stress http://ripr.org en New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains http://ripr.org/post/new-data-how-poverty-hurts-kids-brains <p>Stress can affect developing brains, including the kind of stress that poverty can create. But a strong caregiver can mediate those effects. Those are the findings of a new <a href="http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleID=1761544&amp;utm_source=Silverchair%20Information%20Systems&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=JAMAPediatrics%3AOnlineFirst10%2F28%2F2013">study </a>in the Journal JAMA Pediatrics. It's not news that stress and poverty can have negative effects. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 16:46:39 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24011 at http://ripr.org New Data On How Poverty Hurts Kids' Brains Gallup poll: healthy habits take a hit after the storm http://ripr.org/post/gallup-poll-healthy-habits-take-hit-after-storm <p>News from the Gallup Wellbeing poll: <a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/160364/healthy-behaviors-fall-areas-hit-superstorm-sandy.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=syndication">healthy behaviors declined </a>after Superstorm Sandy in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, the hardest hit states.</p><p>The survey found residents less likely to be getting 30 minutes of regular exercise, and less likely to be eating healthy food. Why?</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 17:19:04 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 10031 at http://ripr.org Vote. It’s good for you. http://ripr.org/post/vote-it-s-good-you <p>Sure, it’s been a stressful few weeks – months, even. Debates, political ads, campaigning, flyers, you name it, we’re all tired of it, right? It might even be taking a toll on our mental health. And according to <a href="http://www.europeanneuropsychopharmacology.com/article/S0924-977X%2811%2900042-3/abstract">one study </a>by some Israeli researchers, there’s a bit more stress in store just before you cast your vote:</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 16:15:56 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8272 at http://ripr.org