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Good Relationship Skills Alone Do Not a Harmonious Marriage Make

New research suggests that good relationship maintenance skills are necessary but not sufficient for a lasting relationship.

Teaching Children to Share Toys

In an earlier episode of Family Anatomy, Dr. Brian and I talked about sibling rivalry and how sharing toys gets played out in this context. Kids can become very attached to their toys. Many times, toys symbolize a sense of security. Young kids in particular often want to travel with their toy and keep it…

The Effects of Stress During Pregnancy: First of a Series

There are lots of myths about the effects of stress during pregnancy, but what does the research say?

Women more Emotional and Men more Aggressive? When Stereotypes don't Work

Jared Curhan of MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Jennifer Overbeck of the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business conducted a study to see how men and women handle negotiations. What they were looking for was whether participants would behave as the stereotypes would have us believe, namely that the women would concentrate…

Bulimia more likely to affect poor than rich

A 10-year survey conducted by the University of Southern California Institute of Economic Policy Research revealed information about bulimia that runs counter to the common notion that it primarily affects privileged caucasian girls. Beginning when the participants were 9 or 10, the researchers regularly queried girls’ behaviour. Perhaps the most important information to be reported…

Exercise Instead of Prozac

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine, which reviewed both unpublished and published studies submitted to the FDA, found that, when the unpublished trials were included, antidepressants were not nearly as effective as they’ve been thought to be. A second study that appeared in February in PLoS Medicine, the online journal, reviewed…