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Boys and Girls Process Language in Different Parts of Brain
When children make language mistakes, girls use the part of the brain used for declarative memory or tasks like memorizing words and associations while boys use procedural memory and the part associated with governing the rules of language, Georgetown Unive...
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Diet Articles May Cause Eating Disorders in Teens
The 44 percent of middle school girls who frequently read articles about weight loss and dieting are twice as likely to try unhealthy weight loss measures such as smoking and fasting and three times as likely to try vomiting than girls who did not read the ...
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Life Harder on Teen Girls, Depression Study Shows
A shocking number of young women age 15 to 24--about 20 percent--is affected by major depression, studies show, making them more likely to attempt suicide, abuse alcohol and enter into abusive relationships. New findings from the University of South Caroli...
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Helping Girls Resist Media Sexualization
Imagine a 5-year-old girl walking through a mall wearing a short T-shirt that says "Flirt." Consider the instructions given in magazines to preadolescent girls on how to look sexy and get a boyfriend by losing 10 pounds and straightening their hair. Envis...
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One in Three Young Teenage Boys Are Heavy Users of Pornography
Young teenage boys are very heavy users of sexually explicit media content on digital or satellite television, video, and DVD and the Internet. When surveyed anonymously, 90 percent of boys and 70 percent of girls aged 13 and 14 reported accessing sexually...
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Long-Term Study Shows Gender and Income Differences Don't Affect Intelligence Much
Does being born rich, male or female make you smarter? Researchers at the National Institutes for Health (NIH) have been studying hundreds of children for eight years to find out just that. Announcing the initial findings of their ongoing study of healthy ...
Girl Talk Leads To Anxiety And Depression
It seems the normally calming effect of expressing your troubles may not kick in if you're a teenage girl who spends a lot of time discussing them. University of Missouri associate professor of psychological sciences Amanda Rose reports that 'co-rumination...
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Big Girls Don't...Go To College?
Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as their thinner peers, shows a new study appearing in Sociology of Education. They are also more likely to consider killing themselves and to try drugs or alcohol. Analyzing data on almost 11,000 adolescent...
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Teen Girls in Juvenile Centers More Aggressive Than Male Peers
Incarcerated teen girls are more aggressive than boys in or out of juvenile detention centers, reports a study in the July issue of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice which shows that the percentage of girls that are aggressive while incarcerated is nearly...
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PsychBriefs: August 11 - 18, 2007
Our weekly wrap-up of news, interesting research, and noteworthy happenings in the worlds of psychiatry, psychology, and social work. Army Suicide Rates Up Army suicide rates have risen to 99 soldiers for 2006, up from 87 in 2005. Of these, 30 were soldier...
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PsychBriefs: September 16-22, 2007
Stressed Women More Likely to Birth Girls A study of 6000 infants and mothers shows that pregnant women with high stress levels are five percent more likely to have girls than relaxed mothers. Researchers suggest that high levels of stress hormones may make...
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Family Meals Reduce Disordered Eating in Teen Girls
Worried about your daughter's eating habits? New research shows eating five or more meals together per week as a family considerably decreases the likelihood of teen girls engaging in extreme diet behaviors such as fasting or vomiting.
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Plastic Chemical BPA Linked to Behavior Problems in Girls
Daughters exposed to high levels of a chemical found in common plastics have been found to have higher levels of behavior problems in early childhood.
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