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Health - Pedagogy - 16.05.2011
Sleepiness in children linked to obesity, asthma
Hershey, Pa. Obese, asthmatic, anxious or depressed children are more likely to experience excessive daytime sleepiness, or EDS, according to Penn State College of Medicine sleep researchers. "Although EDS in children is commonly assumed by physicians and the public to be the result of sleep-disordered breathing or inadequate sleep, our data suggest that EDS in young children is more strongly associated with obesity and mood issues as it is in adults," said Edward Bixler, professor of psychiatry and vice chair of research at the Sleep Research and Treatment Center.

Pedagogy - 25.04.2011
Child abuse risk tied to type, degree of disability, study finds
A groundbreaking new study by Jesse Helton, a faculty member in the Children and Family Research Center in the School of Social Work, indicates that the risk and degree of physical abuse varies according to the child's type and level of disability - and those at greatest risk of maltreatment may be those with average functioning or only mild impairments.

Health - Pedagogy - 20.04.2011
Kids' screen time a predictor of future health problems
Kids’ screen time a predictor of future health problems
In a world-first study University of Sydney researchers have found six-year-olds who spent the most time watching television had narrower arteries in the back of their eyes, increasing their chances of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes in later life. The study, reported this week in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association , showed the increased health risks from each hour a day of television was similar to that associated with an increase of 10 mm HG in systolic blood pressure, researchers said.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 14.04.2011
Geneticist solves airport baby riddle
A University researcher has helped a man abandoned at birth in Gatwick airport to trace his genetic roots. Dr Jim Wilson, of the Centre for Population Health Sciences, analysed the man's to identify where his parents may have come from. Steve Hydes, now 25, was found as a ten day old baby on the floor of a ladies toilet in Gatwick airport.

Economics / Business - Pedagogy - 07.04.2011
Unseen Economic Progress Among Mexican Americans, University of Texas at Austin Study Reveals
AUSTIN, Texas — Later-generation Mexican Americans are making more economic progress than previous studies show, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Colorado, Denver. The study, conducted by Stephen Trejo , associate professor of economics and associate director of the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and Brian Duncan, associate professor of economics at the University of Colorado, Denver, is published in the April issue of the Journal of Labor Economics .

Pedagogy - Economics / Business - 14.03.2011
Breastfed children do better at school
Breastfed children do better at school
Science 14 Mar 11 Researchers have shown that breastfeeding causes children to do better at school. The research conducted by Oxford University and the Institute for Social and Economic Research, Essex University, found that as little as four weeks of breastfeeding for a newborn baby has a significant effect on brain development, which persists until the child is at least 14 years old.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 08.02.2011
Noisy youngsters pay the ultimate price
Noisy youngsters pay the ultimate price
Babies crying with hunger may attract annoyed looks from bystanders, but in the bird world noisily crying nestlings are likely to pay the ultimate price, according to the authors of a new study from The Australian National University. The study, conducted by PhD researcher Tonya Haff and Professor Robert Magrath of the Research School of Biology at ANU, shows that in the bird world nestlings who noisily beg for food will attract predators.

Pedagogy - 26.01.2011
Mothering styles can predict adult relationships, study says
Mothering styles can predict adult relationships, study says
Anxious about the stability of your relationship with your romantic partner? Uncomfortable relying on a friend? It could be because of how your mother treated you as a toddler, reports a new Cornell study that finds that such treatment can predict your experiences in these adult relationships. That's the finding of Vivian Zayas '94, assistant professor of psychology, whose study is published online by Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Pedagogy - Life Sciences - 19.01.2011
Dangerous environments 'make parents more caring'
Dangerous environments 'make parents more caring'
Science 19 Jan 11 Changes in the environment that put the lives of adults at risk drive parents to invest more in caring for their offspring, scientists have found. The new research, led by Oxford University scientists, examined how the mortality rates of parents and offspring and the fertility of adults influence the evolution of how much parents care for and feed their young.

