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Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school
A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don t, new QUT research has found. The Australian study revealed one in three children have escalating problems sleeping across birth to five years which increased their risk of emotional and behavioural issues at school and put them at risk of attention deficit disorders. Dr Kate Williams click video below from QUT s Faculty of Education, School of ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
Quebeckers' sexual tastes and interests: A new study debunks preconceived not...
This news release is available in French . Are the sexual interests and behaviors of Quebeckers abnormal According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition DSM-5 , sexual interests fall into two categories normal normophilic and anomalous paraphilic . However, findings recently published in The Journal of Sex Research contradict the DSM-5, as they demonstrate that a number of legal sexual interests and behaviors considere ...
EurekAlert - Wed. Mar 9
There Is in This World No Function More Important
There is in this world no function more important than that of being charming. The forest glade would be incomplete without the humming-bird. To shed joy around, to radiate happiness , to cast light upon dark days, to be the golden thread of our destiny, and the very spirit of grace and harmony, is not this to render a service Victor Hugo, Toilers of the Sea A thoughtful reader sent me this quotation. It reminds me of one of my favorite lines, from G. K. C ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 8
Introducing Peanuts Early in Life Reduces Allergies
If your head spins from all the food research reversals, you re not alone. Despite a 2010 report stating that there was no reason to delay introducing potentially allergenic foods to kids, most parents are afraid to go there. I understand. We ve been fully educated on the perils kids face with regard to eating something that could produce an allergic reaction. And habits in this case feeding habits are hard to change. Particularly when it comes to peanuts. ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 8
When Is Depression Not Depression? Part 4
You feel sad and the world seems without color or flavor. You do not see the point of getting out of bed, but you have felt like this for several days and there are things that need to be done, so you get moving. This feels a lot like a depression , but there is a good reason to feel this way you are grieving . When depression is grief, the feelings can be very similar, and can last for some time. Traci was only 23 when her mother rapidly died from a late ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Mar 8
Time spent playing video games may have positive effects on young children
Video games are a favorite activity of children, yet its affect on their health is often perceived to be negative. A study by researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and colleagues at Paris Descartes University assessed the association between the amount of time spent playing video games and children s mental health and cognitive and social skills, and found that playing video games may have positive effects on young children. Results are p ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Do gun restrictions help reduce gun deaths?
A study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health looked at the associations between firearm-related laws and firearm homicides, suicides, and unintentional injuries and deaths. The paper is the first to explore the evidence from around the world on gun laws and gun violence to determine whether gun restrictions help reduce gun deaths. While the research did not conclusively prove that restrictions, or relaxation of laws, redu ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Risk of being involved in an avalanche less for smaller groups of recreationists
Philadelphia, PA, March 8, 2016 - Avalanches are the primary hazard for winter backcountry recreationists and cause numerous deaths and injuries annually. As winter backcountry activities increase in popularity, avalanches are a very real risk for adventurers who choose to travel off the beaten path. A new study reported in Wilderness and Environmental Medicine explored the risk of avalanche accidents with respect to group size for the first time and found ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
How weight affects 'wait!'
Child development experts already know obese children are at greater risk than their peers for developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, and joint problems. Now, researchers at the University of Iowa have added another concern to the list pedestrian injury. It s not because overweight and obese kids can t cross the street fast enough. Rather, in a study involving traffic simulations, researchers found that children with higher body ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Brain activity of nematodes seeking food offers new view on sleep
EUGENE, Ore. -- March 8, 2016 -- If you have trouble sleeping, the neurons in your brain may be firing like those in roundworms randomly seeking food in the absence of clues, says University of Oregon biologist Shawn R. Lockery. That connection is proposed in a theoretical neuroscience paper co-authored by 12 researchers at 10 institutions that is in the journal eLife . The research -- 14 years in the making -- was led by Lockery and supported by the Natio ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Holding mirror to docs who overprescribe addictive drugs doesn't stem prescrip...
Researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health, with colleagues at the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS , conducted a randomized trial of informative letters aimed at suspected inappropriate prescribers of addictive substances like opioids and amphetamines. Top prescribers of these substances were identified and sent a let ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
Variation in medical marijuana program regulations impacts enrollment
NEW YORK, NY March 7, 2016 - A study published today in Health Affairs found that while 14 of the nation s 24 medical marijuana programs were essentially nonmedical in practice, they enrolled more than 99 percent of overall participants. Fewer than one percent were enrolled in medicalized programs that adhere to accepted professional standards in medicine. More than one million people participate in medical marijuana programs in the United States. The stud ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Mar 8
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