Singing in a choir might be good for your mental health, a new study suggests. British researchers conducted an online survey of nearly 400 people who either sang in a choir, sang alone or belonged to a sports team. All three activities were associated with greater levels of mental well-being, but the levels were higher among those who sang in a choir than those who sang alone.
Having involved parents and feeling connected to school increase the likelihood that a teen will get sufficient sleep, a new study finds. Previous research has suggested that developmental factors, specifically lower levels of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin, may explain why children get less sleep as they become teenagers.
By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Women who are happy with their bodies are better able to maintain a happy relationship, a new study finds.
The researchers’ survey also found that women who are satisfied with their current relationship tend to be fine with their weight and body image.
The link between relationship [...]
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THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism can benefit from a type of therapy that helps them become more comfortable with the sounds, sights and sensations of their daily surroundings, a small new study suggests.
The therapy is called sensory integration. It uses play to help these kids feel more [...]
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — People who attempt suicide before their mid-20s are at increased risk for mental and physical health problems later in life, a new study finds.
“The suicide attempt is a powerful predictor” of later-life trouble, said Sidra Goldman-Mellor, of the Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina, [...]
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — You can talk like a “Valley Girl” — even if you’re a guy — a new study contends.
The so-called Valley Girl dialect, also known as uptalk, is expanding to males, the study found. Valley Girl speak is marked by a rise in pitch at the end of sentences [...]
By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Slightly more than 6 percent of U.S. teens take prescription medications for a mental health condition such as depression or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new survey shows.
The survey also revealed a wide gap in psychiatric drug use across ethnic and racial groups.
Earlier studies have documented [...]
Your voice might help listeners determine your approximate height without seeing you, according to a new study. Researchers had men and women listen to recordings of identical sentences read by men and women of different heights. The listeners were asked to rank the speakers from tallest to shortest.