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7Feb
2020

'Tired, Stressed and Bored': Study Finds Most Teens Hate High School

`Tired, Stressed and Bored`: Study Finds Most Teens Hate High SchoolFRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's supposed to be the best time in your life, but a new study finds that U.S. high school students have mostly negative feelings throughout their schoolday. Surveying nearly 22,000 students nationwide, researchers found about 75% expressed boredom, anger, sadness, fear or stress. Girls were slightly more negative than boys, according to the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Yale Child Study Center researchers. A second survey asked 472 high school students in Connecticut about their feelings at distinct moments throughout the school day. The teens reported negative feelings 60% of the time, according to the study. The levels of negativity were "higher than we expected," said study co-author and research scientist Zorana...

Employers Need to Do More to Help Breastfeeding Moms: Survey

4 February 2020
Employers Need to Do More to Help Breastfeeding Moms: SurveyTUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Protections may be in place for employees who breastfeed, but the onus is on working moms to seek out the resources they need, according to a University of Georgia survey. "We know that there are benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and the infant, and we know that returning to work is a significant challenge for breastfeeding continuation," said lead author Rachel McCardel, a doctoral student in UGA's College of Public Health. "There is a collective experience that we wanted to explore and learn how can we make this better," McCardel said in a university news release. Federal regulations enacted more than 10 years ago require employers to provide unpaid break time and a space other than a restroom for employees to breastfeed or...

Health Tip: Basics of Newborn Care

31 January 2020
(HealthDay News) -- Taking a "new mothers" class and asking nurses to help with baby basics during your hospital stay can help prepare you for time at home, says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before discharge, the agency recommends that you know how to: Handle a newborn and support your baby's neck. Change your baby's diaper. Bathe, dress and swaddle your baby. Feed and burp your baby. Clean the umbilical cord. Care for a healing circumcision. Use a bulb syringe to clear nasal passages. Take a newborn's temperature. Soothe a baby.

When it Comes to Classroom Performance, Praising Kids...

29 January 2020
When it Comes to Classroom Performance, Praising Kids Works BestWEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Students have better focus in class if teachers praise them for being good rather than scolding them for being bad, according to a new study. Researchers spent three years observing more than 2,500 students in 19 elementary schools across Missouri, Tennessee and Utah. The children came from 151 classes from kindergarten through grade 6. The students exhibited 20%-30% greater focus on tasks when teachers gave out more praise than reprimands, according to the study. It was published Jan. 29 in the journal Educational Psychology. "Unfortunately, previous research has shown that teachers often tend to reprimand students for problem behavior as much or more than they praise pupils for appropriate behavior, which can often have a negative effect...

Girls With Autism Diagnosed Later Than Boys

28 January 2020
Girls With Autism Diagnosed Later Than BoysTUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Girls tend to be diagnosed with autism at an older age than boys, perhaps delaying essential treatment, a new study concludes. That delay in diagnosis is a clinically important finding, said study author Eric Morrow, an associate professor of molecular biology, neuroscience and psychiatry at Brown University. "The major treatment that has some efficacy in autism is early diagnosis and getting the children into intensive services, including behavioral therapy," Morrow said in a university news release. "So if we're identifying girls later, that may delay their treatments." Language delays are often the first sign of autism noticed by parents and doctors, but girls in the study had more advanced language abilities than boys, the researchers...
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