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Poor Infant Sleep May Predict Problematic Toddler Behavior

Tel Aviv University study finds frequent night wakings, broken sleep patterns are linked to trouble later on ...

Living in Fear: Mental Disorders as Risk Factors for Chronic Pain in Teenagers

One in four young people have experienced chronic pain and a mental disorder. According to a new report in the Journal of ...

Frequent School Moves Hurt Low-Income Children's Math Scores

Attention, cognitive skills also impaired after several school moves ... Full story

Yeast-based spreads, mood and stress

Vegemite may be more than just a simple pantry staple found in nearly every Aussie household. ... Full story

MS May Start Later for Those Who Spend Teenage Summers in the Sun

MINNEAPOLIS – A study of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) found that those who spent time in the sun every day during the summer as teens developed the disease later than those reporting not spending time in the sun every day. ... Full story

Understanding Others’ Thoughts Enables Young Kids to Lie

Kids who are taught to reason about the mental states of others are more likely to use deception to win a reward, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ... Full story

Ethnicity impacts perceptions of mental health among black communities

ANN ARBOR—When it comes to self-reported mental health among black Americans, ethnicity may play a role in how individuals perceive their status, say researchers at the University of Michigan. ... Full story

When Facebook Use Becomes a Problem, Could Social Anxiety Be To Blame?

New Rochelle, NY —A new study shows that the combination of social anxiety and the need for social assurance by feeling part of a group increases the risk for excessive and uncontrolled use of Facebook, which can negatively affect school performance, work, and one's health and well-being, as described in an article published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking website until November 7, 2015. ... Full story

New research finds mindfulness can help carers reduce stress

New research finds mindfulness can help carers reduce stress ... Full story

A “black”-sounding name makes people imagine a larger, more dangerous person, UCLA study shows

People envision an unknown “black”-named character in similar ways to an unknown “white”-named male convicted of assault ... Full story

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