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Robot caregivers help the elderly

Robot caregivers help the elderly

Our life expectancy lengthens and members of the ‘silver generation’ make up an ever-larger proportion of the population. Can technologies help us in caring for ourselves, our older relatives and friends Continue reading

Robot caregivers help the elderly

Robot caregivers help the elderly

Our life expectancy lengthens and members of the ‘silver generation’ make up an ever-larger proportion of the population. Can technologies help us in caring for ourselves, our older relatives and friends? Could we learn to live together with robots while being watched over by sensors? Continue reading

Steroids after surgery do not help infants with rare liver disease

Steroids after surgery do not help infants with rare liver disease

Infants with biliary atresia — a rare liver disease — did not benefit from corticosteroid treatment after bile duct surgery and could face more harm, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Continue reading

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York examined infants 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers. Continue reading

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

Lower verbal test score for toddlers who play non-educational games on touch screens

A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York examined infants 0-3 years old that used touch-screen devices to determine if their use was of any educational benefit to infants and toddlers. Continue reading

Why gay, lesbian teens binge drink: Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, linked to heavy episodic drinking

Why gay, lesbian teens binge drink: Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, linked to heavy episodic drinking

Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Research has shown that lesbian and gay people experience higher rates of physical and mental health problems. One explanation for these disparities is minority stress. Continue reading

Why gay, lesbian teens binge drink: Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, linked to heavy episodic drinking

Why gay, lesbian teens binge drink: Stressful experiences, such as victimization and homophobia, linked to heavy episodic drinking

Higher rates of binge drinking by lesbian and gay adolescents compared to their heterosexual peers may be due to chronic stress caused by difficult social situations, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Research has shown that lesbian and gay people experience higher rates of physical and mental health problems. One explanation for these disparities is minority stress. Continue reading

Discrimination associated with mental health woes in black teens: Racism a common ‘toxic stressor’

Discrimination associated with mental health woes in black teens: Racism a common ‘toxic stressor’

The vast majority of African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth face racial discrimination, and these experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading

Discrimination associated with mental health woes in black teens: Racism a common ‘toxic stressor’

Discrimination associated with mental health woes in black teens: Racism a common ‘toxic stressor’

The vast majority of African-American and Afro-Caribbean youth face racial discrimination, and these experiences are associated with an increased risk of mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Continue reading

Nightmares may signal a child is being bullied

Nightmares may signal a child is being bullied

Many children who are bullied suffer in silence. The trauma can lead to anxiety, depression, psychotic episodes and even suicide. There may be a way to identify victims of bullying before they experience serious mental health problems, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Continue reading