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Siblings Can Ease Pain of Family Conflict.

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In this study, researchers interviewed children from 236 families and found that teens who had good relationships with their siblings experienced less distress when answering questions about observed parental disagreements. Study co-author Dr. Meredith Martin writes, “We showed that having a good relationship with a brother or sister reduced heightened vulnerability for youth exposed to conflicts between their parents by decreasing their tendencies to experience distress in response to later disagreements between their parents.”
Child Development, June 2018

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Bright Future May Help Teens Avoid Violence.

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If teens are offered the possibility of a good future, they may become more peaceful. A survey of 866 male teens in poorer neighborhoods showed that those who had a positive outlook were less likely to say that they’d threatened somebody else or injured others with a weapon in the past nine months. Based on the findings, researcher Dr. Alison Culyba writes, “Designing youth violence prevention interventions to help teens develop a positive future orientation may be an important part ...

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Why Do We Get Tongue Tied?

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Do you have problems getting out the right words from time to time? An analysis of thousands of voice recordings from around the world revealed that there is a tendency to slow-down before saying nouns. In other words, you’re more likely to pause a little bit or use “uh” or “uhm” when using a noun. Researchers say this finding suggests the brain has more difficulty planning for some words than others and they recommend further study to investigate how the ...

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Diabetes and Parkinson’s Risk.

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Following a review of patient data concerning over eight million individuals, researchers report that type 2 diabetics have a 32% increased risk for developing Parkinson’s disease. The researchers note their “findings may reflect shared genetic predisposition and/or disrupted shared pathogenic pathways with potential clinical and therapeutic implications.”
Neurology, June 2018

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Mediterranean Diet May Protect the Brain!

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The Mediterranean diet focuses on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, healthy fats (such as olive oil), and lean sources of protein such as fish and poultry. In addition to improved heart health, studies show that the Mediterranean diet may also protect against cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.

Current Nutrition Reports, May 2018

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