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The Parenting Trap: Coddling Anxious Kids

September 12, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Sept. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some parents may make things worse for their anxious kids by falling into what researchers call the “protection trap” — reassuring them, lavishing them with attention or making the threat go away, according to the results of a small study.
The finding indicates that [...]

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects

September 8, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) — While a burly kid on the playground may be the stereotype of a childhood bully, a new study suggests some of the most damaging bullies are as close to home as you can get: They’re siblings who tease, make fun of and physically hurt their [...]

Simple Steps Make Shots Less Scary for Kids, Nurse Says

August 22, 2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many children get anxious or afraid when they have to get a vaccination, but there are a number of ways that parents can make these shots easier for their kids, an expert suggests.
The first step is to explain to children in an age-appropriate way that the vaccinations help [...]

Settling Back-to-School Nerves

August 16, 2014

SATURDAY, Aug. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s normal for children to feel nervous or anxious about starting or going back to school, but there are a number of things parents can do to ease kids’ concerns, an expert says.
“The key to reducing back-to-school jitters is open lines of communication and creating a sense of [...]

Gardens a Center of Calm for People With Dementia

July 30, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Spending time in a garden might help soothe the agitation that commonly strikes people with dementia, a new review suggests.
Looking at 17 past studies, British researchers found evidence that watering plants, or sitting or strolling in a garden can help soothe some dementia patients’ anxiety.
The [...]

Stress, Depression May Boost Stroke Risk, Study Finds

July 10, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Stress, hostility and depression may increase the risk for stroke, a new study suggests.
The study found that depression seemed to raise the risk of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA) by 86 percent. It also found that stress apparently raised stroke or [...]

Some Teens May Face Emotional Problems After Concussion

July 10, 2014

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Teens who are sensitive to light or noise after a concussion are more likely to develop emotional symptoms such as anxiety and depression, a new study says.
“Identifying factors such as these that may exacerbate issues teens experience after concussion may help in planning for the appropriate treatment and [...]

Milk, Egg Allergies Seem to Make Parents Most Anxious

June 26, 2014

THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Parents and other caregivers of children who are allergic to milk and eggs have higher anxiety and stress levels than those whose children are allergic to peanuts, researchers report.
That finding even surprised the authors of the study published in the July issue of the journal Annals of Allergy, [...]

Anxiety May Affect Kids’ Brains

June 17, 2014

TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Children with anxiety problems actually have a bigger “fear center” in their brain, researchers report.
The study included 76 children aged 7 to 9, which is when anxiety-related traits and symptoms can first be reliably detected, according to the Stanford University School of Medicine researchers.
The parents provided information about [...]

Trying to Get Pregnant? Man’s Stress Levels May Affect Your Chances

June 3, 2014

A small new study suggests that higher levels of stress may hurt the quality of men’s sperm, potentially making it more difficult for them to impregnate women.


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