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Praise, Not Scolding, Can Lead to Better Classroom Behavior

Praise, Not Scolding, Can Lead to Better Classroom Behavior

A new study finds that to improve behavior in class, teachers should focus on praising children for good behavior, rather than telling them off for being disruptive. Researchers from Brigham...
Study: Standard Test for Autism Needs Work

Study: Standard Test for Autism Needs Work

In a new review, researchers discovered that a test widely used to diagnose autism in children is less reliable than previously assumed. Using a novel study method, investigators from Rutgers...
‘Macho’ Identity Linked to More Severe PTSD in Vets

‘Macho’ Identity Linked to More Severe PTSD in Vets

Military training includes learning to suppress emotion and the development of self-reliance. These skills are believed to help service members perform better in the field. New research suggests that
Middle School Can Be Highly Stressful, And Not Just For Students

Middle School Can Be Highly Stressful, And Not Just For Students

Middle school is notorious for being one of the most stressful periods in a young person’s life. Now, a new study finds that middle school is not just stressful for...
9 Out of 10 Parents Say Teens Spend Too Much Time Video Gaming

9 Out of 10 Parents Say Teens Spend Too Much Time Video Gaming

A new poll finds that nearly 90 percent of parents believe their teen spends too much time gaming. However, the poll also suggests many parents may be mistaken about the...
Maternal Stress May Harm Babies’ Brains

Maternal Stress May Harm Babies’ Brains

New research has found that severe maternal stress, anxiety and depression may be associated with impairment in key fetal brain regions before birth. Researchers from the Children’s National Hospital
Depression Around Menopause Often Goes Undetected

Depression Around Menopause Often Goes Undetected

New research suggests a high number of women experience symptoms of depression during perimenopause yet the mental health issue is not detected and as a consequence, untreated. Investigators
Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Two new studies reveal that weight again associated with leaving adolescence and moving into adulthood reflects a decrease in physical activity and changes in diet. Researchers at the University of...
Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

Study: Most Canadians With Anxiety Disorder Show Ample Recovery

New research from the University of Toronto provides good news to those with a history of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), the most common type of psychiatric illness. Investigators reviewed
Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

Autism Families Face Numerous Taxing Challenges

A new survey of caregivers of children with autism found that families of children with autism face high physical, mental and emotional burdens. Moreover, some families are sometimes ridiculed and...
Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

Is It Time to Teach Teens ‘Safe’ Sexting?

A new paper suggests that fear-based messages to prevent teen sexting is the wrong approach as the strategy will fail. A better tactic, say researchers from Florida Atlantic University and...
Faking Emotions at Work May Do More Harm Than Good

Faking Emotions at Work May Do More Harm Than Good

A new analysis looks at two ways employees may try to regulate their emotions at work: surface acting and deep acting. “Surface acting is faking what you’re displaying to other...
Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

Health Concerns a Major Issue for Recently Discharged Military Personnel

New research finds that in the months after separating from military service, most veterans are less satisfied with their health than with their work or social relationships. The Veterans Affairs...

Communicating with Dad After Divorce Is Important for Teen Health

New research confirms the importance of sustaining a strong relationship between teenagers and both parents after a divorce. Maintaining a close association with the father is especially important;
Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Lithium Monitor Could Improve Drug Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

In a laboratory proof of concept study — pilot research that shows a drug or project is likely to succeed — investigators have created a wearable device that can detect...
Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

Women With High-Risk Pregnancy May Need Professional Support

New evidence suggests that a woman with a high-risk pregnancy needs strong psychosocial support. If the support is not available, women may struggle with fears and concerns while feeling isolated...
Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

Cardio Exercise Tied to Brain Health Via Increased Gray Matter

New research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings finds that cardiorespiratory exercise such as fast walking, running, biking or any activity that elevates heart rate, is linked to an increase in
Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

A new study in JAMA Cardiology finds that genetic testing to identify those at high risk for obesity has not translated into weight loss, suggesting it is better to focus...
Calorie Intake May Affect Weight Gain More Than Physical Activity

Calorie Intake May Affect Weight Gain More Than Physical Activity

Research among forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest suggest children in Amazonia do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they
Obesity: Amazon Research Finds Calorie Intake More Important Than Activity

Obesity: Amazon Research Finds Calorie Intake More Important Than Activity

Research among forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest suggest children in Amazonia do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they