1. runawaybunny

    Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems

    Now measurable with a novel scale developed by HKU scientists City lifestyle has been criticised for being an important reason for children being disconnected from nature. This has led to an unhealthy lifestyle in regards to active play and eating habits. Even worse, many young children do not...
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    City upbringing, without pets, boosts vulnerability to mental illness

    'Hygiene hypothesis' likely applies to psychiatric disorders too, study suggests Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers...