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September 1, 2015

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September 1, 2015

About 10 Percent of Mothers Experienced Depression Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 27, 2015 — About 10 percent of mothers experienced chronic, persistent depressive symptoms two years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people, displacing hundreds of ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Family Farm Managers Earn Less, but Gain 'Emotional' Wealth

Aug. 26, 2015 — After hours harvesting forage, managing livestock and milking cows, new agricultural economic research shows family members who work on the family dairy farm make $22,000 less annually than ... read more

Cannabis Use May Influence Cortical Maturation in Adolescent Males

Aug. 26, 2015 — Male teens who experiment with cannabis before age 16, and have a high genetic risk for schizophrenia, show a different brain development trajectory than low risk peers who use ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study looked at the effect of light exposure at night -- like that from phones or tablets -- on the biology of teen sleep. The researchers found that children in early to middle puberty were ... read more

The Fear of Trying New Foods May Have Negative Dietary Implications

Aug. 26, 2015 — Neophobic children have a lower quality index in terms of the Mediterranean diet. Food neophobia is the fear of or refusal to try new foods. This is a typical feature in infant development. ... read more

Few Gay Teenage Boys Get Tested for HIV

Aug. 26, 2015 — HIV infections are rising for young men who have sex with men, but only one in five gay male teens have ever been tested for HIV, reports a new study. The reason is teens don't know where to get ... read more

Many Parents Unaware of E-Cigarette Dangers to Children

Aug. 25, 2015 — Many parents and guardians who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers they pose to children, according to a new ... read more

Opioid Receptor Gene Variations Associated With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Severity

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new study indicates that variations in opioid receptor genes are associated with more severe neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) in newborn babies. The findings could help lead to the development of ... read more

Slower Response to Confrontation Can Slash Violent Crime Arrests for Some Youth

Aug. 25, 2015 — The ability to think fast and respond quickly to a situation generally is considered advantageous and indicative of a nimble mind. But automatic responses, particularly among young, disadvantaged ... read more

Predicting Who Will Murder His Wife or His Family

Aug. 25, 2015 — Murderers who kill intimate partners and family members have a significantly different psychological and forensic profile from murderers who kill people they don't know, reports a new study. The ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Less than a month before Congress votes on whether to reauthorize a controversial program mandating healthier school lunches, a new study confirms the suspicions of school officials -- many students ... read more

Cartoons Reveal Attitudes Toward Parenting

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers have tapped a novel data source to track changing attitudes toward parenting during the 20th and early 21st centuries: cartoons in the New Yorker ... read more

Age and Thinking Style Affect How Young People Evaluate Online Information

Aug. 25, 2015 — With current research suggesting that many young people don’t question the information they find online, a new study reveals the factors that are most likely to predict they ... read more

Romantic Opportunities Appear to Influence Women's Sexual Identities, but Not Men's

Aug. 25, 2015 — Romantic opportunities appear to influence women's sexual identities -- but not men's, suggests a new ... read more

Bilingualism and the Brain: How Language Shapes Our Ability to Process Information

Aug. 24, 2015 — In an increasingly globalised world, there are many practical benefits to speaking two languages rather than one. Even in the US, which is largely monolingual, more than 20 percent of the population ... read more

Aug. 24, 2015 — Using computer vision, signal processing and privacy protection, a doctoral student, along with electrical and computer engineering professors, have developed "MEBook," a combination of a ... read more

Crying Has Its Perks

Aug. 24, 2015 — Yes, a good cry indeed might go a long way to make you feel better. These findings were established after a research team videotaped a group of participants while watching emotionally charged films. ... read more

Young Adults Believe Hookah, E-Cigs Are Safer Than Cigarettes

Aug. 24, 2015 — Many college students are making their way back to campus this month, and back to the habits -- good or bad -- that dorm-life promotes. A new study finds that young adults under 25, including high ... read more

Magnetic Stimulation Effective in Reducing Bed-Wetting

Aug. 23, 2015 — Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, causes distress in children and young adults, as well as for their parents or caregivers. The causes are not fully understood and there may be both physiological ... read more

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