Anger more harmful to health of older adults than sadness, suggests study

Barlow and her co-authors examined whether anger and sadness contributed to inflammation, an immune response by the body to perceived threats, such as infection or tissue damage. While inflammation, in general, helps protect the body and assists in healing, long-lasting inflammation can lead to chronic illnesses in old age, according to the authors. “As most […]

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For teens, online bullying worsens sleep and depression – reveals study

Although research has examined the relationship between online bullying and depression, the University of Buffalo study is one of few to explore the connection between cyber victimisation and sleep quality. The study surveyed more than 800 adolescents for sleep quality, cyber aggression and depression. The research will be presented by Misol Kwon, first author and […]

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Physically punishing children leads to anti-social behaviour in adulthood

Children who are spanked, slapped, shoved or otherwise physically punished may be more prone to anti-social behaviour as adults, a U.S. study suggests. Four in five children in the U.S. have been spanked at least once by the time they reach kindergarten, researchers note in JAMA Network Open. While spanking and other forms of harsh […]

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