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Mom’s Early Pregnancy Weight May Affect Baby’s Self-Regulation

A woman’s weight in early pregnancy may influence how well her baby is able to self-regulate during the first months and years of life, according to a new Finnish study...

People Ordered into Mental Health Care Less Likely to See It as Helpful

A new study finds that people who independently seek mental health care are more likely to rate their treatment as effective, compared to those ordered into care. Researchers from Lehigh...

Asking Kids to ‘Help’ Rather Than ‘Be Helpers’ Can Instill Persistence

Encouraging young children “to help” rather than asking them to “be helpers” can help instill the character trait of persistence as they struggle to work through challenging daily tasks, according...

Postpartum Depression Linked to Mother’s Pain After Childbirth

While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during the labor and delivery process, according...

Fluoride Exposure in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids

Pregnant women with higher levels of fluoride in their urine may be more likely to have school-age children with certain symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as inattentiveness and cognitive...

Diabetic Patients at Higher Risk of Death from Alcohol, Accidents and Suicide

Diabetic patients are more likely to die from alcohol-related factors, accidents, or suicide, according to a new study. The study’s findings suggest that the increased risk of death from these...

Does Heart Valve Surgery Affect Older Adults’ Cognition?

In a new review, researchers looked over previous studies conducted on open heart surgery patients to determine whether these individuals tend to experience a difference in cognition after the procedure....

Signs of Lying May Be Confused With Truth-Telling Signs

A new study has found that people are skilled at identifying commonly displayed cues, such as hesitations and hand gestures, that tell them someone is lying. Unfortunately, these signs are produced...

Harsh Parenting Can Fuel Kids’ Antisocial Behaviors

A new study of identical twins found that the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was more aggressive and exhibited more callous-unemotional traits, such as a lack...

Nice People May Be at Greater Risk of Financial Hardship

Nice people may be at greater risk of bankruptcy and other financial hardships compared to those who are less agreeable, according to a new study published in the Journal of...
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