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...suggest that limiting screen time, increasing family time, and choosing parenting styles that rely on positive reinforcement are among the things that can help children perform better in school. For...

...suggest that limiting screen time, increasing family time, and choosing parenting styles that rely on positive reinforcement are among the things that can help children perform better in school. For...

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Tracking autism: a social neuroscientist’s hunt for autism biomarkers

...new medications to improve social functioning in people with autism. I recently talked with her about her work. What is the focus of your research as a social neuroscientist? The...

...new medications to improve social functioning in people with autism. I recently talked with her about her work. What is the focus of your research as a social neuroscientist? The...

When new dads can stay home, it’s good for the health of moms

Most of the research about the benefits of parental leave focuses on mothers and their newborns. But what about the contributions of the fathers? A new study by Stanford researchers shows...

Most of the research about the benefits of parental leave focuses on mothers and their newborns. But what about the contributions of the fathers? A new study by Stanford researchers shows...

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...housework.) This result also shows up regularly in relationship research, with children invariably reducing marital satisfaction As a rule, most studies show that mothers are less happy than fathers, that...

...housework.) This result also shows up regularly in relationship research, with children invariably reducing marital satisfaction As a rule, most studies show that mothers are less happy than fathers, that...

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Tackling caregiver depression in rural China: A Q&A

...Education Action Program has built parenting centers throughout rural China for young children and their caregivers. How does mental health differ in China? We know from our research that there...

...Education Action Program has built parenting centers throughout rural China for young children and their caregivers. How does mental health differ in China? We know from our research that there...

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Physician or physician-scientist — a new curriculum at the School of Medicine trains both

At Stanford's medical school, where the majority of medical students opt to add a year or more to their studies to incorporate research, a new curriculum now offers a more...

At Stanford's medical school, where the majority of medical students opt to add a year or more to their studies to incorporate research, a new curriculum now offers a more...

...program encourages early career researchers to play an active role in public debates about science. ... A week before the launch at MIT, Sense about Science released the American version...

...program encourages early career researchers to play an active role in public debates about science. ... A week before the launch at MIT, Sense about Science released the American version...

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...struggle with eating-disorder thinking. It’s something that comes and blurs their parenting.” Prior research has shown that mealtime conflict is more common in families in which the mother has had...

...struggle with eating-disorder thinking. It’s something that comes and blurs their parenting.” Prior research has shown that mealtime conflict is more common in families in which the mother has had...

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Among scientific communities, there is a small but growing segment of research concerned with "DOHaD" - the developmental origins of health and disease. The work usually focuses on how childhood,...

Among scientific communities, there is a small but growing segment of research concerned with "DOHaD" - the developmental origins of health and disease. The work usually focuses on how childhood,...

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...still a lot to understand. "Research on associations between parenting histories, health related behaviours, social support exchanges and reported or measured stress is needed to clarify mechanisms underlying the associations...

...still a lot to understand. "Research on associations between parenting histories, health related behaviours, social support exchanges and reported or measured stress is needed to clarify mechanisms underlying the associations...

A natural-born parent? It might really be a thing. And you need not have children to test your infant-caregiving instinct. Research released today by the National Institutes of Health indicated...

A natural-born parent? It might really be a thing. And you need not have children to test your infant-caregiving instinct. Research released today by the National Institutes of Health indicated...

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...emotional health but for our physical health as well. This week, Stanford psychologist Fred Luskin, PhD, a research associate at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and co-founder of the Stanford...

...emotional health but for our physical health as well. This week, Stanford psychologist Fred Luskin, PhD, a research associate at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and co-founder of the Stanford...

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...people who might be most prone to drink. More on that in a minute, but first, a quick anecdote about why I care about personality research: Back when I was...

...people who might be most prone to drink. More on that in a minute, but first, a quick anecdote about why I care about personality research: Back when I was...

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...energy in childbearing and parenting. Therefore, females are more restricted than males in the number of offspring they can conceive. This restriction normally entails higher selectivity during mate selection in...

...energy in childbearing and parenting. Therefore, females are more restricted than males in the number of offspring they can conceive. This restriction normally entails higher selectivity during mate selection in...

New suicide prevention clinical trial shows what works for teens

...of a DBT-based parenting intervention to flesh out parenting skills that help moms and dads know how to respond to teen in crisis, how to keep them safe. Individuals in...

...of a DBT-based parenting intervention to flesh out parenting skills that help moms and dads know how to respond to teen in crisis, how to keep them safe. Individuals in...

...shows no survival benefit for women who had both breasts removed compared with women who underwent lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. In this post, Christina Clarke, PhD, a research scientist...

...shows no survival benefit for women who had both breasts removed compared with women who underwent lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy. In this post, Christina Clarke, PhD, a research scientist...