Music therapy reduces depression in kids, adolescents

Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents with behavioural and emotional problems, a study found.

How risky behaviour emerges among teens

Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 are more likely to indulge in high-risk health behaviour during their teenage years, says a study.

 

Earth's magnetic flip could lead to surge in cancer rates
Earth's magnetic flip could lead to surge in cancer rates

Earth's magnetic field could flip very quickly - perhaps within a human lifespan, causing mutations and cancer surge, according to a new study.

Toddlers regulate behaviour to avoid making adults angry
Toddlers regulate behaviour to avoid making adults angry

Children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behaviour, scientists say.

Difficult eaters may have underlying psychological issues

Parents, take note! Bullying can initiate or reinforce body image preoccupations and possibly lead to a change in eating behaviour in kids, a new study has warned.

Toddlers know how not to make adults angry

Children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behaviour, shows new research.

New method of transition point from 'awake to asleep' developed

Scientists have recently developed a new statistical method and behavioral task to get a deeper insight into the point of transition from awake to asleep in human beings.

Milk drinking during pregnancy linked to infant iron deficiency: Research

Pregnant women who drink a lot of milk put their babies at risk of having an iron deficiency during an important phase of development, New Zealand researchers said Friday.

Junk food reduces appetite for balanced diet

A new study has found that junk food not only makes you fat, it also reduces your appetite for novel foods, which normally drives people to seek a balanced diet.

See your partner as a complete human being, not as a sexual being

Are you among those who treat their partners in terms of how they can provide sexual pleasure rather than viewing them as complete human beings with thoughts and feelings?

Counselling has almost `no effect` young alcohol abusers

A new study has revealed that counselling techniques used to help young people with drinking problems may be of limited benefit.

Risky behavior in teens may be caused by imbalances in brains` emotional networks

A new study has revealed that connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens that are more prone to risk.

Are you suffering from `always on` stress?

Are you a victim of "always on" stress? Give your smartphone worries a break even if the battery goes dead or there are no signals to connect to a call.

IMG dump troubled Tomic as client

Global management company IMG said Thursday it had split with troubled Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic, reportedly amid concerns over his off-court behaviour.

How virtual crowds reveal real behaviour

Know why you do not bump into someone as you walk in a crowd where everyone seems to be moving in a coordinated way? The answer lies in a virtual crowd.

Scientists link social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

Stanford University investigators have found a particular brain circuit which guides mammals` tendency to interact socially.

IATA adopts resolution to tackle in-flight passenger behaviour

To check growing instances of unruly in-flight behaviour by passengers, airlines around the world have decided to work jointly on steps to check the menace.

Drinking alone leads to risky behaviour

Do you often drive back home on your own at dangerous speed after a bout of drinking? You must be drinking alone most of the time. According to a new study, those who drink alone are more prone to risky behaviour than those who drink moderately in a group.

Cut your kids` food to make them behave better

When 6-10 year old children ate foods they had to bite with their front teeth - like drumsticks, whole apples, or corn on the cob - they were rowdier than when these foods had been cut, a new study has suggested.

Ryder and Bracewell`s behaviour under investigation

New Zealand Cricket (NSC) will investigate behaviour of Test squad members Doug Bracewell and Jesse Ryder, who have confirmed spending time in a bar, hours before the start of the ongoing first Test against India.