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Facebook use leads to depression? No, says Wisconsin study

Tim Morrissey EurekAlert MADISON- A study of university students is the first evidence to refute the supposed link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook and other social-media sites. The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and … Continue reading

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Prevalence of bullying and victimization among children in early elementary school: Do family and school neighbourhood socioeconomic status matter?

Jansen et al. BioMedCentral Abstract (provisional) Background Bullying and victimization are widespread phenomena in childhood and can have a serious impact on well-being. Children from families with a low socioeconomic background have an increased risk of this behaviour, but it … Continue reading

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Childhood brain tumours and use of mobile phones: comparison of a case-control study with incidence data

Aydin et al. Environmental Health Abstract (provisional) The first case-control study on mobile phone use and brain tumor risk among children and adolescents (CEFALO study) has recently been published. In a commentary published in Environmental Health, Soderqvist and colleagues argued … Continue reading

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TV alcohol advertising may play role in underage drinking

Debbie Jacobson EurekAlert Study shows that minors who recognize ads for beer and spirits are more likely to drink. BOSTON – Minors who were familiar with television alcohol advertisements were more likely to have tried alcoholic beverages and binge drink … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying and bullying are not the same: UBC research

Heather Amos EurekAlert University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression. “There are currently many programs aimed at … Continue reading

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Cognitive Dissonance and its Impact on the Individual – Part 2

“Ultimately, everything depends on the quality of the individual.” – Carl Jung. (Continues from Part 1) Let’s consider one of the most common cognitive dissonances that a large portion of adolescents and high school students face every year, which is … Continue reading

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Australian Dietary Guidelines – Incorporating the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating

National Health and Medical Research Council Preface Extract Never in our nation’s history have Australians had such a wide variety of dietary options. Yet the rising incidence of obesity and diabetes in our population is evidence of the need for … Continue reading

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Who has fibromyalgia? It might not be who you think

PR Newswire ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — You’ve probably seen the many commercials for fibromyalgia drugs on TV. They usually feature middle-aged women, describing unexplained aches and pains. Although fibromyalgia most often affects adults, it can also develop in … Continue reading

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All Adults Should Get Whooping Cough Vaccine, Federal Panel Advises

Mike Stobbe TIME A federal advisory panel wants all U.S. adults to get vaccinated against whooping cough. The panel voted Wednesday to expand its recommendation to include all those 65 and older who haven’t gotten a whooping cough shot as … Continue reading

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Study to Determine Whether Fish Oil Can Help Prevent Psychiatric Disorders

PR Newswire MANHASSET, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital’s Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program who have worked with teenagers at risk for serious mental illness for the past decade are now studying the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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