Pediatrics

Why kids should play more than one sport

(HealthDay)—Playing team sports is a great way to teach kids life lessons about leadership, teamwork and how to socialize with peers. Sports are also a great way to build self-esteem and gain physical skills. Most important, ...

Pediatrics

Book offers hope to parents of children who self-injure

Parents who discover their children intentionally hurt themselves—by cutting, carving, scratching or burning their skin—often feel guilty and ashamed, assuming they somehow caused their children's emotional distress.

Medical research

Team develops novel self-fitting scaffold for bone regeneration

Researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have designed and fabricated a high-performing, self-fitting bone scaffold by combining a shape memory foam and hydroxyapatite, the principal mineral component ...

Neuroscience

Stress regulates self-harm in rats

A stress hormone modulates compulsive biting in a rat model of self-injurious behavior (SIB), according to new research published in JNeurosci. Manipulating the activity of the brain circuitry underlying SIB could create ...

Neuroscience

Why do people intentionally injure themselves?

For the family and friends of people who self-injure, as well as the doctors and services that try to support them, a key question is often: why do they do it?

Health

High risk of injury in young elite athletes

Every week, an average of three in every 10 adolescent elite athletes suffer an injury. Worst affected are young women, and the risk of injury increases with low self-esteem, especially in combination with less sleep and ...

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