Health - Pedagogy - 06.12.2010
Breaking down barriers in child mental health
Breaking down barriers in child mental health
PA345 /10 Parents face many barriers in seeking help for their child's mental health problems, according to new research led by experts in psychiatry at The University of Nottingham. The study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that parents are often deterred from asking for professional help for their child because of embarrassment, stigma and the fear of their child being ‘labelled'.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 02.12.2010
Relationship-strengthening class improves life for new families
University Park, Pa. Expectant parents who completed a brief relationship-strengthening class around the time their child was born showed lasting effects on each family member's well being and on the family's overall relationships, according to a recent Penn State study. The team, led by Mark Feinberg, senior research associate in Penn State's Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, analyzed the effects of the Family Foundations program for three years after a child was born.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 17.11.2010
DNA study puts family history to the test
Scientists have developed a genetic test that reveals how diverse a person's ancestors were. Research conducted by the University of Edinburgh has shown that an individual's DNA records a historical archive of where they come from. The study has found that it is possible to determine whether a person's ancestors came from small, isolated communities, or from large, cosmopolitan populations.

Pedagogy - Health - 09.11.2010
Psychoprophylaxis helps tocophobic men
Psychoprophylaxis helps tocophobic men
New research presented in a doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet shows that psychoprophylaxis can help men with tocophobia (fear of childbirth). The thesis, which is to be presented on 12 November, also shows that although psychoprophylaxis generally has no effect on the experience of childbirth for women or men, its actual use during delivery seems to reduce the risk of emergency C-section.

Health - Pedagogy - 08.11.2010
Vapor rub relieves cold symptoms for children, helps them sleep better
Hershey, Pa - Applying a vapor rub is effective for treating children with night-time cough and congestion and improves sleep for children with cold symptoms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. "Upper respiratory infections are the most common acute illnesses in the world," said Ian Paul, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of pediatrics and public health sciences.

Pedagogy - Health - 11.10.2010
Large study shows females are equal to males in math skills
The mathematical skills of boys and girls, as well as men and women, are substantially equal, according to a new examination of existing studies in the current online edition of journal Psychological Bulletin. One portion of the new study looked systematically at 242 articles that assessed the math skills of 1,286,350 people, says chief author Janet Hyde , a professor of psychology and women's studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Psychology - Pedagogy - 09.08.2010
Evidence in overhaul of same-sex marriage ban
Evidence in overhaul of same-sex marriage ban
The testimony of a University of Cambridge researcher has played a key role in the decision to overturn California's ban on same-sex marriages. Professor Michael Lamb, from the University's Department of Social Psychology, provided information that played a crucial role in the decision of a Federal Judge to overturn "Proposition 8" last week.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 03.08.2010
Study details autism’s heavy toll beyond childhood on marriages
The parents of grown children with autism are more likely to divorce than couples with typically developing children, according to new data from a large longitudinal study of families of adolescents and adults with autism. “Few developmental disabilities appear to be more taxing on parents and there is a great need for support services for families when the child is an adolescent and adult.?

Psychology - Pedagogy - 31.07.2010
Personality test to explore rules of attraction
Personality test to explore rules of attraction
A major new investigation which aims to solve two of the biggest unanswered questions in psychology is being launched by researchers at the University of Cambridge in partnership with the BBC. The project, which will form the next phase of the BBC's successful online experiment, the "Big Personality Test", will attempt to explain whether people with similar tastes have more successful relationships, or if opposites attract?

Health - Pedagogy - 29.07.2010
Wisconsin childern exposed to too much secondhand smoke, research shows
Media Inquiries news [a] uwhealth (p) org Follow Us Follow UW Health on Facebook Our Services Smoking Cessation MADISON - Wisconsin children are exposed to secondhand smoke at a rate 40 percent higher than the national average, according to research published in the July issue of Pediatrics. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Cancer Institute, found that 10.5 percent of Wisconsin children age 17 and younger are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.

Health - Pedagogy - 21.06.2010
Aussie school kids happy to grow and cook new foods, study reveals.
The University of Melbourne and Deakin University have released a research report evaluating the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program and confirmed that it has created positive health behaviour change in primary school children. The study was carried out over two years assessing 770 children's change in attitude, behaviour and knowledge of food.
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