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  • Kids’ Common Infections Not Likely to Impact Brain or Learning
    Common childhood infections, including those that result in numerous absences from school, do not appear to negatively impact children’s brains or their ability to do well in school, according to […] link to source

  • Among New Male Drivers, Teens Outperform Men in 20s
    In a new study, researchers wanted to see how the skills of new drivers might be influenced by four factors: age, gender, sports participation, and video game experience. The findings […] link to source

  • Hospital Patients with Dementia Twice as Likely to Return Within 30 Days
    Older hospital patients with dementia are about twice as likely to return to the hospital within 30 days of discharge, compared to older adults without dementia, according to a new […] link to source

  • Fitness Posts on Social Media Influence Friends — For Better or Worse
    When people regularly post photos of their fitness pursuits on social media, they may be influencing the health of their friends, for better or worse. According to a study by […] link to source

  • How Emotions May Impact Kids’ Snacking Habits
    A new study finds that young children tend to prefer sweets over other types of snacks when they are feeling more emotional. For example, the findings show that children aged […] link to source

  • Additional Review of Ketamine as Fast Acting Antidepressant is Promising
    Ketamine, a drug widely used for anesthesia during surgery has received extensive analysis as a potential medication to treat severe depression. Two new studies suggest the medication could offer a […] link to source

  • New Technique Creates Images from Brain Activity of Perceptions
    Neuroscientists at the University of Toronto Scarborough have developed an imaging technique that can reconstruct images of what people perceive based on their brain activity gathered by EEG. Specifically, the […] link to source

  • Preschool Education Fosters Healthy Eating Habits
    An often-overlooked epidemic in America is fact that one in four preschoolers are overweight or obese. Experts explain that poor nutrition in early childhood has enduring consequences to children’s cognitive […] link to source

  • No Simple Answer to Impact of Smartphones on Teens
    New research suggests the impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen. Researchers attempted to answer the question of whether the next generation […] link to source

  • Amino Acid May Be Implicated in Depression
    A new Finnish study finds that people with major depressive disorder (MDD) may have reduced bioavailability of the amino acid arginine. In the body, arginine turns into nitric oxide (NO), […] link to source

  • New Communication Strategies Help Alzheimer’s Couples
    A new first-of-its-kind study has found that caregiver-partner communication can improve among couples as they attempt to manage dementia, but it takes practice. For these couples, the communication strategies they […] link to source

  • Perceptions of God Impact Conservative and Liberal Attitudes
    New research suggests Republicans who believe that God is highly engaged with humanity are like Democrats — more liberal — when it comes to social and economic justice issues. The […] link to source

  • Bolstering Self-Concept in Young Mental Health Patients May Aid in Treatment
    New research suggests an important part of treatment for young mental health patients — especially those in a hospital setting — is improving how they perceive themselves, according to a […] link to source

  • Both Older and Younger Siblings Impact Each Other’s Empathy Levels
    A new multi-university study finds that both older and younger siblings, even toddlers, can have a significant influence on the other’s capacity for empathy. The study, published in the journal […] link to source

  • Social Media May Not Harm Teens’ Academic Performance
    Despite widespread concern among parents and educators, using social media may not adversely impact teens’ academic performance, according to a new study in Educational Psychology Review. “Concerns regarding the allegedly disastrous […] link to source

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