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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

'Middle England' Faces Lowest Psychosis Risk

Oct. 24, 2016 — The risk of developing a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is highest for young people, men, ethnic minorities and people living in urban areas and poorer neighborhoods, an English study ... read more

New Effort Aims to Prevent Surgery-Related Opioid Addiction Across Michigan

Oct. 24, 2016 — With 40 percent of opioid medications in Michigan prescribed by surgeons, a team has launched an effort to encourage safer prescribing across the state, and a map of drug takeback ... read more

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Oct. 21, 2016 — Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a “fake ID effect:” This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students ... read more

Analytics Developed to Predict Poll Trends

Oct. 21, 2016 — As the countdown continues to the Presidential election, new analytical tools promise a quicker and remarkably accurate method of predicting election trends with ... read more

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... read more

Same Day Return to Play After Concussion Still Common Among Youth Athletes

Oct. 21, 2016 — Concussion guidelines published over the past decade -- and laws in all states -- now discourage youth athletes from returning to play if they display any signs of concussion after an injury. ... read more

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Visits to Pediatric Emergency Departments for Headache Pain in Children Are on the Rise

Oct. 21, 2016 — There is a growing body of evidence that pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children presenting with ... read more

Adverse Events Affect Children's Development, Physical Health and Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — It's known that adverse childhood experiences carry over into adult life, but a new study is focusing on the effect of these experiences in the childhood ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson's Disease Patients

Oct. 21, 2016 — Prescribing a medication plan for a patient with Parkinson’s disease is a big challenge for doctors, but now a biomedical engineering professor and his students are making great strides in solving ... read more

Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risks

Oct. 21, 2016 — How society treats overweight people makes health matters worse, a new study has found. Among the findings, authors note that people who experience weight discrimination often shun social interaction ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — What students in school learn from a model experiment depends on how similar the model substances look to the originals, a new study has ... read more

First Atomic-Level Image of the Human 'Marijuana Receptor' Unveiled

Oct. 20, 2016 — In a discovery that advances the understanding of how marijuana works in the human body, an international group of scientists has, for the first time, created a three-dimensional atomic-level image ... read more

Toxic Peptides Disrupt Membrane-Less Organelles in Neurodegenerative Disease

Oct. 20, 2016 — Scientists reveal how toxic peptides that arise due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia target the integrity of membrane-less organelles and trigger ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — We might not think of our circadian clock until we are jetlagged, but scientists continue to puzzle over what drives our biological timepiece. Now, a study has found that variations in surrounding ... read more

ADHD Symptom Persistence Into Adulthood Estimated

Oct. 20, 2016 — Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young ... read more

Scientists Build a Better Cancer Drug to Pass Through Blood-Brain Barrier

Oct. 20, 2016 — In efforts to develop new treatments for brain cancer, scientists report they have altered the structure of an experimental drug that seems to enhance its ability to slip through the mostly ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Although only 10 percent of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) cases are hereditary, a significant number of them are caused by mutations that affect proteins that bind RNA, a type of genetic ... read more

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