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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Growing Number of Teens Think Getting Heroin Is 'Probably Impossible'

Feb. 21, 2017 — How easy do adolescents think it is to get heroin? A researcher examines how their perceptions have changed from 2002 to ... read more

Family Focused Interventions for at Risk Children and Youth

Feb. 21, 2017 — Experts discuss how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as ... read more

Treatment Strategy for Anorexia

Feb. 20, 2017 — New research conducted in adolescent rodents provides insights on the mechanisms behind anorexia nervosa and points to a potential treatment ... read more

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

Body and Brain Timing Can Be Trained

Feb. 20, 2017 — Good timing is vital in many situations of daily life, but is rarely something we consider. In a new dissertation, a researcher shows that our ability for timing is something that can be trained and ... read more

Majority of Opioid Medications Not Safely Stored in Homes With Children, Survey Finds

Feb. 20, 2017 — Nearly 70 percent of prescription opioid medications kept in homes with children are not stored safely, a new study ... read more

Repetitive Head Injuries May Not Cause Movement Problems for Former NFL Players

Feb. 19, 2017 — Former NFL players who had repeated head injuries may not have significant problems with motor functions later in life, according to a preliminary ... read more

Premature Death in Delinquent Youth

Feb. 20, 2017 — Researchers have found alarming premature mortality rates for delinquent ... read more

Scientists Uncover How Zika Virus Causes Microcephaly

Feb. 17, 2017 — A multidisciplinary team has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development, outlines a new ... read more

Discovery of Genetic 'Switch' Could Help to Prevent Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Feb. 17, 2017 — A genetic 'switch' has been discovered, which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, report ... read more

New Research Examines Gun Use, Injury and Fear in Domestic Violence

Feb. 17, 2017 — About 2 percent of domestic-violence incidents involve guns, according to new research. Victims of these crimes typically have fewer injuries but more fear. These findings come as part of her latest ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Fathers given boosts of the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers, a new study ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — It is not the brain that determines if people are right or left-handed, but the spinal cord, new research indicates. The biopsychologists have demonstrated that gene activity in the spinal cord is ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Many who have a chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) report struggling to solve problems, understand complex information and maintain friendships, despite scoring normally on cognitive tests. New ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have developed an improved type of electrode that is more durable, lasts longer in the body and transmits a clearer, more robust signal than electrodes made from current state-of-the-art ... read more

Variability in Local Costs of Substance Abuse Across California

Feb. 17, 2017 — The average news consumer might be surprised to learn that the economic costs of alcohol abuse far exceed those related to illegal drug use. In California, alcohol abuse cost $129 billion in 2010, ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Screen time before bed can mess with your sleep. But people without TV and laptops skimp on sleep too, researchers say. A study of people living without electricity or artificial light in a remote ... read more

Mothers and Infants Connect Through Song

Feb. 17, 2017 — New research provides insight into the importance of song for infants and mothers. The work explored the role of infant-directed singing in relation to intricate bond between mother and ... read more

Zero Tolerance Policies Unfairly Punish Black Girls

Feb. 16, 2017 — Black girls are disproportionately punished in American schools -- an 'overlooked crisis' that is populating the school-to-prison pipeline at rising rates, two education scholars argue in a ... read more

International Students' Concept of 'Home' Shapes Post-Graduation Plans

Feb. 16, 2017 — How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new ... read more

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