Study shows exposure-based interventions helps both food allergic children and their parents — ScienceDaily

Children with food allergies, along with their parents, often experience heightened anxiety over risks of casual contact with food allergens. They also wonder whether they should avoid social situations involving food and whether medical interventions such as oral food challenges and oral immunotherapy are safe. A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, …

Parenting practices in teen years set the stage for closeness, warmth later on — ScienceDaily

High-quality parenting practices in adolescence lay the foundation for close parent-child relationships when the children become young adults, according to new research from Penn State. The study is one of the first to examine how changes in parental involvement, parental warmth, and effective discipline during adolescence predict the quality of the relationships between parents and …

Children and young adults with Down Syndrome four times more likely to have diabetes — ScienceDaily

Children and young adults* with Down Syndrome are four times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London. The study, published in Diabetes Care, examined just under 10,000 people with Down Syndrome and nearly 40,000 without. The population-based study was created …

Young women who reduce binge drinking could decrease risk of COVID-19 infection, study shows — ScienceDaily

Women in their mid 20s who reported frequent binge drinking during the COVID-19 pandemic were more likely to become infected with COVID-19, according to Rutgers researchers who said physicians need to develop pandemic-related prevention methods to tackle substance use issues. The study, published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that young Black and white women …

Social media use linked to developing depression regardless of personality — ScienceDaily

Researchers in public policy and education recently found that young adults who use more social media are significantly more likely to develop depression within six months, regardless of personality type. Published in the Journal of Affective Disorders Reports, the study, “Associations between social media use, personality structure, and development of depression,” was co-authored by Renae …

Time management and bright light therapy prove effective for adolescents — ScienceDaily

Adjusting to a new sleep schedule at the start of the school year can lead to disturbed rest, daytime fatigue and changes in mood and focus for teens. Although they need eight to 10 hours of sleep per night to maintain physical health, emotional well-being and school performance, according to the National Sleep Foundation and …

Collective effort needed to help children thrive following exposure to online risks — ScienceDaily

Helping children become more ‘digitally resilient’ needs to be a collective effort if they are to learn how to “thrive online,” according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. Digital resilience is the capability to learn how to recognise, manage and recover from online risks — such as bullying and inappropriate content …

New study provides insight into famous, 80-year-old ‘dolls test’ research — ScienceDaily

More than 70 years ago, a pair of psychologists conducted a study in which they asked young Black girls to choose between Black and white dolls. The girls overwhelmingly chose white dolls, ascribing positive attributes to them. The Black girls’ choices and reasoning were interpreted by study authors to indicate “a feeling of inferiority among …

More physical activity, less screen time linked to better executive function in toddlers, study finds — ScienceDaily

A new study explored whether adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for diet and physical activity had any relationship with toddlers’ ability to remember, plan, pay attention, shift between tasks and regulate their own thoughts and behavior, a suite of skills known as executive function. Reported in The Journal of Pediatrics, the study found …

The pros and cons of telemental health — ScienceDaily

New research led by the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) Mental Health Policy Research Unit (MHPRU) at King’s College London and University College London (UCL), has shown that certain groups of people benefit from the freedom of choice that telemental health provides, but this is not true for all. The research, published …