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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Gambling Is Associated With 'Risk-Taking Behavior' in Young Teens, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2016 — Gambling among young teens may be associated with increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana, according to a study that surveyed sixth- to eighth-graders in Italian ... read more

Reduced Anxiety, Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery ... read more

Women More Sensitive to Irksome Behavior Than Men

Feb. 2, 2016 — Women may be friendlier than men, but that doesn't mean they like putting up with jerks, suggests a new report. A new study shows that women are more likely than men to get irked at irritating ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Researchers' Preclinical Trial Upends Conventional Wisdom About Responses to Fear

Jan. 28, 2016 — For more than a century scientists have recognized 'freezing' as the natural fear response. But in a new study found that female rats often respond to fear by 'darting.' The ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Two secrets of one of the brain's most enigmatic regions have finally been revealed. In a pair of studies, scientists have discovered a specific neural circuit that controls walking, and they ... read more

Want to Learn a New Skill? Faster? Change Up Your Practice Sessions

Jan. 28, 2016 — When practicing and learning a new skill, making slight changes during repeat practice sessions may help people master the skill faster than practicing the task in precisely the same way, researchers ... read more

New Programs Help Prepare Low-Income Children for School Success

Jan. 28, 2016 — New pediatric programs report an increase school readiness in children of low-income ... read more

Four Factors Predict Neurodevelopmental Outcomes for Children With Low Birth Weight

Jan. 27, 2016 — Four factors -- medical complications at birth, maternal education, early motor assessments, and early cognitive assessments -- help predict later cognitive function and motor performance for ... read more

Treating Depressive Symptoms from Their Roots

Jan. 26, 2016 — A wide range of compounds is on the market to ameliorate depressive symptoms, however their efficiency is achieved only after long periods of treatment and not in 100 percent of patients. Researchers ... read more

Toward More Predictive Genetic Mouse Models of Alzheimer's Disease

Jan. 25, 2016 — Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease that leads to cognitive decline, dementia and ultimately death, mostly in the elderly. It’s already a huge health burden, and it’s getting ... read more

Potential Therapeutic Targets Identified for Multiple Sclerosis

Jan. 25, 2016 — Treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other inflammatory diseases may benefit by new findings from a study that identified potential therapeutic targets for a devastating disease striking some 2.3 ... read more

Bullying Hinders Positive Youth Development for Sexual-Minority Youth

Jan. 25, 2016 — When compared with their heterosexual peers, sexual-minority youth score lower on key indicators of positive youth development -- and those disparities may be due in part to more bullying of these ... read more

Group Therapy Helps Autistic Children to Cope Better With Everyday Life

Jan. 25, 2016 — Children and adolescents with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder can learn how to cope better in the social world and also achieve a lasting effect. Social difficulties are one of the main ... read more

New Study Holds Hope for Improving Outcomes for Children Exposed to Methamphetamine

Jan. 21, 2016 — In a first of its kind study, researchers followed meth-exposed children to age 7.5 and found more supportive home environments could make a difference in their behavior and emotional ... read more

Computer Modeling Provides Insight Into Cellular-Level Effects of Schizophrenia Risk Genes

Jan. 21, 2016 — Numerous genetic variants associated with risk for schizophrenia have been identified. However, little is known about how these genes have their effects in the ... read more

Chronic Stress, Anxiety Can Damage the Brain, Increase Risk of Major Psychiatric Disorders

Jan. 21, 2016 — People need to find ways to reduce chronic stress and anxiety in their lives or they may be at increased risk for developing depression and even dementia, a new scientific review paper ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by a University of Vermont ... read more

Learning a Second Language May Depend on the Strength of Brain's Connections

Jan. 20, 2016 — Learning a second language is easier for some adults than others, and innate differences in how the various parts of the brain "talk" to one another may help explain ... read more

It's Mom Who Sees Troubles for Teens With Food Allergies

Jan. 20, 2016 — Mothers of teens with food allergies are more likely than the kids themselves to report that the youth have emotional and behavioral problems, a new study ... read more

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