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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

Study Finds Participants Feel Moral Outrage Toward Those Who Decide to Not Have Children

Mar. 1, 2017 — Data representing individuals from across the United States indicates that US adults are increasingly delaying the decision to have children or forgoing parenthood entirely. Yet evidence suggests ... read more

Racial, Ethnic, Gender Bias Occurs in Pathway from Teacher to Principal

Feb. 28, 2017 — Race and sex still matter when public school teachers seek to become principals, a new study has ... read more

Children and Youth Learning English Require Better Support for Academic Success

Feb. 28, 2017 — Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs) -- who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the US -- lag behind their English-speaking monolingual peers in educational ... read more

Study Finds New Link Between Childhood Abuse and Adolescent Misbehavior

Feb. 28, 2017 — An important learning process is impaired in adolescents who were abused as children, a researcher has found, and this impairment contributes to misbehavior patterns later in life. A new article ... read more

Transgender and Gender-Fluid Teens Left With Few Safe Harbors

Feb. 28, 2017 — Transgender and gender-fluid teens, particularly those born male, face up to three times more mental and physical abuse at school and at home than their gender-conforming peers, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 28, 2017 — Researchers have introduced a new approach to treat Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is the sixth leading cause of death among in older adults. The exact causes of Alzheimer's ... read more

Happy Notes, Happy Memories

Feb. 28, 2017 — Happy memories spring to mind much faster than sad, scary or peaceful ones. Moreover, if you listen to happy or peaceful music, you recall positive memories, whereas if you listen to emotionally ... read more

Ski Helmets Lessens Severity of Injuries, Research Finds

Feb. 28, 2017 — New research focused on helmet safety and injury prevention among young skiers and snowboarders. The research found that children who wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding sustain less severe ... read more

Kids Want Parental Help With Online Risk, but Fear Parental Freak Outs

Feb. 28, 2017 — In a study, teens rarely talked to their parents about potentially risky online experiences. Parents and children often have much different perceptions of and reactions to the same online situations. ... read more

How Your Brain Makes Articles Go Viral

Feb. 27, 2017 — Activity in the self-related, mentalizing, and positive valuation regions of the brain combine unconsciously in our thoughts to determine what we want to read and share, such that brain scans from a ... read more

New Studies Illustrate How Gamers Get Good

Feb. 27, 2017 — Researchers used data from online video games to study what kinds of practice and habits help people acquire skill. Beyond simply learning about what makes gamers good, the investigators hope that ... read more

Lack of Oxygen, Not Excessive Stimulation, Cause for Half of Seizure-Related Brain Damage in Epilepsy

Feb. 27, 2017 — Neuronal degeneration is the most severe long-term consequence of repetitive seizures in patients with epilepsy, which until now was thought to be primarily caused by excitotoxicity, or ... read more

Molecule Stops Fatal Pediatric Brain Tumor

Feb. 27, 2017 — Scientists have found a molecule that stops the growth of an aggressive pediatric brain tumor. The tumor is always fatal and primarily strikes children under 10 years ... read more

How After-Hours Trading Sheds Light on Investor Sentiment

Feb. 27, 2017 — Overnight market activity -- between the time the market closes and re-opens the next day -- provides a goldmine of information about investor sentiment at the firm level, or pertaining to specific ... read more

Given the Choice, Patients Will Reach for Cannabis Over Prescribed Opioids

Feb. 27, 2017 — Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — Prolonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient’s life. As a result of a seizure, neural connections of the brain may be rewired in an incorrect ... read more

Preventing, Treating Smoking in Children and Youth

Feb. 27, 2017 — A first-ever guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on tobacco use by children and youth aged 5 to 18 years recommends that physicians should play a more active role in the ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — New research has identified sections of DNA associated with altered regulation of gene expression underlying schizophrenia. The implicated loci contribute to schizophrenia risk by affecting ... read more

Ketogenic Diet Shown Safe, Effective Option for Some With Rare and Severest Form of Epilepsy

Feb. 27, 2017 — In a small phase I and II clinical trial, researchers and colleagues elsewhere found that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was a safe and effective treatment option for the majority of ... read more

Living With Children May Mean Less Sleep for Women, but Not for Men

Feb. 26, 2017 — New research backs up what many women already know: They're sleep deprived. Unlike men, a good night's sleep for women is affected by having children in the house, according to a ... read more

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