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Perinatal environment influences aggression in children

This release is available in French . It's a well-documented fact that children from zero to two can be spontaneously aggressive and that boys can be among the worse culprits. Even after being socialized, seven percent of boys will continue to be hyper-aggressive until the age of nine. ...

Smoking during pregnancy fosters aggression in children

This release is available in French . Montreal, January 6, 2009 Women who smoke during pregnancy risk delivering aggressive kids according to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology . While previous studies have shown that smoking during ge...

Nurturing Parents Can Cut Risk of Aggression in Girls

Teens who mature early without positive feedback more likely to choose bullying behavior TUESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Positive parenting can help ease aggression in adolescent girls who go through puberty early, says a study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmi...

Study: verbal aggression may affect children's behavior

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The methods mothers use to control their children during playtime and other daily activities could have a negative impact on their child's self-esteem and behavior, according to a new Purdue University study. "It's hard to tell parents how to interact with their children ...

Teen Aggression May Really Be a State of Mind

Study finds biological differences in brains of combative kids TUESDAY, Feb. 26 (HealthDay News) -- For parents of emotionally combative teens, new research offers a powerful biological reason for all the family feuding -- adolescent brain size. A team of Australian scientists has f...

Scripps research scientists discover chemical triggers for aggression in mice

The work, reported in an advance, online issue of the journal Nature on December 6, 2007, furthers the broad and important goal of elucidating how the neurological system can detect and respond to specific cues in of a sea of potential triggers. These results are a really exciting starting pla...

Pheromones identified that trigger aggression between male mice

A family of proteins commonly found in mouse urine is able to trigger fighting between male mice, a study in the Dec. 6, 2007, issue of Nature has found. The study, which is the first to identify protein pheromones responsible for the aggression response in mice, was funded in part by the National...

TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys

Preschoolers who watched such fare more likely to act out at 7, 10, study found MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool boys exposed to violent television -- even cartoons -- are more likely to become aggressive later in life, researchers warn. Their findings don't definitively...

Watching Violent TV at Pre-School Age Linked to Aggression in Young Boys

TV-Related Anti-Social Behaviors Found in Boys, Not Girls SEATTLE, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Watching violent television programs between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age is clearly linked to aggressive and anti-social behaviors in boys when they reach age 7 to 9, according to a new ...

Rutgers researcher's study cites media violence as 'critical risk factor' for aggression

You are what you watch, when it comes to violence in the media and its influence on violent behavior in young people, and a new paper, lead-authored by Rutgers University, Newark, researcher Paul Boxer, provides new evidence that violent media does indeed impact adolescent behavior. The researc...

Older Brothers Might Spur Kids' Aggression

Their presence seems to have that effect, study found FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children with older brothers are more likely to become increasingly aggressive over time than children with older sisters, U.S. research suggests. A team at the University of California, Davis, observed...

Relationship Between Sleep Apnea And Aggression In Sex Offenders Explored

More than 20% of men in western cultures are affected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and sex offenders who suffer from OSA experience more harmful //psychological symptoms than people with normal sleep patterns–says a new study published in Journal of Forensic Sciences. Sex offenders with kn...

Some Antidepressants may Cause Aggression in Adolescents

Some antidepressant drugs could cause irritability and other abnormal behaviour in teenagers and more research is required to study their effect on children, say scientists//. Kereshmeh Taravosh-Lahn of the University of Texas at Austin, US, and colleagues gave injections of the drug fluoxetin...

A gene related to aggression weakens the brain

National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) researchers have found out that gene previously linked to impulsive violence appears// to weaken brain circuits that regulate impulses, emotional memory and thinking in humans. It was studied through brain scans t...

Fish Oil supplementation reduces physical aggression in school children’

Miho Itomura and his colleagues from Toyama University, Japan have found that supplementation of fish oil reduces the physical aggression of school children’s behavior. //Researchers have found that Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is a main constituent of fish oil, is an important component of ce...

Is Man’s Aggression Linked To His Finger

Aggression is traditionally thought of as a characteristic trait of man. Often it is mistaken for manliness //and other socially acceptable attributes of man. But can it be linked to the size of the fingers in a man’s hand? A recent study in the current issue of Biological Psychology says just tha...

Researchers Find Estrogen Governs Genes That Affect Aggression

Ohio State University researchers have studied how a naturally occurring chemical in the bodies of mice affects aggressive behaviour in accordance with the length of the daylight they face. The researchers found that a class of hormones called estrogens increase aggression in the animal du...

Pet Bite Injuries: K-State Veterinarian Shares Tips to Minimize Risk of Bites and Bite-Related Infections

...nd threatening situation, they may bite," she said. To minimize the risk, she said it helps to recognize subtle signs of fear, nervousness or aggression in a dog. It also helps to neuter your dog or cat, train and socialize them and use a leash when outside. When it comes to strange dogs, Stenske said,...

Dakim BrainFitness Now Used in 286 Senior Living Communities, Adding 136 Sites in 12 Months for Dementia-Fighting System

...rg, a Pennsylvania retirement community that has used the Dakim platform since 2007. "They talk more, their energy level is a little higher, and their aggression level seems to lessen after a session. We have even been able to relocate a few residents from secured to non-secured environments after they began us...

Men with Low Testosterone See Multiple Doctors Before Being Diagnosed; Many Dissatisfied with Current Treatment Options

...t take care to prevent any transfer of testosterone to partners or children, as they have been associated with inappropriate genitalia enlargement and aggression in children. Short-acting testosterone injections are another, less popular treatment option that must be administered every two to four weeks. ...

