Health

Study highlights concern for homeless seniors

A new study for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness, co-authored by researchers at the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University, has found that a disproportionate number of people chronically staying ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later

A new study of identical twins has found that early reading skill might positively affect later intellectual abilities. The study, in the journal Child Development, was conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh ...

Health

Overprotective mums hinder children's health

Children whose mothers are highly protective are more likely to be overweight or obese by 10–11 years-old, according to research from the Telethon Kids Institute.

Cardiology

Resuscitation choices change over time in heart failure

(HealthDay)—For patients with heart failure, resuscitation preferences seem to change over time and are influenced by advancing age and comorbidity, according to a study published online May 13 in Circulation: Cardiovascular ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young dads at high risk of depression, too

Depression can hit young fathers hard—with symptoms increasing dramatically during some of the most important years of their children's lives, a new Northwestern Medicine study has found.

Neuroscience

Levels of key brain chemicals predict children's reading ability

(Medical Xpress)—Reading-impaired young children have higher levels of the metabolites glutamate and choline in their brains, and these higher levels continue to be indicative of difficulties in developing typical reading ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Spanking babies is surprisingly common

The same hands that parents use to lovingly feed, clothe and bathe their babies are also commonly used to spank their bundles of joy.

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