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Study calls for strong policies against workplace bullying

Study calls for strong policies against workplace bullying

Bullying at work grinds victims down and makes them an 'easy target' for further abuse according to new research from the University of East Anglia. [More]
Children exposed to air pollution are at increased risk for brain inflammation, neurodegenerative changes

Children exposed to air pollution are at increased risk for brain inflammation, neurodegenerative changes

City smog lowers children's IQ. This is among findings from a recent University of Montana study that found children living in cities with significant air pollution are at an increased risk for detrimental impacts to the brain, including short-term memory loss and lower IQ. [More]
New study heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of APOE ε4 in urban children

New study heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of APOE ε4 in urban children

A new study by researchers at the Universities of Montana, Carleton, and North Carolina, and the Centro de Ciencias de la Atmósfera, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele -- the most prevalent genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease -- upon cognition, olfaction, and metabolic brain indices in healthy urban children and teens. [More]
Findings may lay foundation for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

Findings may lay foundation for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases

This story starts in 1955, upon the death of Albert Einstein, when the pathologist charged with performing the famous scientist's autopsy stole his brain. [More]

Bullying still prevalent in schools, say researchers

Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation's youth, according to a report by researchers from Clemson University and Professional Data Analysts Inc., and published by the Hazelden Foundation. [More]
Genetics underpin bullying victimisation influence on paranoia

Genetics underpin bullying victimisation influence on paranoia

Bullying victimisation in childhood may indicate genetic risk for later psychosis, rather than being an environmental trigger, say UK researchers. [More]

Scandal-hit companies affect job prospects of even lower-ranking employees

There's more bad news for job seekers with a scandal-hit company like Lehman Brothers or Countrywide Mortgage on their résumés. [More]
Childhood eating disorders could have underlying psychological issues, researchers warn

Childhood eating disorders could have underlying psychological issues, researchers warn

Researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital are warning parents that difficult eaters could have underlying psychological issues, as they have found that restrictive behaviours can appear before puberty. [More]
Obese teenage boys could grow up to earn 18% less than normal weight peers

Obese teenage boys could grow up to earn 18% less than normal weight peers

Men who are already obese as teenagers could grow up to earn up to 18 percent less than their peers of normal weight. So says Petter Lundborg of Lund University, Paul Nystedt of J-nk-ping University and Dan-olof Rooth of Linneas University and Lund University, all in Sweden. [More]
Kids who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from nightmares by age 12

Kids who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from nightmares by age 12

Children who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from sleep walking, night terrors or nightmares by the time they are 12 years old. [More]
Family dinners may help protect teens from cyberbullying, also be beneficial for mental health

Family dinners may help protect teens from cyberbullying, also be beneficial for mental health

Bottom Line: Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health. [More]
Highmark Foundation grants $311,950 to support healthy programs in Western Pennsylvania schools

Highmark Foundation grants $311,950 to support healthy programs in Western Pennsylvania schools

The Highmark Foundation has awarded schools in Western Pennsylvania with $311,950 in "Creating a Healthy School Environment" grants for innovative, healthy programs that begin in September when local students head back to schools. [More]
Violent behavior among school students can be reduced by targeted violence intervention program

Violent behavior among school students can be reduced by targeted violence intervention program

Violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students can be reduced through the implementation of a targeted violence intervention program, according to a Vanderbilt study released in the Journal of Injury and Violence Research. [More]
Adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in top 10 health concern for children

Adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in top 10 health concern for children

Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. [More]
Georgia State hosts 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression

Georgia State hosts 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression

More than 200 experts on aggression, who research issues ranging from child abuse to urban street violence, will attend the 21st World Meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA) at the Loews Atlanta Hotel, July 15-19. [More]
Researchers examine lives of diabetic pupils who receive inadequate support from schools

Researchers examine lives of diabetic pupils who receive inadequate support from schools

The project entitled 'Young people with diabetes and their peers' led by Dr Brooks - who is a psychologist with the University of Huddersfield's Centre for Applied Psychological and Health Research - set out to examine the lives of young diabetics from the age when they are starting to be more independent, they have now published their research. [More]
Cyberbullying creates fear of victimization among students at school

Cyberbullying creates fear of victimization among students at school

Cyberbullying creates fear among students about being victimized at school, a recent study by Sam Houston State University found. [More]
Study: Lead in children's' blood linked to increased emotional and behavioral problems

Study: Lead in children's' blood linked to increased emotional and behavioral problems

Emotional and behavioral problems show up even with low exposure to lead, and as blood lead levels increase in children, so do the problems, according to research funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health. The results were published online June 30 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. [More]
Sociologists to discuss economic inequality at ASA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco

Sociologists to discuss economic inequality at ASA's Annual Meeting in San Francisco

More than 5,000 sociologists will convene in San Francisco this August to explore ideas and scientific research relating to economic inequality and many other topics, as part of the American Sociological Association's 109th Annual Meeting. This year's theme, "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals," draws attention to the many ways in which inequality reverberates throughout American society and the world. [More]

University of Manchester sets up UK's first national investigation into child suicide

The UK's first national investigation into suicide in children and young people is being set up by The University of Manchester to examine causes and recommend prevention strategies. [More]