Health

Supporting menstruating girls: Are we making progress?

Attention to menstruation and its relationship to girls' schooling is gaining ground, yet many challenges remain. Interventions have often focused on developing WASH —water, sanitation and hygiene—infrastructure and menstrual ...

Cardiology

Native Hawaiians lowered blood pressure with hula dancing

Native Hawaiians who participated in a blood-pressure-lowering program incorporating their cultural dance of hula lowered their blood pressure more than those who received standard education on diet and exercise, according ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How where you're born influences the person you become

As early as the fifth century, the Greek philosopher Thucydides contrasted the self-control and stoicism of Spartans with the more indulgent and free-thinking citizens of Athens.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Examining toddler temperament around the globe

How do parents' cultural values affect their babies' temperament? Maria (Masha) Gartstein, professor of psychology, is on a multi-year quest to find out.

Health

Is biodiversity conservation key to good mental health?

The biodiversity of our planet sustains us. From the air we breathe and the water we drink, to the soil we sow and the fuel we use. But Earth's wonders do more than provide the basic necessities that allow humans to survive ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The verdict on tiger-parenting? Studies point to poor mental health

Long before Amy Chua's provocative 2011 memoir, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, raised the bar for tough-love parenting, psychologists at UC Berkeley were studying the effects of three kinds of child-rearing: authoritarian ...

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