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Eating together as a family helps children feel better, physically and mentally

Children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits, a new Canadian study shows.

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Intervention offered in school readiness program boosts children's self-regulation skills

Adding a daily 20 to 30 minute self-regulation intervention to a kindergarten readiness program significantly boosted children's self-regulation and early academic skills, an Oregon State University ...

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Coloring books make you feel better, but real art therapy much more potent

A new study shows that while those adult coloring books can reduce stress, they're still not art therapy.

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Do bullies have more sex?

Adolescents who are willing to exploit others for personal gain are more likely to bully and have sex than those who score higher on a measure of honesty and humility. This is according to a ...

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Suicidal thoughts rapidly reduced with ketamine, finds study

Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). ...

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Bosses who 'phone snub' their employees risk losing trust, engagement

Supervisors who cannot tear themselves away from their smartphones while meeting with employees risk losing their employees' trust and, ultimately, their engagement, according to new research ...

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Journaling inspires altruism through an attitude of gratitude

Gratitude does more than help maintain good health. New research at the University of Oregon finds that regularly noting feelings of gratitude in a journal leads to increased altruism.

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Children's screen-time guidelines too restrictive, according to new research

Digital screen use is a staple of contemporary life for adults and children, whether they are browsing on laptops and smartphones, or watching TV. Paediatricians and scientists have long expressed ...

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Canada's aging population signals need for more inclusive, accessible transportation system

As the number of Canadians aged 65 and older continues to grow faster than any other age group, so too does the need for a more inclusive and accessible transportation system, underscores a ...

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Novel fMRI applications in childhood epilepsy increase understanding of seizure impacts

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has allowed researchers to map the memory functions that are often impaired within the brains of children with epilepsy. Additionally, a separate ...

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