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Boys Who Participate In Sports Benefit From Improved Cognitive, Emotional, And Behavioral Well-Being And Decreased Aggression

We know that physical education teaches children about fitness and encourages them to live a healthy lifestyle. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has statistical evidence that sports participation is also beneficial to a child’s cognitive, emotional, and behavioral well-being. The research was recently presented at TAU’s Renata Adler Memorial Research Center for Child Welfare […]

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Vladas Griskevicius

Socioeconomic Status As A Child Significantly Influences Response To Stress As An Adult

When faced with threat, people who grew up poor are more likely to make risky financial choices in search of a quick windfall, according to new research from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. The study, “The Influence of Mortality and Socioeconomic Status on Risk and Delayed Rewards: A Life History Approach,” was […]

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Talat Islam, MBBS

Exposure To Parental Stress Increases Pollution-Related Lung Damage In Children

Psychosocial stress appears to enhance the lung-damaging effects of traffic-related pollution (TRP) in children, according to new research from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. The results will appear online ahead of the print edition of the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical […]

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Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

Diagnosed Autism Is More Common In Information-Technology (IT)-Rich Regions

A new study from Cambridge University has for the first time found that autism diagnoses are more common in an IT-rich region. The Medical Research Council (MRC) funded study, published today in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, has important implications for service provision in different regions and for the ‘hyper-systemizing’ theory of autism.

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Diet Of Low-Income Families Often Falls Short in Nutrition

More than seven in 10 low-income families in a new University of Nebraska-Lincoln study struggled to reach adequate levels of nutrition in their diet, researchers said. When asked to recall their food choices from the previous day, only 28 percent of participating parents and caregivers reported meals with adequate amounts of nutrients like Vitamins A […]

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