The 2009 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards Honor Extraordinary Californians for Innovative, Practical Solutions

...e delivery of violence prevention, mental health and juvenile justice programs. As a result, children in their Early Childhood Initiative show reduced aggression and improved social behavior; a middle school violence prevention/social skills curriculum resulted in 72 percent fewer suspensions; and alternatives ...

Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

... been possible for the author to systematically follow stone and concrete ammunition from its gathering until its use in throwing," he wrote. Chimp aggression generated terrifying headlines last month when a Stamford, Conn., woman was mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee that belonged to her friend. Charla N...

Dog bites a particular threat to young children, especially as temperatures rise

... circumstances of the dog bite (signs of provocation, adequacy of child supervision, breed of dog, sex of animal, spay/neuter status, history of prior aggression of the dog, dog restraint, time of event, patients previous histories of dog bites, length of dog ownership, location where dog bite injury occurred, ...

Are Internet-Addicted Kids More Violent?

... Taiwanese study say yes, but American experts aren't so sure MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Taiwan links aggression in teens to heavy Internet use, but its findings are being questioned by some American researchers. The research, based on questionnaires about I...

Adding a Cancer Drug May Make Matters Worse

..., adverse drug reactions were more frequent in those given the four drugs. The reason for the negative results is unclear, Punt said. "It could be aggression between the antibodies of which the nature is unknown," he said. The fact that fewer side effects were seen in the animal studies could offer a clue, ...

Fibroblasts invade at a snail's pace

... function. In cancer cells, says author Grant Rowe, sustained Snail1 expression may not only cause a loss of epithelial markers but also promote tumor aggression by stimulating tissue invasion and angiogenesis. ...

Those Who Feel Rejected Direct Hostility Toward Others

... Social exclusion linked to aggression found in school shootings, other tragedies ...lp explain why social exclusion is often linked to aggression that, in some cases, is so extreme it can result i... to a better understanding of why rejection causes aggression and what we can do to prevent such unwanted and ha...

Many Alzheimer's Caregivers Admit to Abusive Behavior

... they wished it hadn't happened," Cooper said. "People with dementia can act aggressively. They [the caretakers] were reacting to being the subject of aggression or being in a difficult situation." The British government is considering a revision of its policies for safeguarding vulnerable adults, focusing o...

Preventing the Next Virginia Tech -- The National Behavioral Intervention Team Association Launched Today

...violence. School shootings are ever more frequent. Workplace violence is commonplace. Yet, violence is often preventable. Those who intend to act with aggression frequently give signs and clues to what they are planning. In the wake of increasing shootings and violence across the country, behavioral interventio...

Study strengthens link between tobacco smoke and behavioral problems in boys with asthma

...st increase we observed was in overall behavioral problems, but it was interesting that in addition to externalizing behaviors like hyperactivity and aggression we also saw an increase in internalizing behaviors, such as depression," explained Dr. Yolton. "Few studies have found a link between tobacco smoke a...

Bullies may enjoy seeing others in pain

...Professor in Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. "This work will help us better understand ways to work with juveniles inclined to aggression and violence." Decety is an internationally recognized expert on empathy and social neuroscience. The new research shows that some aggressive yout...

Counseling Can Combat Youth Violence

... months later, compared to those who received referrals only, the researchers said. In addition, participants who received mentoring reported less aggression and fewer misdemeanors and were more likely to "think about the consequences," take steps to avoid fighting, and "take a time out" when faced with a c...

Memo to ER docs: Send young victims of violence for 1-on-1 counseling

...o received referrals only. Comparing their attitudes and behaviors after six months, researchers found that teens who received mentoring reported less aggression and fewer misdemeanors and were more likely to "think about the consequences," take steps to avoid fighting and "take a time out" when faced with a co...

MSU doctors bring much-needed psychiatric care to rural areas via technology

...am the leader in the state and one of the most active in the Midwest. Doctors treat psychiatric ailments from attention deficit disorders to childhood aggression to depression, and Magen said patients, particularly children and adolescents already in tune with technology, adapt well to the set-up. A lack of...

Child abuse increases risk for later sexually coercive behavior in some men

...ho reported coercive behavior did not experience any childhood sexual or physical abuse. "There is a lot of evidence indicating sexual coercion and aggression is a complex behavior with an array of risk factors. There is this whole group of men for whom we have yet to fully understand what their risk factor...

Rutgers receives $2.3 million federal grant to research use, safety of antipsychotics

... medications have come to be widely used in a clinically diverse population, including many children and adolescents with such behavioral disorders as aggression and elderly persons with symptoms of dementia, as well as adults with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses. Use of antipsychotic medicatio...

Culture's role on alcohol and violence

...rms of violence. Violence-reinforcing cultures tend to share the following features: Cultural support (in media, norms, icons, myths, and so on) for aggression and aggressive solutions; Militaristic readiness and participation in warssocieties that are frequently at war have consistently higher rates of inte...

MS patients have higher spinal fluid levels of suspicious immune molecule

...ve cell branches. But researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found the extra TREM-2 was not in the right place to reduce aggression in immune cells, a revelation that could eventually lead scientists to new pharmaceutical targets for MS prevention. "Previously, TREM-2 had only ...

Move over mean girls -- boys can be socially aggressive, too

...ossip, and intentionally exclude others, a type of aggression that's called indirect, relational, or social. Now a new analysis of almost 150 studies of aggression in children and adolescents has found that while i... challenge the popular misconception that indirect aggression is a female form of aggression," according to Noel...

Troubled girls from poor neighborhoods more likely to have sex in early adolescence

...or this study, conduct problems were self-reported in late childhood or when participants were 10 or 11 years old. At-risk behaviors included physical aggression (e.g. bullying, fighting, kicking), destructive tendencies (e.g. vandalism, stealing) and violation of rules (e.g. running away, staying out all night...
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