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Physical abuse and punishment impact children’s academic performance

Physical abuse and punishment impact children’s academic performance

Sarah Font and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children’s cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation.

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Tracing Trends Could Lead to Better Public Health Education

Tracing Trends Could Lead to Better Public Health Education

Using a Population Education Transition (PET) curve, which illustrates the process of education and behavior change, could lead to a better way to identify and plan public health responses to new health risks in a population, said researchers in an article published in the journal Demography

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Teen brains may not be as hardwired for crime as previously thought

Teen brains may not be as hardwired for crime as previously thought

In the U.S., which tends to be more individualistic, involvement in crime tends to peak in middle to late teens and then declines

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