While more and more people are choosing to live independently and not take up the responsibilities that marriage entails, researchers have found new evidence on the benefits of married life. A study suggests that women who are married tend to be safer in terms of suffering partner abuse or substance abuse. Also, married women are apparently less likely to suffer post-postpartum depression around the time of pregnancy compared to those who live with a partner. The study revealed that unmarried women who lived with a partner for less than two years were more likely to experience at least one of the three problems. However, the occurrence of these problems apparently came down as the time period of staying together with the partner increased.
Soon after reports that sex addiction has not been included as a mental disorder in DSM-5, here comes a report on similar grounds from a leading expert which suggests that many teenagers are suffering from sex addiction, and easy access to online pornography and poor sex education are to be blamed for the same.
In a new study, researchers with the help of brain-monitoring technology have found that the brains of infants respond to faces in a very similar way as adult brains do, even while the rest of their visual system lags behind. Parents often feel that their child stares at their faces. While many may regard it as wishful thinking, studies do show that even babies, less than an hour old, tend to stare at face-like images longer than at any other pattern, Medical Xpress reported.
Psychological therapies may be beneficial for children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that occurs as a result of traumatic events in life including child abuse, a new study suggests. In their study, the researchers found that children and teenagers with PTSD showed improvement with up to three months of treatment. The current study paves the way for more research into the long-term benefits of the treatment.
Afraid to commit yourself to a relationship? Blame it on your parents, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.
For all those people who are on the lookout for a life partner, here is something useful for you. If your girlfriend or boyfriend is really good as a partner, you can be sure that they are also going to make a wonderful parent for your child. A new research reveals that the same set of skills that makes us a good partner, is what we use to nurture our children too. The study aimed at examining how caregiving works out in families. The researchers wanted to check how one relationship in the family affects another.
Events like marriage and children are pushed further by more and more women who are perhaps more inclined towards building a career before reaching these milestones in life. Also with the continued increase in IVF treatments, women are delaying motherhood may be waiting for the right partner.
Children who are physically in the best shape, not only outshine others in sports, but are also more likely to be the best performers in class, a new research suggests.
An increasing number of children are harming themselves either with knives or drugs, a report released by a leading charity stated. The growing number of self-harmers has been blamed on the deepening family problems.
A new study suggests that sitting up, either by themselves or with someone's help, is crucial for how babies learn as they grow up. The study by Rebecca J. Woods, assistant professor in the human development and family science department at North Dakota State University has revealed that sitting up, unsupported has a very significant positive effect on their learning abilities about objects around them.
Most of us know when to be scared and when to calm down. However, a new research shows that children who are diagnosed with autism find it difficult to let go of old, outdated fears.
There must hardly be anyone who does not get tempted by delicious images of tasty food shown on television. While this seems perfectly normal for everyone irrespective of their body mass, a new research suggests that obese children may be more vulnerable to such advertisements. Childhood obesity is a growing concern among doctors and researchers.
In today's day and age, it seems practically impossible to imagine life without cellphones. Even if we have relatives residing in another corner of the world, we know that they are just a call away. Cellphones are undoubtedly a part of our lives and more than anything, one of the most significant necessities. While the adults of this generation have accepted cellphones as a tool of communication and a way to ease life, the younger generation seems to take them more as a status symbol. Children as young as seven have mobile phones these days and yes, they surely believe they can't live without one. A new Baylor University study suggests that cell phone addictions are driven by materialism and impulsiveness and has compared it with the likes of compulsive buying and credit card misuse.
A new research warns parents against indulging themselves too much in to their phones, as this is causing them to be careless towards their children, consequently resulting in increased accidents. Experts say that a sharp rise in playground falls and mishaps in the home can be blamed on parents being distracted by text messages and emails, Mail Online reports.
A new study suggests that expectant mothers who drink during pregnancy may have children with altered brain structure and metabolism, visible with the help of various imaging techniques, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.