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April 27, 2015

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Apr. 27, 2015 — If you're finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet, scientists say you can likely blame AGRP neurons -- hunger-sensitive cells in your brain. New experiments show these neurons are ... read more

Some Children Lose Autism Diagnosis but Still Struggle

Apr. 26, 2015 — About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required ... read more

Sex Difference in Competitiveness Even Among the Fastest Runners

Apr. 21, 2015 — Sex differences in some behaviors are well established, but it's unclear whether differences still occur within highly selective sub-populations, such as expert financial decision makers or ... read more

Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Associated With Anxiety Symptoms in 3-Year-Olds

Apr. 21, 2015 — Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings, researchers report. The study shows the importance of considering ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Children raised in Romanian orphanages had blunted stress response systems, a study shows, while children placed with foster parents before the age of 2 showed stress responses similar to those of ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — Patients who are obese, diabetic or both have the highest incidence of brain tumors, and they offer a clue that insulin is a factor for some glioblastoma patients. But a new study suggests drugs ... read more

Autism-Epilepsy Connection Explored in Four Studies

Apr. 20, 2015 — Epilepsy affects nearly 30 percent of all people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurobehavioral condition marked by impaired social and language development. Conversely, many patients with ... read more

Successfully Managing Fatigue in People With Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 20, 2015 — Fatigue is one of the most commonly reported and debilitating symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and can significantly reduce an individual's quality of life. Unlike the tiredness that we all ... read more

Protecting Students from Homophobic Bullying

Apr. 17, 2015 — Students who are bullied because of sexual orientation have willing defenders among their classmates -- motivated by leadership, courage, their beliefs in justice, altruism and having lesbian, gay, ... read more

Two Drugs Reduce Teacher-Rated Anxiety, in Addition to ADHD, Aggression

Apr. 17, 2015 — The addition of risperidone to parent training and a stimulant also improves teachers’ assessments of anxiety and social avoidance, new research shows. Improvement in teacher-rated anxiety and ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — If you are looking to raise money online for your favorite cause, listen up. A real-world analysis of human behavior shows that men treat online giving as a competitive enterprise. Men will donate ... read more

New Mouse Model for the Study of Neurofibromatosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — New mouse models for the study of principal malignant tumor associated with neurofibromatosis type 1 have been developed by researchers. Neurofibromatosis are disorders of the nervous system that ... read more

Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings. Racial differences in school discipline are widely ... read more

Should a Political Party Form a Coalition? Voters and Math Decide

Apr. 15, 2015 — A new paper proposes mathematical models to analyze political decision-making. "Mathematics is important in many aspects of social behavior. Politics is just one of these aspects, since some of ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered how the powerful brain hormone oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to prompt specific social behaviors -- findings that could lead to a better understanding of how ... read more

Apr. 15, 2015 — A family therapist has one word for parents who want to raise a healthy, happy child: ... read more

Disruption of Sleep in Children Could Hamper Memory Processes

Apr. 15, 2015 — Sleep-disordered breathing can hamper memory processes in children, according to a new study. The research found that disrupted sleep had an impact on different memory processes and how children ... read more

How Molecule Protects Brain Cells in Parkinson's Disease Model

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers have found how a widely known but little-studied enzyme protects brain cells in models of Parkinson’s disease. These findings could provide valuable insight into the development of drug ... read more

Personalized Computer Feedback Can Mitigate Problem Gambling Behaviors

Apr. 14, 2015 — More than 1.6 million college-aged adults meet the criteria for problem gambling. This can lead to difficulties at work, school or home, and with relationships, personal finances, and mental and ... read more

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