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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

Developing Brains of Premature Babies Benefit from Caffeine Therapy

Dec. 12, 2018 — New research shows early caffeine treatment of premature babies born less than 29 weeks' gestation has no long-term negative effects on brain ... read more

Parents, Kids Spend More Time Discussing How to Use Mobile Technology Than Talking About Content

Dec. 11, 2018 — Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child's online ... read more

Attention Training Improves Intelligence and Functioning of Children's Brain

Dec. 11, 2018 — Being able to voluntarily regulate our attention is crucial for mental processes such as intelligence and learning in children. With this in mind, researchers have carried out a study in which they ... read more

Music Evokes Powerful Positive Emotions Through Personal Memories

Dec. 11, 2018 — Music is known to evoke emotions through a range of mechanisms. A new study gives insights into the way positive emotional reactions can be triggered by music and ... read more

New Study Finds Bias Against Women and Girls When Intellectual Ability Is Sought

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study finds bias against both women and girls for jobs or activities requiring intellectual ability. The research underscores the pervasiveness of gender bias, held even among females, in both ... read more

Graphic Warnings Snuff out Cigarettes' Appeal to Kids

Dec. 7, 2018 — New research suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette ... read more

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children's Mental Health

Dec. 6, 2018 — Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and ... read more

'Chemo Brain' Caused by Malfunction in Three Types of Brain Cells, Study Finds

Dec. 6, 2018 — In a new study explaining the cellular mechanisms behind cognitive impairment from chemotherapy, scientists have demonstrated that a widely used chemotherapy drug, methotrexate, causes a complex set ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Babies recognize faces from profile view in the second half of the first year of life, new research ... read more

Regular Bedtimes and Sufficient Sleep for Children May Lead to Healthier Teens

Dec. 6, 2018 — Having a regular, age-appropriate bedtime and getting sufficient sleep from early childhood may be important for healthy body weight in adolescence, according to ... read more

Infections During Childhood Increase the Risk of Mental Disorders

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study shows that the infections children contract during their childhood are linked to an increase in the risk of mental disorders during childhood and adolescence. This knowledge expands our ... read more

Cannabis-Based Compound May Reduce Seizures in Children With Epilepsy

Dec. 5, 2018 — A recent analysis of published studies indicates that the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of epilepsy in children looks ... read more

Maternal Stress at Conception Linked to Children's Stress Response at Age 11

Dec. 5, 2018 — A new study finds that mothers' stress levels at the moment they conceive their children are linked to the way children respond to life challenges at age ... read more

How Young Women View Men Affects How They Imagine Their Future Selves

Dec. 4, 2018 — When young women believe more men are becoming stay-at-home dads, they are more likely to imagine themselves as the financial providers for their future families. When they don't think ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Until now, research exploring how and why cute aggression occurs has been the domain of behavioral psychology. But recently, a licensed clinical psychologist with a background in neuroscience has ... read more

Negative Views of Flexible Working Prevalent, Especially Among Men

Dec. 4, 2018 — Flexible working often leads to negative views from other employees, with 1/3 of all UK workers believing those who work flexibly create more work for others, while a similar proportion believe their ... read more

Mothers Whose Responses to Infants' Facial Cues Increase Report Stronger Bonds With Babies

Dec. 4, 2018 — A new study examines whether pregnancy changes mothers' neural sensitivity to infants' facial cues, and whether such changes affect mother-infant bonding. The study finds that increases in ... read more

The Powerful Impact of Real-World Learning Experiences for Kids

Dec. 4, 2018 — Real-world learning experiences, like summer camps, can significantly improve children's knowledge in a matter of just days, a new study suggests. Researchers found that 4- to 9-year-old kids ... read more

Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Personal Care Products May Speed Puberty in Girls

Dec. 3, 2018 — Girls exposed to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products before birth may hit puberty earlier, according to a new longitudinal study. Researchers found ... read more

As Married Couples Age, Humor Replaces Bickering

Dec. 3, 2018 — Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humor and ... read more

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