Childhood Bullying Linked to Adult Chronic Inflammation

Can getting bullied make you sick?  Bullying is getting a lot of attention and perhaps deservedly so.  Research continues to show that being bullied in childhood can have profound and long-lasting negative effects both behaviorally and relative to other health outcomes. A recent study by Bill Copeland (a psychologist who, by the way, received his […]

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Sibling Conflict Not Just Kid Stuff

Brother and sisters fighting with each other is exceedingly common, but these behaviors often get chalked up to typical sibling interactions, or even a rite of passage that can toughen kids up.  A new study from the journal Pediatrics, however, finds evidence that there may be real mental health consequences to these intense conflicts. The […]

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Bullying – What You Can Do

Kids bullying other kids used to be seen as an innocent rite of passage.  Research has shown, however, that bullying can have severe and sometimes tragic consequences. New technology, such as social networking internet sites, now can extend the reach of bullies form the confines of school and into the homes of all children with […]

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