboratories on the applicability and feasibility of methods in the identification of endocrine disruptors. The recommendations prepared as a result of the hearing are intended to be included as an annex to the guidelines for the health assessment of endocrine disruptors in line with the EFSA mandate. These European guidelines are currently being ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
Decrease in sunshine, increase in rickets
A University of Toronto student and professor have teamed up to discover that Britain s increasing cloudiness during the summer could be an important reason for the mysterious increase in Rickets among British children over the past few decades. Hospitalizations of children due to the disabling bone disease, caused by lack of vitamin D, began dramatically increasing starting in the mid-1990s, puzzling public health experts. Some have pointed to changing im ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Nov 18
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