Children may ultimately benefit more from a preschool curriculum focused primarily on language skills and on the underlying core concepts behind academic skills, a researcher said.
Children may ultimately benefit more from a preschool curriculum focused primarily on language skills and on the underlying core concepts behind academic skills, a researcher said.Early childhood education programs that focus on enriching social and emotional growth for socioeconomically disadvantaged children at a young age provide positive effects that can be seen for many years as the students continue into elementary, middle and even high school, according to a new study.

Support offered on social media doesn't have near as much benefit as that offered in person.
Support offered on social media doesn't have near as much benefit as that offered in person.Extensive social media use appears to be a contributing factor in the development of depression among young adults, according to a new national study, with those who use social media the most each day being up to nearly three times as likely to become depressed than their peers who spend less time online.

A roundabout in the city of Sheffield, England. (Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash)
A roundabout in the city of Sheffield, England. (Photo by Benjamin Elliott on Unsplash)Dense or otherwise complicated road networks are connected to missing-person incidents involving people with dementia, according to a recent study, shining light on the role the disease plays in spatial awareness and other cognitive processes.

A mural on a street in London. (Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)
A mural on a street in London. (Photo by Edward Howell on Unsplash)The physical and mental threat of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and its similarities to the threat of terrorism have led two researchers to call for a new term, “viruism,” to describe the widespread fear that a global health crisis can generate.

“You just don’t see a fourfold increase of things when you study health, almost ever,” a researcher said about the findings of a recent study into women with depression and PTSD. (Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash)
“You just don’t see a fourfold increase of things when you study health, almost ever,” a researcher said about the findings of a recent study into women with depression and PTSD. (Photo by Anthony Tran on Unsplash)Women who suffer from both depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are at nearly four times the risk of early death from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, suicide, and other causes than women who do not, a recent study found, underscoring the impact mental health has on physical health.

New research has examined the relationship between burnout and workplace stress. (Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash)
New research has examined the relationship between burnout and workplace stress. (Photo by Scott Graham on Unsplash)Job-related stress and work overload are often pointed to as major causes of burnout, but new research argues that the relationship is in fact reversed, and that it is actually existing burnout that can lead to increased feelings of stress in the workplace.

Social media is one of the best examples of the huge political rifts in the U.S. (Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash)
Social media is one of the best examples of the huge political rifts in the U.S. (Photo by Solen Feyissa on Unsplash)Even passing exposure to discriminatory social media posts, a growing problem online, is enough to adversely impact mental health in young men, while women were not as severely affected, a recent study of Hispanic adults found.

New research indicates a link between chronic sleep deprivation in adolescence and an increased likelihood of depression in adulthood. (Photo by Quin Stevenson on Unsplash)
New research indicates a link between chronic sleep deprivation in adolescence and an increased likelihood of depression in adulthood. (Photo by Quin Stevenson on Unsplash)A new study led by University of Ottawa researchers uncovered how chronic sleep disruption during adolescence can make individuals far more susceptible to developing depression than they otherwise might be.

Researchers have introduced a new tool in response to what they described as a lack of a measure of depressive symptoms that ascribed those symptoms to a workplace source. (Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash)
Researchers have introduced a new tool in response to what they described as a lack of a measure of depressive symptoms that ascribed those symptoms to a workplace source. (Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash)Two researchers have developed a new tool to help occupational health specialists identify individuals at risk for high levels of depression that can be attributed directly to their workplace, in what the pair said is the first such instrument of its kind to address and quantify work-related depression.

Two UCLA studies have found that maternal stress during pregnancy may be linked to numerous health complications, including accelerated aging. (Photo by Isaac Quesada on Unsplash)
Two UCLA studies have found that maternal stress during pregnancy may be linked to numerous health complications, including accelerated aging. (Photo by Isaac Quesada on Unsplash)A mother’s stress during pregnancy and even prior to conception may result in a higher likelihood of preterm birth, as well as the child being more susceptible to faster aging, according to two recent studies out of the University of California, Los Angeles.