WEDNESDAY, Nov. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Parents and children who were separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy have shown lasting psychological trauma — even after being reunited, a new study finds. Between 2017 and 2018, more than 5,000 children were separated from their parents at theContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Grandmothers can have a strong bond with the little children in their families — and the connection even shows up on brain scans, researchers say. The investigators embarked on a unique study, looking at the brains of older women — not for signsContinue Reading

MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — For Emily Litvin, this Thanksgiving is going to look different from the last one and she couldn’t be happier about it. “I’m so excited to have some sort of normalcy, especially for my daughter and her cousins. It’s nice for them to allContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Researchers have created a six-stage process to help families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) deal with the disorder. “This framework is family-centered, focused on breaking down the barriers that families face from before diagnosis to preparing children with ADHD forContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rarely receive the gold-standard treatment recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for their condition, a new study reports. The AAP recommends a behavioral therapy technique called “parent training in behavior management,” or PTBM, asContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater. Many young men and women with autism and intellectual disabilities face a significantly higher risk for obesity,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Seeing a parent abuse a sibling can be as traumatizing as watching a parent hurt another parent, a new study finds. And it can lead to depression, anxiety and anger, researchers say. “When we hear about exposure to family violence, we usually thinkContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Sept. 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Over the past year and a half, the coronavirus pandemic has remade so much of everyday life, including the foods families eat. In many families, that’s been a good thing, with half cooking at home more often and two-thirds making healthier food choices,Continue Reading

THURSDAY, Sept. 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Even when genetics and personality are working against you, having a strong network of supportive friends and family may help lower alcoholism risk, researchers say. “Genes play an important role in alcohol use,” stressed Jinni Su, an assistant professor of psychology at ArizonaContinue Reading