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New Study Shows Significant Eating Disorder Risk for Boys

November 5, 2013
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Researchers say the stereotype that teen girls are at risk for eating disorders shouldn't be the only group doctors and parents focus on.

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Boys With Autism, ADHD Vulnerable to Game Addiction

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Newsy (July 29, 2013) — A study in Pediatrics says boys with autism disorder played video games almost twice as much as the average for all boys.
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Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root?

Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root? (May 13, 2013) — Does Social Engagement Have a Genetic Root? California Academy of Sciences - California Academy of Sciences Innovation is critical for both individual and evolutionary success, but creative disruption requires taking risks. New research marrying the theory and methods of economics to cutting-edge neuroscience techniques - an emerging field known as NeuroEconomics - is making new discoveries about the biological processes that motivate us to take risks and create new solutions to unforeseen challenges. Dr. Platt will describe how the brain overcomes uncertainty to explore novel alternatives and create new knowledge. Parallel findings from humans, monkeys, rodents, and worms indicate that a common suite of underlying mechanisms has evolved to control the desire to explore. At one extreme, neuropsychiatric disorders like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction, may arise from dysfunctional control of exploration. At the other, uniquely human faculties of creativity and technological innovation may reflect elaboration of this shared biological heritage controlling our desire to explore.
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India's Alarming Child Male-Female Ratio Worries Experts

India's Alarming Child Male-Female Ratio Worries Experts

NDTV (May 7, 2013) — It is not a girl's world, at least not in India where there are only 919 girls under six for every 1000 boys. The 2011 census figures show the ratio has fallen further from the already alarming 927 girls for every 1000 boys ten years ago.
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Mean Girls Not As Prevalent As Bullying Boys

Mean Girls Not As Prevalent As Bullying Boys

Newsy (Dec. 3, 2014) — A new study in the journal Aggressive Behavior shows boys are more likely than girls to be emotionally aggressive toward their peers. Video provided by Newsy
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