stress

‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth
‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth May 7, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva. The results are published in the American Psychological Association’s Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin this ... Read More »

School work a worry for sleepless teens
School work a worry for sleepless teens February 1, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As Year 12 begins for thousands of South Australian students, a new Flinders University study shows teens who can’t fall asleep at night are mainly worrying about the fallout of sleeping in and missing out on school. The report, which ... Read More »

Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty
Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty November 7, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Growing up in poverty can have long-lasting, negative consequences for a child. But for poor children raised by parents who lack nurturing skills, the effects may be particularly worrisome, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine ... Read More »

How parents see themselves may affect their child’s brain and stress level
How parents see themselves may affect their child’s brain and stress level August 28, 2013 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

A mother’s perceived social status predicts her child’s brain development and stress indicators, finds a study at Boston Children’s Hospital. The new study is the first to link brain function to maternal self-perception. In the study, children whose mothers saw themselves as ... Read More »

Note to teens: Just breathe
Note to teens: Just breathe July 20, 2013 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In May, the Los Angeles school board voted to ban suspensions of students for “willful defiance” and directed school officials to use alternative disciplinary practices. The decision was controversial, and the question remains: How do you discipline rowdy students and ... Read More »

Stressful life events may increase stillbirth risk
Stressful life events may increase stillbirth risk April 9, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who experienced financial, emotional or other personal stress in the year before their delivery had an increased chance of having a stillbirth, say researchers who conducted a National Institutes of Health network study. Stillbirth is the death of ... Read More »

Mom’s placenta reflects her exposure to stress
Mom’s placenta reflects her exposure to stress March 15, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The mammalian placenta is more than just a filter through which nutrition and oxygen are passed from a mother to her unborn child. According to a new study by a research group from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary ... Read More »

Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts
Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts March 7, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers. For their study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from UBC’s Faculty of Education and Department of Psychology ... Read More »

Psychologists often disagree on confidentiality breaches
Psychologists often disagree on confidentiality breaches February 4, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Although current guidelines regarding confidentiality within psychological practice are internationally consistent, many Australian psychologists still disagree on when they would breach confidentiality when dealing with adolescents, a new study by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Swinburne University of Technology has ... Read More »

School students jet lagged for school start
School students jet lagged for school start January 27, 2013 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep experts are urging parents to start adjusting their child’s sleep schedule now if they want them to avoid feeling jet lagged for the first few weeks of school. Professor Dorothy Bruck, Sleep Psychologist, Victoria University said, “Getting students back ... Read More »







 
 
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