Problematic Smartphone Use Tied to Lower Grades, Mental Health Issues in College Students

Problematic Smartphone Use Tied to Lower Grades, Mental Health Issues in College Students

In a new survey of 3,425 university students, one in five respondents said they engaged in problematic smartphone use which in turn was tied to lower grades, mental health problems and a higher number of sexual partners. Previous research has linked excessive...

Bullying Linked To More Suicide Attempts By Young Adolescents

Being bullied may increase the risk of suicide attempts among young adolescents by approximately three times worldwide, according to a new study. “Globally, approximately 67,000 adolescents die of suicide each year and identifying modifiable risk factors for...
Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents...
Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

A new study shows that adversity early in life affects a child’s executive function skills, such as their ability to focus or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to changes in a child’s...
Teens Get More Sleep, Feel More Engaged When School Starts Later

Teens Get More Sleep, Feel More Engaged When School Starts Later

A new study adds to the growing evidence that students experience several benefits from later school start times. The findings reveal that, after a Colorado school district changed to later start times, students in middle and high school got more sleep at night, were...
Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Girls are bullied more often than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning...