The problem of self-harm among young people in care is to be tackled as part of a new research project being led by The University of Nottingham.
(Medical Xpress)—New University of Maryland-led research is taking a deeper look into preference-for-solitude, a widespread, but poorly understood type of social withdrawal. Appearing in the Journal of ...
Young women with critical, over-involved mothers likelier to have poor social skills and disordered eating attitudes.
One in every two young people relies in some way on a trusted adult who is either a paid or volunteer worker in their community, new UNSW research suggests.
For many senior drivers, it is only a matter of time before they are forced to give up their car keys due to failing eyesight or other health issues. Now, University of Missouri researchers have studied how aging adults' ...
Here's some neighborly advice for adults over age 50: Stay friendly with your neighbors.
The hormone oxytocin could play a role in treating psychiatric disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, according to a review article in the September Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
(HealthDay)—Women at risk for or living with HIV can, with some guidance, carry out health promotion messages through their informal social networks, according to a study published online Aug. 29 in the ...
Reducing people's deprivation through wider social policy should help reduce smoking rates significantly according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.
In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating.
Children with autism might be missing "crucial" non-verbal gestures because they typically look away more than others when listening to parents, teachers and other professionals.
Adding a mental health component to school-based lifestyle programs for teens could be key to lowering obesity, improving grades, alleviating severe depression and reducing substance use, a new study suggests.
How social media users create and monitor their online personas may hint at their feelings of self-esteem and self-determination, according to an international team of researchers.
A Facebook app aimed at encouraging exercise through peer group support and the use of pedometers has found participants in a pilot trial increase their physical activity by almost three hours a week.
(Medical Xpress)—Can social media be used to create sustainable changes in health behavior? A UCLA study published Sept. 3 in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrates that an approach that combin ...