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Researchers encourage parents to create nurturing, healthy home environment and lifestyle for children

Researchers encourage parents to create nurturing, healthy home environment and lifestyle for children

Remember that slim kid in school - the one with the cook-from-scratch mom? He's likely one of the fittest dudes at your high school reunion according to new research from Cornell University, published online in the journal PLOS ONE. [More]

Frequently moving schools during childhood can increase risk of psychotic symptoms in later years

Researchers at Warwick Medical School have shown that frequently moving schools during childhood can increase the risk of psychotic symptoms in later years. [More]
MacLeod's Introduction to Medicine: A collection of short medical stories

MacLeod's Introduction to Medicine: A collection of short medical stories

MacLeod's Introduction to Medicine: A Doctor's Memoir by Jonathan Waxman is a collection of short stories that gives the reader an insight into the humorous side of a doctor's life before the dawn of management. [More]
Study examines long-term effects of bullying on child's overall health

Study examines long-term effects of bullying on child's overall health

The longer the period of time a child is bullied, the more severe and lasting the impact on a child's health, according to a new study from Boston Children's Hospital published online Feb. 17 in Pediatrics. The study is the first to examine the compounding effects of bullying from elementary school to high school. [More]
Viewpoints: Health overhaul helps ease inequality issues; nuns triumph over health law; deinstitutionalization's mental health legacy

Viewpoints: Health overhaul helps ease inequality issues; nuns triumph over health law; deinstitutionalization's mental health legacy

Intense as it is, the current debate over rising income inequality is hardly new. ... The good news is that there's more good news than one might expect. ... In addition to avoiding making things worse, the country has adopted, at least in part, several of the policy improvements we thought made sense eight years ago. Most prominent among these was President Obama's health-care reform, which, for all its problems, promises to ease the health-care cost squeeze on middle- and lower-income Americans (1/25). [More]
AACN invites nurses, other healthcare professionals to 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

AACN invites nurses, other healthcare professionals to 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) invites nurses and other healthcare professionals who care for high acuity and critically ill patients and their families to its 2014 National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition (NTI) in Denver, May 19-22, with preconferences May 17-18. [More]
Kids bullied during P.E. class less likely to participate in physical activity one year later

Kids bullied during P.E. class less likely to participate in physical activity one year later

A new study found that children who were bullied during P.E. class or other physical activities were less likely to participate in physical activity one year later. [More]

New book provides guidelines on managing cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is one of the darker and most troubling aspects of the growing use of new media technologies. [More]
Study explores social and emotional impact of Tourette syndrome in secondary schools

Study explores social and emotional impact of Tourette syndrome in secondary schools

Secondary school can be a stressful enough time for any teenager, but for those living with Tourette Syndrome (TS) their neurological condition can present a whole new set of challenges. [More]
New tool provides first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management

New tool provides first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management

Nurses caring for ostomy patients will now be equipped with an essential new tool that provides them with the first comprehensive guide to optimize ostomy management and enhance patient safety. [More]

Share of young people affected by digital abuse has declined, shows survey

MTV and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research today released the results of a new survey exploring the pervasiveness of digital abuse among teens and young adults, how it is affecting America's youth and how they're responding to it. According to the survey, trends show that the share of young people affected by digital abuse has declined since 2011, with less than half (49 percent) of those surveyed stating that they have experienced digital abuse, compared to 56 percent in 2011. [More]
Ghrelin hormone released during chronic stress may predispose people to PTSD

Ghrelin hormone released during chronic stress may predispose people to PTSD

‚ÄčAbout a dozen years ago, scientists discovered that a hormone called ghrelin enhances appetite. Dubbed the "hunger hormone," ghrelin was quickly targeted by drug companies seeking treatments for obesity - none of which have yet panned out. [More]

Study: Social media can become early warning system to help prevent suicide tragedies

Heart-breaking accounts of cyber bullying and suicide seem all too common, but a new study offers hope that social media can become an early warning system to help prevent such tragedies. [More]

Study reveals sadists seem to derive pleasure from behaviors that hurt others

Most of the time, we try to avoid inflicting pain on others - when we do hurt someone, we typically experience guilt, remorse, or other feelings of distress. But for some, cruelty can be pleasurable, even exciting. New research suggests that this kind of everyday sadism is real and more common than we might think. [More]
Safety and health checklist to help kids avoid emergency room

Safety and health checklist to help kids avoid emergency room

With the school year underway, Children's Hospital Los Angeles experts have developed a safety and health checklist to help kids avoid the emergency room and develop productive extracurricular and learning activities to enhance the classroom experience. What do parents need to consider? Many symptoms of childhood conditions are often discovered in the classroom. [More]
Potential drug target to treat depression and other mood disorders may lie in GABA neurons

Potential drug target to treat depression and other mood disorders may lie in GABA neurons

A new drug target to treat depression and other mood disorders may lie in a group of GABA neurons (gamma-aminobutyric acid -the neurotransmitters which inhibit other cells) shown to contribute to symptoms like social withdrawal and increased anxiety, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience. [More]

International conference to focus on concepts of 'imperfection' in children

The word 'imperfection' is contentious, whether applied in a contemporary or historical sense and especially when used in the context of children; it assumes normative standards of behaviour, physical appearance, mental capacity or way of living, at the same time as it means very different things in particular ethnic, geographical or historical contexts. [More]

'Bully-victims' are at greatest risk for health problems in adulthood

A new study shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood. [More]
Health concern for children varies based on racial and ethnic backgrounds

Health concern for children varies based on racial and ethnic backgrounds

Adults across the U.S. rate childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013, but priorities vary based on racial and ethnic backgrounds, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. [More]
GSA policies have positive effect on students' binge drinking

GSA policies have positive effect on students' binge drinking

Canadian high schools with anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) that have been in place for three years or more have a positive effect on both gay and straight students' problem alcohol use, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers. [More]