Psychology & Psychiatry

Deprivation and neglect found to age children's chromosomes

Studies in institutionalized Romanian children have found that the length of time spent in conditions of social deprivation and neglect correlates with lower IQ and behavioral problems. A new study, led by researchers at ...

Diabetes

Deprivation tied to foot disease with new type 2 diabetes

(HealthDay)—Social deprivation is associated with diabetes-related foot disease (DFD) in patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Diabetes Care.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Violence and adversity in early life can alter the brain

Childhood adversity is a significant problem in the US, particularly for children growing up in poverty. Those who experience poverty have a much higher risk of being exposed to violence and suffering from a lack of social ...

Health

How much sleep do teenagers really need?

Parents worry about whether their teenagers are getting enough sleep. Research studies suggest that teenagers are suffering an "epidemic of sleep deprivation" globally —one that will have long-term health impacts.

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